Strategic Location

Trinity's location in Hartford adds significantly to American Studies. Many courses, such as AMST 357 Race and Urban Space or AMST 409 The Digital Image in the City,  feature deep engagement with the the city's structures and neighborhoods. The Watkinson Library, a reference and rare books collection within the Trinity library, is especially rich in Americana. Local literary and museum collections at the Connecticut State Library, the Wadsworth Atheneum, the Old State House in Hartford, the Mark Twain House and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, the Connecticut and Wethersfield historical societies, the Webb Deane Stevens Museum, and Mystic Seaport are outstanding -- and, in some cases, living -- resources particularly relevant to American Studies majors. 

Trinity's strategic location is near a rich variety of museums, art institutions and archives, and close to libraries and museums in New Haven, New York, and Boston.    Altogether, Trinity's location affords a wealth of opportunities to enhance learning both in and out of the classroom. The Trinity library's 900,000 books and periodicals are a rich resource right on campus.