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. Hamilton has a strong interest in American communal societies.
“They had a wonderful collection of imprints but were weak in ephemera, which our collection, a partial gift, addressed,” Miller concluded. The article appeared in the publication’s July 3 edition.