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Historical Manuscripts Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00182

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and literary manuscripts - mostly orations, disputations and essays - written by Amherst College alumni. The collection includes materials of such individuals as Henry Ward Beecher, John Quincy Adams, William Austin Dickinson, and Edward Hitchcock.

Dates

  • 1821-1909

Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the Historical Manuscripts Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from Historical Manuscripts Collection should be directed to Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Extent

4 Linear feet (8 archives boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Correspondence and literary manuscripts - mostly orations, disputations and essays - written by Amherst College alumni. The collection includes materials of such individuals as Henry Ward Beecher, John Quincy Adams, William Austin Dickinson, and Edward Hitchcock.

Related Materials

  1. Alumni Biographical Files
  2. Amherst College Commencement Collection
  3. Amherst College Early History Collection
  4. Amherst College War Materials Collection
  5. Town of Amherst Collection

Processing Information

The collection consists chiefly of correspondence, diaries, sermons and commencement orations written by Amherst College alumni from 1821 to 1909, which were removed from numerous Alumni Biographical Files. Documents were presumably selected because of their perceived historical significance. The collection was compiled ca. 1981, but the project was never completed. Most of the items were catalogued on typed card files, but three boxes of documents were either left unprocessed or were added later. Processing of the collection was fully completed in November 2008.

Status
Completed
Author
Isadora Moura Mota.
Date
2008
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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