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Amherst College -- Students

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 63 Collections and/or Records:

Afro-American Society/Black Students' Union Collection

Identifier: MA.01025

This collection includes documents that were recovered from the Black Students' Union space in The Octagon in the Spring of 2016. These documents range from the founding constitutions of both the Afro-American Society and the Black Students' Union to clippings and ephemera produced by allied student groups such as La Causa and the Asian Students Association.

Dates: 1969-2016

Alfred Friendly (AC 1933) Papers

Identifier: MA.00161

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and longtime managing editor of the Washington Post. Collection consists of correspondence and writings by Friendly, including columns written for the Washington Post or for other publications, manuscripts, and various other endeavors.

Dates: 1911-1983; Majority of material found within 1927-1982

Alfred Sherwood Romer (AC 1917) Papers

Identifier: MA.00194

Correspondence, clippings, photographs and other material relating to Romer's Amherst career, his service in WWI France, and his later activities as President of the Class of 1917 and as Chairman of the Phi Alpha Psi Fraternity Corporation.

Dates: 1913-1977

Allan W. Forbes (AC 1908) Photograph Collection

Identifier: MA.00309

Photographs taken by Allan W. Forbes (AC 1908) largely of Amherst College and the surrounding area during his time as a student.

Dates: 1905-1911

Amherst College 1928 Olio Photographs and Papers

Identifier: MA.00157

Amherst College yearbook. Collection includes photographs and artwork used in the 1928 "Olio," along with some material from the 1926 "Olio," additional photographs and correspondence related to the editorial and business matters of the Olio's editorial committee.

Dates: 1925-1928

Amherst College Alumni Biographical Files

Identifier: MA.00053

Biographical questionnaires; writings and correspondence by or about alumni, newspaper articles, obituaries, photographs. In rare instances, the collection includes some materials pertaining to an entire class, such as class agent records, and copies of class resolutions or class anthologies.

Dates: 1821 - circa 2012

Amherst College Association of Amherst Students Records

Identifier: MA.00202

Financial records, meeting minutes, correspondence, election records and other records documenting the activities of the Association of Amherst Students, the official student government body of Amherst College.

Dates: 1987-2008

Amherst College Class Albums Collection

Identifier: MA.00103

Autograph, portrait, and photograph albums of graduating classes from 1853 to 1906. Series 2 includes several fraternity albums.

Dates: 1853-1909

Amherst College Clubs and Societies Collection

Identifier: MA.00054

Official records and associated material of Amherst student organizations. Includes founding records, minutes, financial records, membership lists, clippings, publications, correspondence, reports, photographs and other materials.

Dates: 1821-

Amherst College Coeducation Collection

Identifier: MA.00010

Chronologies, articles, newspaper clippings, and committee reports relating to coeducation at Amherst College and its subsequent anniversaries. The bulk of the collection covers planning for coeducation and responses to coeducation by Alumni, Faculty, Students, Amherst's president John Ward, and the Trustees of Amherst College. This is an artificial collection created by compiling related materials from other collections.

Dates: 1870-1997

Amherst College Hillel Records

Identifier: MA.00380

Correspondence, publicity materials, news clippings, and meeting minutes related to the operation of Amherst College Hillel from the late 1970s to the late 2010s.

Dates: 1977-2012

Amherst College La Causa/Chicano Caucus Collection

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: La Causa 1]
Identifier: MA.00337

Minutes, correspondence, publications, and posters related to the activities of La Causa, a student group on campus. The material covers the 1970s through the present.

Dates: 1965-2008

Amherst College Queer Resource Center Records

Identifier: MA.00275

Posters, flyers and announcements related to activities and services sponsored by the Queer Resource Center (QRC), a college-sponsored support center for queer students at Amherst College.

Dates: 2000-2016

Amherst College Record Books

Identifier: MA.00208

Autograph books, registers, record books and logs relating to Amherst College students, alumni, administration and various college events and topics from the founding of the College to the early 20th century.

Dates: 1801-1967; Majority of material found within 1825-1908
Digital Collection: Amherst College Scrapbooks Collection (Selections)
Digital Collection: Amherst College Scrapb...

Amherst College Scrapbooks Collection

Identifier: MA.00099

Scrapbooks containing programs, souvenirs, photographs, newspaper clippings, college papers, letters and ephemera relating chiefly to student life at Amherst. Includes both personal and institutional scrapbooks.

Dates: 1834-1983

Amherst College Student Council Records

Identifier: MA.00201

Minutes, financial records, correspondence, reports, and various printed matter documenting the activities of student government at Amherst College, 1917-1975 (with gaps), including budget allocations to student clubs and organizations, election of officers, and administration of the honor system.

Dates: 1917-1975

Amherst College WAMH/WAMF Records

Identifier: MA.00257

Records of the Amherst College student radio station, WAMH (formerly WAMF). Records include audio recordings, publicity materials, program guides, correspondence, photographs, training materials, FCC materials and internal documentation of radio station operations.

