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Amherst College Faculty Club Records

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00098

Scope and Contents

Minutes, treasurer's reports, bank statements, bills, and correspondence relating to the activities of the Faculty Club from 1914 to 1962.

Dates

  • 1891-1977

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the Amherst College Faculty Club Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the Amherst College Faculty Club Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

The first meeting of the Faculty Club was held on January 14, 1914, with President Alexander Meiklejohn as the chair. At this time, the club was not named; it officially became the "Faculty Club of Amherst College" on March 3, 1914. Initially, it held its meetings in Hitchcock Hall, which stood on the site of what is now (2003) Converse Hall. Meetings normally included supper, which was arranged and cooked by a committee appointed by the club's president. In the following years, the faculty club met in Hitchcock Hall (1914-1917), Appleton Hall (1917), the Octagon (1918-1919), Morgan Library (1919-1925), Noah Webster Library (from 1926 until the fire in Webster in 1939), and Sidney White House (1942-). The Faculty Club merged with Amherst College Women in 1984 to form the Amherst College Association.

Extent

2.25 Linear feet (4 archives boxes, 1 half archives box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Minutes, treasurer's reports, bank statements, bills, and correspondence relating to the activities of the Faculty Club.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into two series:

  1. Series 1: Minutes and Other Records, 1914-1977
  2. Series 2: Bills, Bank Statements, Programs and Correspondence, 1891-1958

Related Materials

Amherst College Women (Ladies of Amherst College) Records, 1912-1976. (See separate finding aid)

Status
Completed
Author
Sarang Gopalakrishnan, Peter Nelson
Date
2003
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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