Welcome to My World

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!


MK with ED


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.


ED Dag
Of course, Emily Dickinson is just the tip of the iceberg of amazing materials held by the college. Watch this space for more gems from the collections.


MK with ED

Mike showing off the first edition of Dickinson's Poems.