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Dave Smallen
LITS Well-Represented at CLAC

Three members of Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) – Dave Smallen, Maureen Scoones and Kristin Strohmeyer – presented during the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (CLAC) held June 16-18 at Lafayette College.  More ...

Antiques & the Arts Weekly Notes Hamilton's Special Collections

An interview with Shaker collector Stephen Miller in Antiques & the Arts Weekly included references to  Hamilton’s Director and Curator of Special Collections and Archives Christian Goodwillie and the Burke Library’s Communal Societies Special Collection. In discussing his decision to keep his Shaker ephemera collection intact and “have it be in the best possible institutional setting,” Miller said that “I knew Hamilton was the right place when the Shaker scholar Christian Goodwillie joined the college as director and curator of special collections & archives.   More ...

The 2015 Tobin Award winners Norm Bramley, Phyllis Breland '80 and Terry Lapinski.
Three Employees Honored With Tobin Awards

The winners of the Beverly S. and Eugene M. Tobin Employee Awards were announced and employees celebrating milestone service anniversaries were honored at Hamilton’s 31st annual employee service recognition luncheon on May 18 on Dunham Green.  More ...

Christian Goodwillie, Carol McCord, Jim McCord, Janelle Schwartz '97.
An Adirondack Library Finds a Home at Hamilton

In the age of eReaders and online libraries, the story of books gets lost. Not the story within the book, which is arguably more permanent, but rather the story contained on its faded pages, in its stretched spine, on its battered covers.

Hamilton’s Burke Library has an impressive selection of rare books and other special collections; of particular note are the Ezra Pound Archive and the abundance of Adirondack-related acquisitions. Christian Goodwillie, director and curator of Special Collections and Archives, is currently cataloguing a recently procured collection: The John Quinn and Jeanne Robert Foster Library, a generous gift from Jim and Carol McCord.  More ...

Ken Herold speaks at a conference in China.
Herold Explores Philosophies of Information

Director of Library Information Systems Ken Herold has guest edited another special issue for the critical professional journal Library Trends, titled "Exploring Philosophies of Information."  More ...

Herbal Medicines: Not a Modern Craze

In our society seemingly obsessed with healthy, natural ingredients in everything from food to shampoo, herbal medicines and supplements might seem like a contemporary trend. But their history in fact goes back to the 18th century. A new exhibit at Burke Library is displaying the proof.  More ...

Couper Press Announces New Publications

New titles from the Richard W. Couper Press present groundbreaking research on the Shakers, House of David, and Mary's City of David. Materials from these intentional religious communities form an integral part of the Special Collections at Burke Library.  More ...

DHi Staff, Students Present at Bucknell Conference

Several members of the Hamilton community presented during the Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference. The inaugural conference, held Nov. 14-16 at Bucknell University, focused on “Collaborating Digitally: Engaging Students in Faculty Research.”  More ...

Christian Goodwillie
Goodwillie Publishes Article, Book Set on Shakers

“Mummy Jum: The Shaker-Pilgrim Encounter of 1817-1818,” an article by Director and Curator of Special Collections and Archives Christian Goodwillie was published in Communal Societies. He also co-edited a three-volume set that is part of a series on communal societies.  More ...

Haim Goren
Israeli Professor Haim Goren Presents Annual Couper Library Lecture

Haim Goren, associate professor at Tel-Hai College in Israel’s Upper Galilee, presented the Couper Phi Beta Kappa Lecture at Hamilton on Sept. 24. Established in 2005 to honor Richard “Dick” Couper ’44 and his wife Patsy, this annual lecture series features eminent speakers who present on topics pertaining to the Burke Library’s special collections.  More ...

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