Amherst College Curriculum Reports Collection
Scope and Contents
The Amherst College Curriculum Reports Collection contains copies of various reports made by the Committee on Educational Policy (CEP) and other committees regarding Amherst's curriculum. Also included are a few books and a magazine article related to the curriculum and related issues and controversies.
- Majority of material found within 1938-1984
- Amherst College (Organization)
- Amherst College. Committee on Educational Policy (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
There is no restriction on access to the Amherst College Curriculum Reports Collection 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 Curriculum Reports Collection 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
Amherst College is currently one of the few American colleges to have an open curriculum, without distribution requirements. However, this curriculum was only put in place beginning in the 1960s. Before that, Amherst had a traditional curriculum, with various requirements for graduation. The reports in this collection map the evolution of Amherst's curriculum from the 1930s to the 2000s and also highlight some of the issues and controversies involved in its development.
1 Linear feet (2 archives boxes)
Language of Materials
Contains copies of various reports made by the Committee on Educational Policy (CEP) and other committees regarding Amherst's curriculum. Also included are a few books and a magazine article related to the curriculum and related issues and controversies.
The collection is organized chronologically.
- Amherst College -- Curricula Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- David Schaich, Peter Nelson
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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