The Next Stage

This spring, five Amherst faculty members officially retired. Here are snapshots of each of them.

Peter Czap sat out the Cuban Missile Crisis in Moscow. It was October 1962, about a month into his first trip to the Soviet Union, and the United States had just discovered Soviet missile bases being built in Cuba. Suddenly, the International Herald-Tribune stopped appearing at Czap’s door. Moscow Radio became his only source for news.

Czap, who’d gone to Moscow to conduct archival research, witnessed the

Folger Shakespeare Library Director Announces Retirement

May 2, 2001Folger Shakespeare Library202/675-0344 Washington, D.C. -Folger Shakespeare Library Director Werner Gundersheimer has announced his decision to retire in June 2002. Gundersheimer has served as Director of the Folger since 1984 and is the fourth director in the Folger's seventy-year history.