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Kaelan McCone (AC 2019) Digital Photographs of Amherst Uprising

Identifier: MA.00386

Scope and Contents

This collection contains approximately 600 digital photographs taken by Kaelan McCone during the course of the Amherst Uprising, November 2015.


  • 2015 November

Conditions Governing Access

In general, there is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted.

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.

Biographical / Historical

From the Frost Library Research Guide (see link in External Documents section below): On Thursday, November 12th, three students organized a sit-in in Frost library in solidarity with students of color at the University of Missouri, Yale and similar institutions. The event was initially scheduled to last an hour; however, it turned into weekend-long occupation of the library, during which students of color and other students whose experiences are marginalized on our campus gave testimony about their experiences of struggle at Amherst. Over the course of the weekend, students, staff, faculty and administrators alike came together to witness these testimonies—and to begin to think critically about how to make the college a safer, more inclusive place for those who feel the least supported on campus.


7.03 Gigabytes (600 digital photographs)

Language of Materials


Rachel Jirka
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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