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Amherst College -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Amherst College Alumni Office Historical Records

Identifier: RG 004-001-001

Minutes, reports, correspondence, programs, scrapbooks and other materials documenting official activities of Amherst College alumni, including Alumni Council meetings, dinners and conferences and the activities of regional alumni associations.

Dates: 1848-1955
Digital Collection: Amherst College Commencement Collection (Selections)
Digital Collection: Amherst College Commen...

Amherst College Commencement Collection

Identifier: MA.00097

Commencement programs, news articles, speeches, class week programs and schedules of events, tickets for events held during class week and commencement, poems, student addresses and other items relating to commencements. Arranged chronologically.

Dates: 1822-
Digital Collection: Amherst College Early History Collection
Digital Collection: Amherst College Early ...

Amherst College Early History Collection

Identifier: MA.00055

Printed material, legal documents, financial records, correspondence and other papers documenting the history of Amherst Academy, the Charity Fund, and the inception and founding of Amherst College. Includes early circulars and catalogues of both Amherst College Academy and Amherst College, as well as material relating to several 19th century trustees.

Dates: 1815-1891; Majority of material found within 1815-1849
Digital Collection: Amherst College Early History Manuscripts and Pamphlets Collection
Digital Collection: Amherst College Early ...

Amherst College Early History Manuscripts and Pamphlets Collection

Identifier: MA.00217

Correspondence, petitions, pamphlets and other printed material documenting the early history of the College. The collection was collected, arranged, and described by Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Mellon (Edward and Ethel Mellon) and given to the College in 1921.

Dates: 1820-1843; Majority of material found within 1821-1825

Amherst College Oral History Project Records

Identifier: MA.00037

Typed transcripts and audio recordings of oral history interviews with Amherst College professors emeriti, alumni, staff members, and other notable members of the Amherst community. Most of the interviews were conducted between 1977 and 1982, with some material from earlier years also included.

Dates: 1952-1982; Majority of material found within 1977-1982

Amherst history, 1984-2000

 File — Box 8, Folder: 50
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Contains material from organizations such as the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).

Dates: 1984-2000

Aurin Moody Chase (AC 1896) Papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: AMC 1]
Identifier: MA.00384
Scope and Contents

Typescripts by Lucy Chase Sparks of letters her father, Aurin Moody Chase, wrote to his parents during his years as an Amherst College undergraduate, 1892-1896. In the letters he writes frequently of Amherst (town and college) people and events, about his classes, etc. He also notes his interest in biology and music.

Dates: 1892-1896

Edward (AC 1849) and Mary Judson Hitchcock Family Papers

Identifier: MA.00002
Abstract Papers documenting the professional activities and personal life of Edward "Doc" Hitchcock, Mary Judson Hitchcock and the Hitchcock and Judson families. "Doc" Hitchcock's papers include letters, published and unpublished writings, travel diaries, and manuscript and printed music used by Hitchcock while playing the cello. They reflect his roles and interests as an educator in physical education and hygiene, a faculty member, physician and family man. Papers of his wife, Mary Judson Hitchcock,...
Dates: 1840-1962; Majority of material found within 1850-1911

George Bosworth Churchill (AC 1889) Papers

Identifier: MA.00006
Abstract Correspondence, Lectures, Class Materials, Manuscripts, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and photographs authored by or featuring Churchill. The bulk of the collection is made up of professional documents: lectures, undergraduate papers, class materials and manuscripts written by Churchill. A number of speeches and articles relating to his substantial political career are also included. The collection contains some correspondence between Churchill and his wife and between Churchill and...
Dates: 1883-1925

John Elliot Sanford (AC 1851) Correspondence Collection

Identifier: MA.00297
Abstract The John Elliot Sanford (AC 1851) Correspondence Collection contains correspondence to John E. Sanford (1830-1907) from his parents, Reverend John Sanford (1788-1866) and Sophia Loud Sanford (1790-1869). The bulk of the correspondence is from Reverend Sanford. Frequent topics include the health of the parents and their advice to John about his; money matters; Amherst news, and the personal and professional lives of both young John and his older brother, Baalis (AC 1845). The last folder in...
Dates: 1819-1907; Majority of material found within 1845 - 1854

Josiah B. Woods and Frances Belcher Woods: drawings, circa 1840, 2016

 File — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Josiah B. Woods Family Papers contain material relating to the Woods family of Enfield, Massachusetts (a town sacrificed to build the Quabbin Reservoir), especially in relation to their business affairs. The main figure in the collection is Josiah Bridges Woods (lived 1795-1872; son of Aaron W. and Sarah Bridges Woods), but other family members are also documented, including Josiah's son Robert McEwen Woods (AC 1869), his son-in-law William Bird Kimball (AC 1856), Robert's son Josiah...
Dates: circa 1840; Modified: 2016

Josiah B. Woods Family Papers

Identifier: MA.00359

The Josiah B. Woods Family Papers are comprised of a selection of materials from and about multiple members of the Woods family of Enfield, Massachusetts. The papers include promissory notes, partnership papers, deeds, correspondence, photographs, and objects.

Dates: circa 1815-2016

Snell Family Papers

Identifier: MA.00032

The Snell Family Papers contain the papers and photographs of Ebenezer Strong Snell (Class of 1822) and his immediate family, including his wife, daughters, parents and sisters.

Dates: 1793-1940; Majority of material found within 1835-1870

Stanley King (AC 1903) Papers

Identifier: MA.00056

Former Amherst College President. Correspondence, speeches, articles, scrapbooks, awards, photographs and other materials documenting his personal and professional life and that of his wife, Margaret P. Jackson King. Correspondents include Newton D. Baker, Ernest M. Hopkins, Felix Frankfurter and Frederick J. E. Woodbridge.

Dates: 1880-1967; Majority of material found within 1895-1967

Theodore P. Greene (AC 1943) Papers

Identifier: MA.00199

Professor of history and American Studies at Amherst College, 1952-1989. Primarily correspondence, writings and talks, and research materials on the history of Amherst College and higher education.

Dates: 1940-2006

Writings about Amherst College subjects (2 of 2) , circa 1938-1945

 File — Box 2, Folder: 12
Scope and Contents

Untitled essay about Hope Church in Amherst Notes about buildings and grounds of Amherst College

"The 'Fred Allis' of the 40s" -- article about Joseph Vaill, one of the first trustees and benefactors of Amherst College

Dates: circa 1938-1945