Category: Student reflection

black and white photograph of Amherst, MA featuring Amherst College, 1800s

Interview with Alena Smith

poem written on part of envelope

Guest post by Campbell Hannan, ’21 “This show could never have been made if there wasn’t this digital archive.” When I posted a side-by-side comparison of George Gould (Class of 1850) and Samuel Farnsworth, the actor who plays him on the Apple TV+ show Dickinson, as the weekly installation of my Fridays with Emily feature…Continue Reading Interview with Alena Smith

Avery Farmer, Amherst Class of 2020

A Black Power fist raised at Commencement 1969.

I worked on the digital projects of the colleges archives for all but my first year as a student at Amherst College, and over time the photographs, publications, and physical objects from the last two centuries that I encountered contributed to the way I thought about the college’s history and my own role in it….Continue Reading Avery Farmer, Amherst Class of 2020

My experience as the Digital Programs Graduate Student Intern

Post by Jessica Dampier, Simmons University MLIS ’19 I have been working in Frost Library as the Digital Programs Graduate Student Intern since fall of 2016. Things have changed a lot in our department over the past three years, and for a variety of reasons the work I was doing when I first got hired…Continue Reading My experience as the Digital Programs Graduate Student Intern

The Introduction of World War II to Amherst College

A European Sees American College Life publication header

Guest post by Campbell Hannan ’21 In September of 1939, then-President of Amherst, Stanley King opened his convocation address in Johnston Chapel with a somewhat ominous proclamation. “This year we open with Europe at war,” he said. “What effect that war will have on America no man can tell. But that it will affect America…Continue Reading The Introduction of World War II to Amherst College