College Archivist Sylvia Kennick Brown kindly provided me with copies of the faculty listings from old course catalogs. I am working on a project which is guaranteed to make lots of people angry explores the changing demographics of the Williams faculty. Curious about the faculty of 1975 (pdf)? Here is a sample:


1) I like the listing of faculty addresses. When did this stop? Why did it stop? I think many alumni would be surprised and saddened at the number of faculty who live far away from Williams and who, therefore, can’t take meaningful part in the non-classroom life of the Williams community. Can’t live near Williamstown because of Reason X? Then don’t be a Williams professor. The College should change its policies so that local residency is a requirement.

2) Any memories of the faculty from 35 years ago? Share them with us.

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