Amherst College Library Names T. Michael Kelly Head of Archives and Special Collections

March 6, 2009               
Contact: Emanuel Costache ’09
Media Relations Intern

AMHERST, Mass.—T. Michael Kelly, associate curator of the Fales Library and Special Collections at New York University, has been named head of Archives and Special Collections at Amherst College’s Frost Library. His appointment is effective April 1.

Two Exhibitions Mark President Kennedy's Visit to Amherst 50 Years Ago

By Peter Rooney

The photos are atmospheric, historic and dramatic, some in color, some in black and white, capturing the historic day on Oct. 26, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy visited Amherst College to receive an honorary degree and preside over the groundbreaking for the Robert Frost Library.

Long Frozen Evenings

By Michael Kelly

Fans of Mysteries at the Museum on the Travel Channel may have seen its recent piece on the Clarence Birdseye field journals, which are held in Archives & Special Collections at Amherst. The two-minute clip covered the basics, but there’s more to the story.

The Illustrated Bird: still on view on Frost A Level

The exhibition of selections from the Richard L. Soffer Ornithology Collection is still on view in the Archives & Special Collections on the A Level of Frost Library. The show has been held over through the first week in April. Come by to see outstanding examples of bird illustrations from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries.

Coming in April: The Novelists of Amherst

An exhibition of fiction by Amherst College alumni, from Joseph Amiel to David Foster Wallace, and beyond.