Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Records documenting the activities of the Amherst College Department of Hygiene and Physical Education from 1861 to 1933. A significant subset of the collection is material on anthropometry (the study of bodies using detailed measurements) at Amherst College. The collection covers the period from the establishment of the department in 1861 to 1933, when the department was renamed Physical Education Department and underwent a slow, concurrent change to a more modern philosophy of physical...
Dates: 1859-1965; Majority of material found within 1861-1933
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 "Doc" Hitchcock's papers include letters, published and unpublished writings, travel diaries, and manuscript and printed music used by Hitchcock while playing the cello.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
File — Box 4, Folder: 15
Scope and Contents From the Section: Section 3: Amherst College - Official documentation of Hitchcock's teaching and other activities at Amherst College is found in the College's institutional records, many of which were gathered and organized by Hitchcock himself. This section contains a small amount of material that Hitchcock had in his personal possession relating to physical education and the College's cabinets (collections of scientific specimens). The section is further divided into three topics, arranged by topic or...
Dates: [1881/2], 1883, undated
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Section 4: London Institution - contains a bound volume of Sir Richard Owen's lectures from 1860, when Edward Hitchcock was studying comparative anatomy under Owen at the British Museum.
Scope and Contents Contains manuals, articles, reports, and papers written and prepared by Edward Hitchcock over a period of more than 40 years. Formats include printed material (originals and photocopies) and annotated copies. Hitchcock's works focus on physical education, hygiene, and anthropometric statistics as well as the occasional scientific specimen. It includes a small amount of correspondence about Elementary Anatomy and Physiology, written with his father, Amherst College president and geologist...