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The Archives and Special Collections is undertaking a year-long project to arrange and catalogue the papers of Henry Steele Commager that were a gift to the Library from his widow Mary Powlesland Commager.

You are welcome to share your memories of Professor Commager with others via the blog Recollections of Professor Commager.

Henry Steele Commager

Also, we are looking for letters from Professor Commager. If you have any correspondence or photographs tucked away, please consider sending them to the Archives to be added to the Commager Papers. You may e-mail Daria D'Arienzo, head of Archives and Special Collections at or write to her at Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Robert Frost Library, PO Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002-5000.