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News Clippings Concerning the Resignation of President Alexander Meiklejohn

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00067

Scope and Contents

Newspaper clippings and one scrapbook documenting the crisis in the presidency of Alexander Meiklejohn, 1923-1924, which led to his resignation in 1923 and the appointment of George D. Olds as his successor.

Dates

  • 1923-1924

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

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

Alexander Meiklejohn, educator and innovator, philosopher, social reformer, was president of Amherst College from 1912 to 1924. As he tried in the course of his administration to implement his innovative ideas, relations between many members of the faculty and the administration became strained. By 1923 he had lost the confidence of a large majority of the faculty, the entire Board of Trustees and many alumni, so that the Board, after thorough investigations by several special committees, demanded his withdrawal. Professor George D. Olds was appointed acting President for 1923-1924 and became President on July 1, 1924.

Extent

1.25 Linear feet (1 records storage box, 1 oversize flat box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Newspaper clippings and one scrapbook documenting the crisis in the presidency of Alexander Meiklejohn, 1923-1924, which led to his resignation in 1923 and the appointment of George D. Olds as his successor.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into two series:
  1. Series 1: Loose Clippings
  2. Series 2: Scrapbook

Related Materials

  • Alexander Meiklejohn Papers
  • Amherst College Trustees. Materials Concerning President Alexander Meiklejohn, 1923-1948

Creator

Status
Under Revision
Author
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