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Friends of the Amherst College Library Records

 Record Group
Identifier: MA.00059

Scope and Contents

The Friends of the Amherst College Library Records, totaling 3.5 linear feet, document the formation, history, and activities of the group. Correspondence regarding the formation of a Friends group during the McKeon Administration (1938-1970) is sizeable. There is considerably less correspondence from the Laugher administration (1970-1975), and none from the Bridegam administration (1975 to date). The Bridegam administration is represented in files such as the minutes of meetings, financial and membership records, the Newsletter of the Friends of the Amherst College Library, other Friends' publications, and information regarding many events and activities sponsored by the Friends of the Library to date.

Dates

  • 1938-

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

In general there is no restriction on access to these records.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the records should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections.

Extent

3.5 Linear feet (4 archives boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Correspondence regarding the formation of the group, minutes of meetings, financial and membership records, newsletters, other publications, and information regarding activities sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into eleven series:
  1. Series 1: Constitution and Bylaws
  2. Series 2: Correspondence
  3. Series 3: Financial Records
  4. Series 4: Meetings
  5. Series 5: Membership
  6. Series 6: Photographs
  7. Series 7: Publications (except Newsletter)
  8. Series 8: Publications - Newsletter
  9. Series 9: Sponsored Events
  10. Series 10: Other Activities
  11. Series 11: Miscellaneous
Status
Completed
Author
Floyd S. Merritt, Daria D'Arienzo, Carol Trabulsi, Janet Poirrier, Marian Walker.
Date
2003
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299