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Chapin Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts

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Address: Stetson Hall, Main St., Williamstown, MA
Phone Number: 413/597-2462
Description: This library houses rare editions of the Declaration of Independence, the...
This library houses rare editions of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
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A hidden treasure on the Williams campus

The Chapin Library, which is the rare book and manuscript collection of Williams College, is located in the magnificent new Sawyer Library. No other liberal arts college in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The Chapin Library, which is the rare book and manuscript collection of Williams College, is located in the magnificent new Sawyer Library. No other liberal arts college in the United States has a rare book collection that compares to this one. Fortunately, the Chapin's curators mount significant exhibitions of their treasures, and these exhibitions are open to the public. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2007

You should visit this small Williams College library in Stetson Hall just to see all the major documents of the beginning of US history is one case!! They have printed copies of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights and Articles of Confederation, some with comments written on them by participants. There are no crowds, you can take your... More 

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Address: Stetson Hall, Main St., Williamstown, MA
Phone Number: 413/597-2462
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Williamstown

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