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J. Alfred Guest (AC 1933), Secretary of the Amherst Alumni Council and former Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Amherst College, 1980 January 18, 1980 January 22

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Scope and Contents

Subject coverage: Reasons for leaving a legal career to return to Amherst, Changes at Amherst between 1946 and 1971, General areas of the Alumni Secretary's responsibilities: fund-raising, career counseling, Amherst Holiday, Alumni College, charter flights, Alumni Visiting Committees, Special Projects: Frank Lay and the Alumni House, President Kennedy's visit to Amherst, college New Year card, Parent's Day, Alumni Address List and Biographical Record, Tinker Hill Ski Area, Special reunion gifts and need for greater Alumni Fund, Working with alumni volunteers; work as Secretary of the Committee on Deferred Gifts and Banquests, Comments on Helen Blanchard and alumni publications, Formation of the New England Colleges Fund, James and Davis Dinners, Senior class dinners, "This is Amherst" weekends for alumni, Role as secretary of the Board of Trustees, Major Trustee decisions affecting the College, Comments on Board Chairmen: Alfred E. Stearns, Richmond Mayo-Smith, Arthur F. Ells, John J. McCloy, Oliver B. Merrill, Attendance at Board Meetings, Outstanding Trustees, On setting age limit for trustees, Faculty membership on the Board, Geographical representation on the board, Rewarding-- and not so rewarding-memories of Amherst


  • Creation: 1980 January 18
  • Creation: 1980 January 22


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