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Amherst College Women / Ladies of Amherst College Records

Identifier: MA.00048

Scope and Contents

Organizational, membership and financial records of Amherst College Women, a women's service and social organization known for most of its existence as the "Ladies of Amherst College," spanning the history of the organization from its founding in 1906 until roughly 1976. The records include constitutions, meeting minutes, and annual membership lists. Also included among the records are newspaper clippings, correspondence, expense records and memorabilia. Finally, the collection also includes a photograph album of portraits of various wives of faculty and administrators. Folders after 1943 labeled "Miscellaneous" consist of various document types such as clippings, flyers, announcements, financial records and minutes.


  • Creation: 1912-1976


Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the Amherst College Women Records for research use. 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 the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

Amherst College Women was founded in 1906 as the "Ladies of Amherst College." It was an auxiliary service and social organization for wives and daughters of Amherst College faculty members. In 1972 it changed its name to "Amherst College Women" and reached out more broadly to invite all women connected to the College to become members. Amherst College Women seems to have become inactive after 1976.


1.75 Linear feet (3 archives boxes, 1 album)

Language of Materials



Organizational, membership and financial records, spanning the history of the organization from 1906 to 1976. Include constitutions, meeting minutes, and annual membership lists, as well as newspaper clippings, correspondence, expense records and memorabilia.


The records are organized roughly in chronological order.

Claudia Gunter, Peter Nelson.
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Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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