I began work as the Head of the Archives & Special Collections at Amherst College on April 1, 2009. Since then, I have enjoyed digging into the tremendous resources available in our collections. I intend to use this space to share some of the things I have found deep in the bowels of Frost Library. Everything you see on these pages is available for use in the Archives & Special Collections, located on the A-Level of Frost Library. We are open from 9-4 Monday through Friday. Come on down!
Here's an action shot from earlier this summer of me showing off some of our Dickinson holdings. Most people are aware that Amherst has a lot of Emily Dickinson materials. We hold approximately half of Dickinson's known manuscripts along with a lock of her hair and the only known photographic image.The original daguerreotype of this portrait of the author is kept safe and sound in the vault in Archives & Special Collections.