John Bigelow Library

John Bigelow, Union Class of 1835, was a statesman, writer, and “advocate for the public good.”  During his lifetime Bigelow amassed a large collection of books.  These volumes were given to the College Library during the 1950s. They reflect Bigelow’s wide range of interests and include volumes on topics such as American history, French revolutionary history, Central America, and Swedenborgianism.  In addition to the Bigelow Library the College was given over 20,000 items of correspondence.  Further information about John Bigelow and the collections can be found by following this link: