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Amherst College Football Films

Identifier: MA.00256

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of motion picture films of Amherst College football games from 1940 to 1989. The films were made and used by the Athletics Department and football coaches for training purposes. The films are all silent and appear to have been filmed primarily from fixed points in the stands, showing a broad view of the field.


  • Creation: 1940-1989


Conditions Governing Access

Access to the motion picture films is restricted pending conservation and reformatting. Digital copies of the 1979 season are available for research use. This collection is housed in off-site storage and requires advance notice before use. Please contact Archives and Special Collections.

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.


70.25 Linear feet (560 reels, 1 half archives box)

Language of Materials



Motion picture films of Amherst College football games from the 1940s through the 1980s.


The films are arranged by year and opposing team. There are one to four reels of film for each game.

Related Materials

  1. Coach James Ostendarp Amherst College Football Team Records, 1959-1991
  2. Amherst College Athletics Collection, 1865-2009
  3. "The Darp: A Tribute to James E. Ostendarp," Amherst College Audio and Video Recordings Collection
Mariah Leavitt
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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