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Amherst College Administrative Publications Collection

Identifier: MA.00263
Digital Collection: Amherst College Administrative Publications Collection (Selections)
Digital Collection: Amherst College Administrative Publications Collection (Selections)

Scope and Contents

This is an artificial collection composed of publications created by various administrative units of Amherst College intended for a wide college audience. It also includes administrative publications created by and for the Five Colleges. This collection contains documentation of the students, faculty, courses, and day-to-day events of Amherst College.


  • Creation: 1822-2016


Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the 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.


23 Linear feet (20 record boxes, 2 archives boxes, 3 flat boxes)

Language of Materials



Publications produced by the Amherst College administration for a broad campus audience and administrative publications for a five college audience. The collection includes: course catalogs; student, faculty and alumni directories; handbooks; facebooks; calendars; annual reports; and news and outreach publications.


The collection is organized into nine series by publication type. Within each series, the publications are arranged chronologically by title.

  1. Series 1: Course Catalogs and Listings, 1822-2016
  2. Series 2: Campus Directories, 1896-2016
  3. Series 3: Alumni Directories, 1828-1999
  4. Series 4: Facebooks/Student and Faculty Directories, 1933-2014
  5. Series 5: Handbooks/Regulations, 1825-2015
  6. Series 6: Reports, 1875-2016
  7. Series 7: Campus Events and Announcements, 1925-2015
  8. Series 8: Outreach and Memorabilia, 1921-2010
  9. Series 9: Five College Publications, 1970-2013

Physical Description

20 record storage boxes, 2 archives boxes, 3 flat boxes (22 linear feet)

Processing Information

Processed 2013-2014

Mariah Leavitt
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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