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Amherst College Coeducation Collection

Identifier: MA.00010


Chronologies, articles, newspaper clippings, and committee reports relating to coeducation at Amherst College and its subsequent anniversaries. The bulk of the collection covers planning for coeducation and responses to coeducation by Alumni, Faculty, Students, Amherst's president John Ward, and the Trustees of Amherst College. This is an artificial collection created by compiling related materials from other collections.


  • Creation: 1870-1997

Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the Coeducation Collection for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the Coeducation Collection should be directed to the Archivist of the College.


2 Linear feet (2 records storage boxes)

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This collection is organized into five series:

  1. Series 1: General Materials
  2. Series 2: Anniversaries
  3. Series 3: Clippings and other Miscellaneous Published Materials, 1870
  4. Series 4: Planning for Coeducation and Its Consolidation
  5. Series 5: The Final Report

Physical Location

2 folders of oversize material are filed in Mapcase 1, Drawer 11.

Related Materials

Hara Person (AC 1986) photo essay, "Women at Amherst"

Processing Information

The Coeducation Collection is an artificial collection created by the Archives and Special Collections department of Amherst College out of material from other collections.

1998 - 1999
Elaine Trehub, Archives Consultant
Finding Aid:
May 1999
Prepared by:
Elaine Trehub, Archives Consultant
Briana Cahill, Archives and Special Collections Associate
Edited by:
Daria D'Arienzo, Archivist of the College
Listed by:
Elaine Trehub, Archives Consultant
Briana Cahill, Archives and Special Collections Associate
Elaine Trehub, Briana Cahill, Daria D'Arienzo.
Language of description
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Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Repository Details

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
(413) 542-2299