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Christian Goodwillie

Curator, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

Christian Goodwillie (SAIC '01) is the Director and Curator of Special Collections and Archives at the Burke Library, Hamilton College, in Clinton, NY. Goodwillie works with faculty and students to integrate the use of primary source materials into the academic program. He manages major collections of materials from Ezra Pound (a Hamilton alum), American intentional communities (Goodwillie's academic specialty), and the Lesser Antilles Islands. Goodwillie has published nine books and numerous articles. He has served as President of the Communal Studies Association, and is also Associate Editor of the Richard W. Couper Press. He keeps his hands deep in historic preservation too, and was key in the formation of an advisory committee for preservation issues on the campus of Hamilton College, which has a number of eighteenth and early-nineteenth century structures. Goodwillie and his wife, Historic Paint Specialist Erika Sanchez Goodwillie, live in the Barnabas Pond House, a 1794 vernacular Georgian local landmark in Clinton.