National Geographic : 1951 May
585 United States History Has Special Meaning at Williams, a College Almost as Old as the Nation Small classes and close teacher-student contacts are the rule in most New England liberal arts colleges (page 568). Here Prof. Luther Mansfield (center) lectures on America's beginnings. Griffin Hall's wall plaque (left) honors Col. Ephraim Williams, whose name the college bears. Killed (1755) in the French and Indian War, he left a fund founding Williams (1793) at Williamstown, Massachusetts. The Palladian window, with its arched centerpiece, was a feature of New England architecture in the early 1800's.