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Amherst College Board of Trustees Records. Meeting Minutes

Identifier: RG 001-001

Scope and Contents

This sub-group of the Board of Trustees Records contains minutes taken at Amherst College board of trustees meetings. Series 1 contains the official volumes of minutes. The volumes cover the years 1825 to 2006. Minutes after 1967 are bound by academic year. Minutes from 2006-2013 are not bound. Series 2 contains bound volumes of non-record copies. In 1939, the trustees of Amherst College authorized the typescript transcription of the first one hundred years of trustee minutes. The project was completed by 1946. These volumes cover the years 1825-1923. The archives holds four copies of the typescript. In addition to this discrete project, the series also includes four other groupings of bound copies of minutes. The contents listing below describes date ranges and volume numbers. Series 3 contains unbound copies of the official minutes covering the period from 1922 to 2000.


  • Creation: 1825-2013


Conditions Governing Access

Per the Amherst College records release policy, Board of Trustees Records are restricted for a minimum of fifty years. Once open, selected items may be restricted to protect the privacy rights of individuals or for other legal reasons. Particularly fragile items may also be restricted. Duplicate material is stored in off-site storage.


105 Volumes

1.5 Linear feet

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The sub-group is arranged into three series:

  1. Series 1: Official Minutes, 1825-2013
  2. Series 2: Bound Minutes - Non-Record Copies, 1845-1986
  3. Series 3: Unbound Minutes - Non-Record Copies, 1922-2000
In Progress
Rachel Jirka, college archivist
August 2017
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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