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“Country and Bluegrass” Next in America's Music/Film Series

“Country and Bluegrass” is the theme of the fourth session in the America’s Music film history screenings and musical performances, sponsored by the Kirkland Town Library (KTL) and Hamilton’s Burke Library.  More ...

Goodwillie talking to students at Hancock Shaker Village
Religious Communal Societies Class Visits Shaker Sites

A group of students traveled to Hancock Shaker Village in Hancock, Mass., and to Mount Lebanon, N.Y., on Sept. 29 as members of the Religious Communal Societies in America, 1620-1950, course.  More ...

Dave Smallen
Dave Smallen Named VP for Libraries and Information Technology

On September 15, David Smallen became the Vice President for Libraries and Information Technology, a position that allows him to create new pathways of collaboration between the traditional functions of both the Burke Library and Information Technology (IT). Smallen has been at Hamilton since 1972 — “I sometimes joke that I handed out the pistols at Hamilton’s duel,” he said — and has been involved with the Information Technology department since 1974.  More ...

A jazz performance will take place on Sept. 27 in the Fillius Events Barn.
“Swing Jazz” is Next in America's Music/Film Series

“Swing Jazz” is the theme of the third session in the America’s Music film history screenings and musical performances, sponsored by the Kirkland Town Library (KTL) and Hamilton College’s Burke Library. A jazz performance will take place on Friday, Sept. 27, and related films will be screened on Monday,  Sept. 30 and on Sunday, Oct. 6.  All films and performances are free and open to the public.  More ...

“Broadway and Tin Pan Alley” is Next Program in America's Music/Film Series

“Broadway and Tin Pan Alley” is the theme of the second session in the America’s Music film history screenings and musical performances, sponsored by the Kirkland Town Library (KTL) and Hamilton College’s Burke Library. The film screening  is Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., in Bradford Auditorium, KJ.  All films and performances are free and open to the public.  More ...

America’s Music Film Series Schedule Announced

The Kirkland Town Library (KTL) and Hamilton’s Burke Library have announced the schedule of events for the program “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway.”  The first session, Blues and Gospel Music, will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m., at the Kirkland Town Library. All screenings are free and open to the public.  More ...

Will Newman '14 sorts and organizes a large cache of materials by the late poet Agha Shahid Ali in Burke Library's Special Collections.
Poet Agha Shahid Ali’s Legacy Lives On In Special Collections

Poet Agha Shahid Ali taught at Hamilton for only five years, but in that short time he established lasting connections and friendships at the college. For this reason, the Agha Shahid Ali Literary Trust donated his collection of manuscripts, letters, and other writings to Hamilton after his death in 2001. This summer, Will Newman ’14 is working with Burke Library’s Special Collections to organize the materials so that they are accessible to scholars, ensuring that Shahid’s legacy at Hamilton lives on.  More ...

Christian Goodwillie
Goodwillie Publishes Writings by Shaker Apostates and Anti-Shakers

Christian Goodwillie, director and curator of Special Collections and Archives in Burke Library, recently published Writings of Shaker Apostates and Anti-Shakers, 1782–1850. The three-volume set was issued by Pickering and Chatto. It contains 38 separate texts.  More ...

Dan Morgenstern
Grammy Winner Dan Morgenstern to Give Couper Lecture

Dan Morgenstern, eight-time Grammy Award winner and recently retired head of Rutgers University's Institute of Jazz Studies, will present the Couper Phi Beta Kappa Library Lecture on Monday, April 8, at 4 p.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium of the Taylor Science Center.  Morgenstern will address the changing nature of acquisitions, access and use of jazz archives, tying in to our own Jazz Archive.  His lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Kirkland Town Library and Burke Library Awarded NEH Grant

The Kirkland Town Library (KTL) and Hamilton’s Burke Library are joint recipients of  a $2,500 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to fund a program  “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway.”  More ...

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