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Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

"A Bulletin for Servicemen", 1945

 File — Box 2: [Barcode: War Materials 2], Folder: 20-21
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The War Materials Collection records the involvement of Amherst College, its students, staff and alumni in the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and post-World War II conflicts such as the Korean and Vietnam wars. Documents include letters, bulletins, pamphlets, newspaper clippings and lists of alumni who served in the wars.

Dates: 1945

Aid to Doshisha University and partnership with Amherst College, 1956-1958

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: JPK 1], Folder: 6
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection contains documents, correspondence, photographs and memorabilia related to John Plimpton Kendall (b. 1928), second son of Henry P. and Evelyn Kendall and a leading figure in the Kendall Company. It includes records of his military service, of his Arizona ranch, and of various boards and organizations he has served. Most of the contents relate to Mr. Kendall’s personal rather than professional life. Professional records and correspondence can be found in the Kendall Company...
Dates: 1956-1958

Amherst College Administrative Publications Collection

Identifier: MA.00263

Publications produced by the Amherst College administration for a broad campus audience and administrative publications for a five college audience. The collection includes: course catalogs; student, faculty and alumni directories; handbooks; facebooks; calendars; annual reports; and news and outreach publications.

Dates: 1822-2016

Amherst College Alumni Biographical Files

Identifier: MA.00053

Biographical questionnaires; writings and correspondence by or about alumni, newspaper articles, obituaries, photographs. In rare instances, the collection includes some materials pertaining to an entire class, such as class agent records, and copies of class resolutions or class anthologies.

Dates: 1821 - circa 2012

Amherst College Athletics Collection

Identifier: MA.00187

Programs, photographs, correspondence, press information, newsclippings, and other records and memorabilia documenting the history of intercollegiate and intramural athletics at Amherst College. The collection does not include much material related to physical education; see separate collection.

Dates: 1865 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1990

Amherst College Centennial Collection

Identifier: MA.00005

The collection consists of records of the Amherst College Centennial Celebration Committee and clippings, programs, ephemera, photographs and scrapbooks related to activities at the College for the celebration in 1921 of the 100th anniversary of its founding.

Dates: 1919-1921

Amherst College Church and Chapel Records

Identifier: MA.00252

Records of the Church of Christ in Amherst College and other Christian religious activity on campus, including Amherst student involvement in Zion Chapel/Hope Church, from the founding of the college to the mid-twentieth century. Includes manuscript records, correspondence, printed material, and books.

Dates: 1825-1968; Majority of material found within 1865 - 1920

Amherst College Coeducation Collection

Identifier: MA.00010

Chronologies, articles, newspaper clippings, and committee reports relating to coeducation at Amherst College and its subsequent anniversaries. The bulk of the collection covers planning for coeducation and responses to coeducation by Alumni, Faculty, Students, Amherst's president John Ward, and the Trustees of Amherst College. This is an artificial collection created by compiling related materials from other collections.

Dates: 1870-1997
Digital Collection: Amherst College Commencement Collection (Selections)
Digital Collection: Amherst College Commen...

Amherst College Commencement Collection

Identifier: MA.00097

Commencement programs, news articles, speeches, class week programs and schedules of events, tickets for events held during class week and commencement, poems, student addresses and other items relating to commencements. Arranged chronologically.

Dates: 1822-

Amherst College Committee Records

Identifier: RG 012-001

Records of various Amherst College committees, including draft, interim and final reports, supporting documents and correspondence. Some committees are formal standing committees, but the majority are ad-hoc temporary bodies often convened as presidential advisory committees or task forces.

Dates: 1826-2017

Amherst College Curriculum Reports Collection

Identifier: MA.00142

Contains copies of various reports made by the Committee on Educational Policy (CEP) and other committees regarding Amherst's curriculum. Also included are a few books and a magazine article related to the curriculum and related issues and controversies.

Dates: 1938-2000; Majority of material found within 1938-1984

Amherst College Fire Department Records

Identifier: MA.00132

Correspondence, receipts for supplies and equipment, photographs, rosters, fire brigade histories and newspaper clippings documenting the activities of the Amherst College Fire Department.

Dates: 1942-1948; 1997

Amherst College Inaugurations Collection

Identifier: MA.00094

Speeches, notes, newsclippings, photographs, invitations, tickets, programs,, and guest lists from various Amherst College Inauguration ceremonies dating from 1821 to present.

Dates: 1821-present

Amherst College Moratoria Collection

Identifier: MA.00070

Clippings, printed matter, photographs and administrative records related to four separate moratoria held at Amherst College to protest and discuss race relations, the Vietnam War, the U.S. entry into Cambodia, and the College curriculum.

Dates: 1969-1970

Amherst College New Year Greeting Cards Collection

Identifier: MA.00160

Collection consists of New Year greeting cards sent to Amherst College alumni by the College, as well as several scrapbooks of the cards and related correspondence. Cards often contain artistic scenes from the campus or reproductions from the collection of the Mead Art Museum.

