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Documentary North Woods Elegy has Hamilton Connections

Filmmaker Derek Taylor recently visited campus to screen his documentary, A North Woods Elegy: Incident at Big Moose Lake, much of which was filmed on campus and in the community of Clinton. Taylor is an assistant professor at Southern Connecticut State University. North Woods Elegy, a 62-minute documentary, is Taylor’s first film and investigates the circumstances surrounding the murder of Grace Brown on Big Moose Lake in the Adirondacks State Park.  More ...

Hands on Hamilton History Series Continues Oct. 20

The monthly series of bicentennial displays, Hands on Hamilton History, continues with an exhibition of documents from around the time of the Revolutionary War and the following decades, including the founding and operation of the Hamilton-Oneida Academy. The items will be on display in the Patricia Pogue Couper Research Room in the Emerson Rare Book Room on the third floor of Burke Library on Thursday, Oct. 20.  More ...

15 Minutes: Homage to Andy Warhol Opened Oct. 5

Hamilton College is the first and only college to present a new tribute exhibition to Andy Warhol, 15 Minutes: Homage to Andy Warhol.  The traveling exhibition of art and sound showcases work from 18 artists whom either knew, worked with or were influenced by Andy Warhol. Among the 18 artists are Bob Dylan, Patti Smith and Ultra Violet.  More ...

A page of Samuel Kirkland's Plan of Education, on loan from Dartmouth College.
Hands on Hamilton History Debuts With Samuel Kirkland

Hands on Hamilton History will debut on Thursday, Sept. 22, with an exhibit related to Samuel Kirkland.  Each month, Hands on Hamilton History will feature a small group of documents, artifacts and visual materials relating to a specific period in the history of the College. A brief discussion of these materials will take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Patricia Pogue Couper Research Room, third floor Burke Library.  More ...

Document Courtesy of Dartmouth College Library.
Samuel Kirkland's "Plan of Education" on Loan to Library

Two hundred years of learning is undoubtedly cause for celebration. Yet the charter that Hamilton received in 1812 merely continued a quest for knowledge that had begun two decades earlier with Samuel Kirkland and his Hamilton-Oneida Academy, a secondary school that focused on educating local Iroquois youth. Like so much at Hamilton, the Academy began with a piece of writing: Kirkland’s 1791 “Plan of Education for the Indians,” a 15-page document in which Kirkland outlined his ideas for the new school.  More ...

Christian Goodwillie
Goodwillie Publishes Book, Articles on Shakers

Director of Special Collections Christian Goodwillie has published two articles and a book this spring. Hancock Shaker Village: A History and Guidebook (co-authored with John Harlow Ott) presents new research into the former village site of the Hancock Shaker community, now a museum in western Massachusetts.  More ...

Ilyon Woo's <em>The Great Divorce</em>.
Author Ilyon Woo Discusses Her Book The Great Divorce

The story of Eunice Chapman is not an especially famous one. In fact, many have never even heard of her struggle against 19th century society in search of her kidnapped children. Ilyon Woo’s book, The Great Divorce: A Nineteenth-Century Mother's Extraordinary Fight against Her Husband, the Shakers, and Her Times, chronicles this dramatic story with an unbiased perspective and a flair for storytelling. In a recent lecture at Hamilton, Woo discussed her research, the process of writing a book, and the incredible account of Eunice Chapman.


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Dr.Walter Brumm and Patsy Couper.
Library's Patricia Pogue Couper Research Room Dedicated

The Burke Library held a formal re-opening of the Emerson Rare Book Room, honoring Patsy Couper W'44 and Dr.Walter Brumm, with a dedication of the Patricia Pogue Couper Research Room on April 14.  More ...

Patsy Couper W'44
Patricia Pogue Couper Research Room Dedication

The Burke Library will hold a formal re-opening of the Emerson Rare Book Room, honoring Patsy Couper W'44 and Walter Brumm, with a dedication of the Patricia Pogue Couper Research Room on Thursday, April 14, at 4:15 p.m. on the second floor landing of the library. The public is invited to attend.  More ...

Ilyon Woo
The Great Divorce Author Ilyon Woo to Lecture

Ilyon Woo, author of The Great Divorce: A Nineteenth-Century Mother's Extraordinary Fight against Her Husband, the Shakers, and Her Times, will discuss her book in a lecture at Hamilton on Thursday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m., in the Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium. Woo used materials from Hamilton’s Burke Library Special Collections in doing research for the book, which is the true story of a 19th-century mother’s fight to recapture her children from the celibate Utopian sect of the Shakers. The lecture is free and open to the public.


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