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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 ...

President Joan Hinde Stewart
Stewart Appointed to Council on Library and Information Resources Committee

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Vanderbilt University have established a committee to examine emerging national-scale digital projects and their potential to help transform higher education in terms of scholarly productivity, teaching, cost-efficiency and sustainability.  President Joan Hinde Stewart has been appointed to this group, the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education, which comprises college and university presidents and provosts, deans, university librarians and association heads.  More ...

Burke Library hosted a celebration on Sept. 10 to commemorate its 40th birthday.
Another Year for the Books

Daniel Burke Library hosted a celebration on Monday, Sept. 10, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its dedication. Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds, Dave Smallen, vice president of Information Technology, and college archivist Kathy Collett spoke at the event.  More ...

Burke Library
Daniel Burke Library Turns the Page on 40 Years

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of its dedication, Daniel Burke Library will host a celebration on Monday, Sept. 10, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., at the library. Kathy Collett, college archivist, will give a brief history of the college library, Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds will speak on the importance of libraries, and Dave Smallen, VP of Information Technology, will reflect on his years in Burke Library.  More ...

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 ...

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