Dates: 1921-1990

Amherst College News Bureau News Releases

Identifier: MA.00131

Printed news releases disseminated by Amherst College from 1948 to 1984, documenting events of importance to the Amherst College community. Newspaper clippings are included with some of the press releases.

Dates: 1948-1984

Amherst College Posters Collection

Identifier: MA.00190

Poster, placards and broadsides advertising campus events and public notices, chiefly 1870 to 1905 with additional materials from other years, especially from the 1980s to present. Materials continue to be added to this collection.

Dates: 1830-2016; Majority of material found within 1870-1905

Amherst College Record Books

Identifier: MA.00208

Autograph books, registers, record books and logs relating to Amherst College students, alumni, administration and various college events and topics from the founding of the College to the early 20th century.

Dates: 1801-1967; Majority of material found within 1825-1908

Amherst College Reunion Trophy Collection

Identifier: MA.00159

The Reunion Trophy of Amherst College was presented annually to the alumni class having the largest percentage of living members present at Commencement. Collection consists of letters and documents related to the Reunion Trophy.

Dates: 1873-1955

Amherst College Salutations Collection

Identifier: MA.00151

Contains letters of commendation and formal greeting, proclamations and certificates presented to Amherst College on special occassions by other colleges and universities, as well as other cultural institutions.

Dates: circa 1920-ongoing
Digital Collection: Amherst College Student and Alumni Publications Collection (Selections)
Digital Collection: Amherst College Studen...

Amherst College Student and Alumni Publications Collection

Identifier: MA.00230

A collection of literary, humor and news publications, largely written and edited by Amherst College students and alumni, but also including Five-College publications and publications edited by the college for students and alumni.

Dates: 1829-2020

Amherst College War Materials Collection

Identifier: MA.00062

An artificial collection consisting mainly of publications, ephemera and correspondence related to Amherst College's involvement in various United States wars, including the Civil War, Mexican War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, Korean War and the Vietnam War.

Dates: 1829-2004

Amherst College Weather Station Records

Identifier: MA.00003

Climatological data recorded by Professor Ebenezer Strong Snell (Class of 1822) and his daughter Sabra Snell from 1835 to 1902; observations recorded by the Hatch Experimental Station at the Massachusetts Agricultural College from 1891 to 1924; and by Dr. Philip Ives (Class of 1932) from 1948 to date.

Dates: 1835-1924; 1948-1998

Amherst Summer School Collection

Identifier: MA.00058

Started by Dr. Sauveur as the Normal School of Languages at Amherst College in 1875. Contains existing documentation of the Library School and incomplete documentation of other school programs. Includes bulletins, brochures, lecture notes, examinations and certificates; as well as Newton McKeon's notes on the Library School.

Dates: 1878-1906

Beecher, Henry Ward (AC 1834) - ten letters, 1860-1885

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 14
Scope and Contents

Includes one transcript relating to some of Beecher's lectures and sermons.

Dates: 1860-1885

Calvin Plimpton (AC 1939) Presidential Speeches

Identifier: MA.00083

Physician and former Amherst president. Collection contains proofs of The Spoken Word a collection of his speeches; and also includes other speeches and articles by Plimpton.

Dates: 1960-1971

John Elliot Sanford (AC 1851) Correspondence Collection

Identifier: MA.00297
Abstract The John Elliot Sanford (AC 1851) Correspondence Collection contains correspondence to John E. Sanford (1830-1907) from his parents, Reverend John Sanford (1788-1866) and Sophia Loud Sanford (1790-1869). The bulk of the correspondence is from Reverend Sanford. Frequent topics include the health of the parents and their advice to John about his; money matters; Amherst news, and the personal and professional lives of both young John and his older brother, Baalis (AC 1845). The last folder in...
Dates: 1819-1907; Majority of material found within 1845 - 1854
Digital Collection: Kennedy Convocation Collection (Selections)
Digital Collection: Kennedy Convocation Co...

Kennedy Convocation Collection

Identifier: MA.00121

Correspondence, press releases, news clippings, photographs and other materials documenting President John F. Kennedy's visit to Amherst College on October 26, 1963 for a special convocation at which he and poet Archibald MacLeish were awarded honorary degrees, and for a ground breaking ceremony for the Robert Frost Library.

Dates: 1962-2003

News Clippings Concerning the Resignation of President Alexander Meiklejohn

Identifier: MA.00067

Newspaper clippings and one scrapbook documenting the crisis in the presidency of Alexander Meiklejohn, 1923-1924, which led to his resignation in 1923 and the appointment of George D. Olds as his successor.

Dates: 1923-1924

Snell Family Papers

Identifier: MA.00032

The Snell Family Papers contain the papers and photographs of Ebenezer Strong Snell (Class of 1822) and his immediate family, including his wife, daughters, parents and sisters.

Dates: 1793-1940; Majority of material found within 1835-1870