History of Williams and Higher Education

Study in the Sigma Phi fraternity house, 1909
Study in the Sigma Phi fraternity house, 1909
This ample Williams College Sigma Phi fraternity study has a fireplace, large table, several leather chairs and a desk with desk chair.
Study in the Sigma Phi fraternity house, 1909
Study in the Sigma Phi fraternity house, 1909
This ample Williams College Sigma Phi place fraternity has a fireplace, large table, several leather chairs and a desk with desk chair; above the fireplace there is a picture of horses.
Study in the Sigma Phi fraternity house, 1909
Study in the Sigma Phi fraternity house, 1909
Study in the Sigma Phi fraternity house; numerous leather arm chairs, and large rug and a grand piano furnish the room; two stained glass panels are visible above the windows that look out over a terrace.
Study in the Sigma Phi fraternity house, 1913
Study in the Sigma Phi fraternity house, 1913
Study in the Sigma Phi fraternity house; numerous leather arm chairs, and large rug and a grand piano furnish the room; two stained glass panels are visible above the windows that look out over a terrace.
The Ephraim Williams monument, ca. 1890
The Ephraim Williams monument, ca. 1890
The inscribed stone obelisk sits on top of a large boulder.
The east fireplace in the Stetson Library reading room, 1922
The east fireplace in the Stetson Library reading room, 1922
Stetson's eastern fireplace as shot from the northwest. Includes the portrait of Francis Lynde Stetson, reading tables and chairs, reading lamps, chandelier, etc.
Tompson J. Skinner, Esq. Deed to land in Williamstown
Tompson J. Skinner, Esq. Deed to land in Williamstown
Original property deed for land on which the Kappa Alpha house stood.
Two couples outside of Sigma Phi fraternity house, 1908
Two couples outside of Sigma Phi fraternity house, 1908
Two Williams College students at a house party with female guests; Sigma Phi fraternity, a.k.a. the Van Rensselaer Mansion; the group is seated on the balcony.
Two students enjoying an afternoon of cricket, 1912
Two students enjoying an afternoon of cricket, 1912
Two students enjoying an afternoon of cricket, 1912
Van Rensselaer House floor plan, attic story, ca. 1895
Van Rensselaer House floor plan, attic story, ca. 1895
Floor plan of the attic story of the Sigma Phi fraternity chapter house.
Van Rensselaer House floor plan, first floor, ca. 1895
Van Rensselaer House floor plan, first floor, ca. 1895
Plan of the first floor of the Sigma Phi chapter house.
Van Rensselaer House floor plan, first floor, ca. 1895
Van Rensselaer House floor plan, first floor, ca. 1895
Floor plan of the first floor of the Sigma Phi fraternity's chapter house