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Amherst College New Year Greeting Cards Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00160

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of New Year greeting cards sent to Amherst College alumni by the College. Also included are several scrapbooks of the cards, and a letter advocating the creation of a display of the cards.

Dates

  • 1921-1990

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the New Year Greeting Cards Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the New Year Greeting Cards 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

In 1921 the Alumni Council of Amherst College instituted the sending of New Year greeting cards to alumni. The cards often contain artistic scenes from the campus or reproductions from the collection of the Mead Art Museum.

Extent

1.75 Linear feet (3 archives boxes, 1 half archives box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Collection consists of New Year greeting cards sent to Amherst College alumni by the College, as well as several scrapbooks of the cards and related correspondence. Cards often contain artistic scenes from the campus or reproductions from the collection of the Mead Art Museum.

Arrangement

The greeting cards are arranged chronologically. Undated greeting cards and scrapbooks of greeting cards are located at the end of the chronological series.

Processing Information

Processed:
1981

Creator

Status
Completed
Author
David Schaich, Peter A. Nelson
Date
2004
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