Elizabeth Porter Phelps and Life at Forty Acres (1747-1817) By Elizabeth Pendergast Carlisle Elizabeth Pendergast Carlisle is the author of Earthbound and Heavenbent: Elizabeth Porter Phelps and Life at Forty Acres, 1747-1817. Her talk of the same title was the sixth in an occasional series of talks by outside scholars who have used the resources of the Amherst College Library for their research.
By Nicholas Pedersen In 2003, two members of the Class of 2004 were chosen to be Fellows in January of 2004, Mihailis Diamantis and Nicholas Pedersen. Mr. Pedersen has provided this account of his experience.
By Willis E. Bridegam At the Council meeting of April 24, 2004, Will Bridegam gave this report on the changes that have occurred in the Library during his nearly thirty years as Librarian of the College, and on its current state.
By Daria D'Arienzo The April 24 symposium “Remembering James Merrill at Amherst” took its impetus from the Merrill-Burford correspondence that was chosen as the symbolic gift to mark the growth of the Library’s collection to more than one million volumes. Acquisition of these letters, which provide rich detail of Merrill’s life during the summer of 1946, was made possible by a gift in memory of James I.
Librarian of the College, 2004 - On June 21, 2004, Gregory S. Call, Dean of the Faculty, announced the appointment of Sherre L. Harrington as Amherst’s new Librarian of the College, effective September 1, 2004.
The Library Celebrates a Major Milestone By Daria D'Arienzo On April 23-24, 2004, the Amherst College Library marked the growth of its collection to more than a million volumes, a milestone in the life of the Library, which was started in 1821 when the College was founded.