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Amherst College Fire Department Records

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00132

Scope and Contents

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

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the Records for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the Records 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 Amherst College Fire Department was organized in the fall of 1941 by Theodore S. Bacon, Jr. (AC 1942) and Assistant Dean Richard MacMeekin as part of the College Civilian Defense Program. The original group of 24 men were trained in fire fighting techniques by the Chief of the Amherst Fire Department. Later the brigade was reorganized into two student companies and a permanent company of six men from the College's Buildings and Grounds Department.

Extent

1 Linear feet (2 archives boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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

Arrangement

The records are organized in alphabetical order by folder title.

Creator

Status
In Progress
Author
Thomas Stratford, Barbara Trippel Simmons, Daria D'Arienzo, Briana Cahill, Peter Nelson, Sarang Gopalakrishnan
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