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Eugene S. Wilson (AC 1929), former Dean of Admissions, 1979 January 17-18

 File — Multiple Containers

Scope and Contents

Subject coverage: Coming to Amherst as Alumni Secretary in 1939, Teaching English during World War II, Director of Admission in 1946, "Oversized" class of 1950, Also Dean of Freshmen, Increase in Jewish Applicants, Shift from private to public school predominance, Start of Annual Report to secondary schools, Effect of "New Curriculum" on admission, Professor Arons' Impact on Science 1-2, Opposed to advance placement, Gradual fading of "New Curriculum", Reliance on school counselors in admission, Efforts to increase black applicants, Relations with alumni and schools in admission, Attempts to refine factors of selection, Early decision program introduced, Comments on certain schools and community colleges, Additional comments on Annual Report to schools, Introduction of uniform financial aid application, Activities with educational organizations, Interest in occupational guidance, Attempts to contact overseas alumni in World War II, work as Conscientious Objector in World War II, Reflections on life and career at Amherst


  • 1979 January 17-18

Conditions Governing Access

Access to original recordings is restricted for preservation purposes, researchers may use digital surrogates instead.


From the Collection: 1.5 Linear feet (1 archives box, 1 half archives box, 1 flat box, 1 negative box)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English