Amherst College Alumni Biographical Files
Scope and Contents
The Amherst College Alumni Biographical Files document the lives of Amherst alumni from 1821 to the the early 2010s. The files contain a variety of different kinds of content, depending on the subject. Files might include writings and correspondence, as well as newspaper articles, photographs and other documentation relating to lives and careers. Most alumni files include questionnaires submitted by alumni to the Alumni Office for inclusion in one of the Amherst College Biographical Record. On rare occasions, the collection includes items that pertain to an entire class, such as copies of class resolutions or class anthologies.
- 1821 - circa 2012
- Amherst College (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
There is no restriction on access to the Amherst College Alumni Biographical Files for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.
Conditions Governing Use
Requests for permission to publish material from the Amherst College Alumni Biographical Files 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.
354.25 Linear feet (351 records storage boxes, 6 archives boxes, 1 half archives box)
Language of Materials
Biographical questionnaires; writings and correspondence by or about alumni, newspaper articles, obituaries, photographs. In rare instances, the collection includes some materials pertaining to an entire class, such as class agent records, and copies of class resolutions or class anthologies.
The collection is arranged in chronological order by class year. Each class year is arranged in alphabetical order by last name. Files of non-graduates (who are nevertheless considered members of their incoming class) are usually located in a separate alphabetical series at the end of each class group. Information on the entire class is in a folder at the beginning of each class group. Because of this collection's self-indexing arrangement, a box and folder list is omitted in this finding aid.
- In Progress
- Sarang Gopalakrishnan, Peter Nelson
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