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Amherst College English Department Records

 Record Group
Identifier: MA.00065

Scope and Contents

Assignments, examinations, student papers, course descriptions, reading lists and excerpts, and other material pertaining to the English Department and its courses, chiefly 1930-1970.

Dates

  • 1879-1977
  • Majority of material found within 1930s-1960s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the English Department 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.

Extent

7.75 Linear feet (4 records storage boxes, 5 archives boxes, 5 half archives boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Assignments, examinations, student papers, course descriptions, reading lists and excerpts, and other material pertaining to the English Department and its courses, chiefly 1930-1970.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into eight series:

  1. Series 1: General Records, 1879-1968 (bulk 1930s-1960s)
  2. Series 2: English 1-2 (Composition), 1939-1966
  3. Series 3: English 1-C (Composition), 1939-1942
  4. Series 4: English 11 (Writing), 1966-1977
  5. Series 5: English 12 (Reading), 1939-1972
  6. Series 6: English 19-20 (Introduction to Literature), 1942-1946
  7. Series 7: English 21-22 (Introduction to Literature), 1963-1966
  8. Series 8: English 23-24 (Advanced Composition), 1946-1965

Arrangement

Note: Box numbering begins with 1 for each series. When requesting materials, please specify series number as well as box number.

Status
Completed
Author
Sarang Gopalakrishnan, Peter Nelson
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