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Identification of the President's House, recollections and correspondence, 1936-1948, undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 19

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series:

This sub-series contains photographs of the first President's house while it was privately owned by local families and after the Psi Upsilon fraternity purchase. While gathering Amherst College memorabilia, Dr. Edward Hitchcock, Jr. misidentified an image of "Mrs. Moore's house" (also known as the Bentley house) as being the first President's house. Correspondence and research notes document the mid-1930s recognition and correction of the error, which Stanley King discusses in his 1951 history of the campus 'The Consecrated Eminence': The Story of the Campus and Buildings of Amherst College.


  • Creation: 1936-1948, undated


Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile originals may be restricted for preservation purposes.


From the Sub-Series: 0.25 Linear feet (7 legal-size folders, 1 (12 x 15 in.) folder, 1 (17 x 22 in.) folder)

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Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299