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Paper Available - “'The First Rule of Gunfighting is Have a Gun': Technologies of Concealed Carry in Gun Culture 2.0"

Posting my upcoming presentation at the University of Arizona yesterday reminded me that I should do the same for the paper I presented at The Copeland Colloquium on… 135 more words

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Unexpected Names

Amherst College’s records are filled with names that would seem unusual today, like Preserved Smith (grandfather – 1828, grandson – 1901), or Heman Humphrey (2nd college president, 1823-1845). 561 more words

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1990s Throwback

This week we’re taking a quick visual trip back to Amherst in the 1990s:

In our ongoing work to preserve the photographic materials in our collection, we’re preparing many of our slide collections for frozen storage. 108 more words

College History

Solar eclipse chasers: Prof. David Peck Todd and Mabel Loomis Todd

I hope everyone had a chance to glimpse the partial – or total – solar eclipse on Monday.  All this talk of our recent “Great American” eclipse got me thinking about previous eclipses and two early eclipse chasers in Amherst history: David Peck Todd (AC 1875) and Mabel Loomis Todd.  250 more words

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An Account of Sexual Assault at Amherst College

By Angie Epifano. Epifano is a former student of the class of 2014 Issue 142-6

Wed, 10/17/2012 – 00:07

TRIGGER WARNING: This content deals with an account of sexual assault and may be triggering to some people. 582 more words

Student Societies of Amherst Academy & Their Questions

This week’s blog post comes from our Bicentennial Metadata Librarian, Amanda Pizzollo:

As avid readers of this blog will know, Amherst College was conceived out of the previously existing Amherst Academy. 1,460 more words

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