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Eugene S. Wilson (AC 1929) Papers

Identifier: MA.00331

Scope and Contents

The papers of Eugene S. Wilson, who was Dean of Admission at Amherst College from 1946-1971. The collection contains his correspondence with Amherst College alumni and deans of admission at other colleges and universities. It also includes speeches, lectures and chapel talks, copies of some of his published works and his working papers for committees and commissions on which he served, as well as documents related to his work on the Advisory Board of Holyoke Community College. This collection is unprocessed.


  • Creation: circa 1954-1971


Conditions Governing Access

Portions of this collection are restricted pending review for protected or sensitive materials. 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.

Biographical / Historical

Eugene S. Wilson (1905-1981) was a graduate of Amherst College, in the class of 1929. He served as the Amherst College Alumni Secretary from 1939 to 1946 and as Dean of Admission from 1946 to 1971. He was active in the Association of College Admissions Counselors and was at one time its president. In addition, he served as a director of the College Entrance Examination Board and was on the Advisory Board of Holyoke Community College, 1966-1971. As a result of his work at Amherst College and through various organizations, he was known by the time of his retirement as the "Dean of Admissions Deans" in the United States.


2.5 Linear feet (2 record boxes, 1 archives box)

Language of Materials



The papers of Eugene S. Wilson, Dean of Admissions at Amherst College from 1953 to 1971. This collection is unprocessed.

Related Materials

  1. Amherst College Oral History Project Records - Eugene Wilson interview, Admissions Panel discussion, Eugene Wilson's reminiscences on Stanley King
  2. Amherst College Admission Office. Annual Reports to Secondary Schools. Amherst College Archives & Special Collections.
  3. Amherst College Office of Admission Records. Amherst College Archives & Special Collections.

Processing Information

The collection is unprocessed. The material in the collection remains in the order it was received and is listed using existing folder titles with the exception of restricted material which has been removed to box three and remains unlisted.

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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