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Amherst College Committee Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG 012-001

Scope and Contents

Records of about 200 various Amherst College committees, including draft, interim and final reports, supporting documents and correspondence. Some committees are formal standing committees, but the majority are ad-hoc temporary bodies often convened as presidential advisory committees or task forces. In many cases, files contain only final reports (sometimes both interim and final reports), rather than supporting documents related to the committee's work in producing those reports. (More detailed supporting documentation can sometimes be found elsewhere in the Archives; see "Related Material" or consult an archivist.)

Dates

  • 1826-2010

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Parts of this collection have access restrictions in accordance with the College's 50-year embargo on administrative records. In such cases, requests for permission should be directed to Archives and Special Collections. In addition, particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the records 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

12 Linear feet (6 file cabinet drawers, 1 archives box, 2 half archives boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Records of some 200 various Amherst College committees, including draft, interim and final reports, as well as (in some cases) minutes, correspondence and other supporting documents. Some committees are formal standing committees, but the majority are ad-hoc temporary bodies often convened as Presidential advisory committees or task forces.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into two series:

  1. Series 1: Unrestricted Committee Records, 1826-2006
  2. Series 2: Restricted Committee Records, 1832-2010

Arrangement

The records are organized alphabetically by the main heading or topic associated with each committee. Generic descriptors such as "Committee on…" and "Task Force on…" are omitted. For example, "Committee on Area Studies" would be filed under "Area Studies, Committee, on."

Physical Location

Many of the committee records are housed within the General Files collection.

Creator

Status
Completed
Author
Peter A. Nelson
Date
2012
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