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Amherst College -- Curricula

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander Meiklejohn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00066
Abstract

Philosopher and former president of Amherst College. Papers contain correspondence with other educators and records created during his presidency.

Dates: 1894-1924; Majority of material found within 1912-1923

Amherst College Curriculum Reports Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00142
Abstract

Contains copies of various reports made by the Committee on Educational Policy (CEP) and other committees regarding Amherst's curriculum. Also included are a few books and a magazine article related to the curriculum and related issues and controversies.

Dates: 1938-2000; Majority of material found within 1938-1984

Charles H. Morgan, William R. Mead Professor of Art Emeritus, 1978 December 7

 File — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Subject coverage: Graduate background at Harvard and in Europe, Opposition to studio art at Amherst, Efforts to gain recognition for the Humanities at Amherst, Art collections and teaching spread around the campus, Growth of Fine Arts Department, Beginnings of American art instruction at Amherst, Size of facility and collection should reflect size of institution, Comments on contributions of Curator Margaret Toole, Seeking pieces of art and funds to buy others, Early attitude toward museum...
Dates: 1978 December 7

Curriculum Review Committee, 1957-1960

 File — Box 5, Folder: 16
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Contains correspondence and other materials of the many panels, committees, and events that Hawkins was involved in. Highlights include SCLC's SCOPE project (in which Martin Luther King Jr. participated), which includes an audiotape of speeches, newspapers, and more. Several Amherst College academic committees are included, such as the Task Force on Admission and Financial Aid.

Dates: 1957-1960

Department of History - minutes and curriculum planning, 1959-1967

 File — Box 5, Folder: 18
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Contains correspondence and other materials of the many panels, committees, and events that Hawkins was involved in. Highlights include SCLC's SCOPE project (in which Martin Luther King Jr. participated), which includes an audiotape of speeches, newspapers, and more. Several Amherst College academic committees are included, such as the Task Force on Admission and Financial Aid.

Dates: 1959-1967

Gray, Alonzo (AC 1834) - letter: Townshend, Vt., 1844 October 10

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 25
Scope and Contents

About efforts to obtain funds for an "Agricultural Professorship."

Dates: 1844 October 10

Harold H. Plough (AC 1913) Anthropology and Evolution Course Materials

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00118
Abstract

The papers consist of lab exercises, lecture topics, outlines, lecture notes, examinations, and correspondence relating to Anthropology and Evolution courses taught at Amherst by Professor Harold H. Plough. Anthropology materials cover a number of courses from the period of 1939 to 1958. Evolution materials cover the course Evolution of the Earth and Man from 1947 to 1957.

Dates: 1939-1958

Harold H. Plough (AC 1913), Harkness Professor of Biology, Emeritus, 1977 November 21-22

 File — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Subject coverage: Former professors and teaching spans at Amherst, Comments on Professors Frederic B. Loomis and John Mason Tyler, The college's biological facilities in early 1900s, Black Biology students at Amherst, The place of research and teaching in biological studies, Initial grant from Rockefeller Foundation in mid-1930s, Undergraduate research at the College, Development of the teaching of science at Amherst, Effects of the 1947 core curriculum, Need for investigation in teaching...
Dates: 1977 November 21-22

Series 3: Course Materials, 1957-2011

 Series
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Correspondence, manuscripts, diaries, appointment books, committee records, printed materials, audiotapes, and newspaper clippings related to Hugh Hawkins. Much of the collection consists of correspondence between Hawkins, his colleagues, family, and friends. Manuscripts include fiction, poetry, plays, academic writings, lectures, and notes. Much of the material relates to Hawkins's career as a professor, historian, and activist.

Dates: 1957-2011

Series 3: Teaching Materials / Student Work, 1958-2002

 Series
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Professional and personal correspondence, lecture notes and other philosophy course materials, speeches and writings related to Professor Kennick's career as a professor of philosophy at Amherst College. Letters are mostly incoming correspondence from former students, fellow faculty members and administrators at Amherst. Correspondents include Profs. Theodore Baird, William Pritchard, and Jerold Rothstein (AC 1962); Amherst College Presidents Calvin Plimpton and John William Ward; and former...
Dates: 1958-2002