Dates: 1948-2020

Amherst College War Materials Collection

Identifier: MA.00062

An artificial collection consisting mainly of publications, ephemera and correspondence related to Amherst College's involvement in various United States wars, including the Civil War, Mexican War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, Korean War and the Vietnam War.

Dates: 1829-2004

Arthur W. Kelly (AC 1879) Manuscript Notebooks

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: ArtKelly 1]
Identifier: MA.00387

The collection contains 15 notebooks, 14 of which are in shorthand.

Dates: circa 1875-1879

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

Ball Family Papers

Identifier: MA.00130

Personal papers of three Amherst College alumni, the Reverend Albert H. Ball (AC 1866) and his two sons Allan (AC 1892) and Walter (AC 1897). The collection includes alumni notes, notebooks, manuscript writings, and printed matter.

Dates: circa 1869-1931

Beeckman Jousseaum Delatour (AC 1911) Letters to Albert J. and Susie S. Holcomb Delatour

Identifier: MA.00320

The Beeckman Jousseaum Delatour (AC 1911) papers contain letters from Beeckman Delatour to his parents, Albert J. and Susie S. Holcomb Delatour, during his undergraduate years at Amherst College (1907-1911), his medical school years at Johns Hopkins University (1911-1915), and his service in France during World War I (1917-1919). There is a small amount of associated ephemera, but the bulk of the papers document the maturation of a youth of the early twentieth century.

Dates: circa 1907-1920

Benjamin Kendall Emerson (AC 1865) Papers

Identifier: MA.00025

The papers consist of personal and family correspondence; geological notebooks kept by Emerson during his geological survey of Massachusetts and other areas of New England; pamphlets and scientific papers relating to Emerson's Helix Chemica and his Geology of Massachusetts and Rhode Island; essays and compositions written by Emerson when he was a student; and notes and letters concerning family genealogy.

Dates: circa 1837-1928

Biological expedition to Patagonia, 1911-1912

 Item — Volume 172: [Barcode: Scrapbooks 172]
Scope and Contents note From the Series: Series 2, INSTITUTIONAL SCRAPBOOKS, 1847-1964, includes the scrapbooks of administrative offices, fraternities, and athletic teams. These scrapbooks contain printed material, newspaper clippings, and photographs.This series is organized into 3 sub-series: A. Administrative Scrapbooks, 1867-1927 B. Athletics Scrapbooks, 1871-1875 C. Fraternity Scrapbooks,...
Dates: 1911-1912

Bliss Family Papers

Identifier: MA.00021
Abstract Correspondence (with other writings, clippings, and photographs) of members of the Bliss and Dodge families, principally of Howard Sweetser Bliss, second president (1902-1920) of Syrian Protestant College (later American University of Beirut), which was founded by his father, Daniel Bliss, in 1866. Two letters by Howard Bliss (age 13) are from 1873; additional letters (to 1920) describe his undergraduate years at Amherst College, his travels to universities at Oxford, Goettingen and Berlin...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1856-1922; 1850-1981

Bruce B. Benson (AC 1943) Papers

Identifier: MA.01016

Amherst College alumnus (1943), instructor and later professor of physics at Amherst College, 1947-1990. Collection includes Benson's class notes and exams from college and graduate school; teaching notes and assignments from courses he taught at Amherst; draft articles about physics that he wrote, along with reprints of his published articles; material from college-wide faculty committees on which he served; and a small number of photographs and pieces of incoming correspondence.

Dates: 1939-1988

Bruce W. Jones (AC 1956) Family Correspondence

Identifier: MA.00227

Approximately 184 letters and postcards written home from Amherst College by Bruce Jones when he was a student. Includes explanatory notes provided by Jones.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1952-1956; 2006

Charles Drew House Family Albums

Identifier: MA.00114

The Charles Drew Memorial Cultural House is an Amherst College residential theme house founded (1984) to celebrate the achievements of black people and to explore the cultures of Africa and the Diaspora at large. Collection includes photographs and miscellaneous material documenting the members of Drew House and House special events from 1986-1992.

Dates: 1986-1992

Charles Upham Shepard (AC 1824) Papers

Identifier: MA.00075

Botanist, mineralogist, natural historian. Collection consists primarily of letters regarding Shepard's mineral collection, and also includes a few notebooks, a bound volume of pamphlets and miscellaneous other materials.

Dates: 1826-1881

D. George Sherman (AC 1969) Papers

 Collection — Mapcase [220] 4, Drawer 01, Folder: [2003-163] 1-2
Identifier: MA.00137

Anthropologist. Contains Sherman's notes from his coursework and studies at Amherst College and Cornell University; field notes for and drafts of his book Rice, Rupees and Ritual (1990); published articles and public lectures; and extensive background and lecture notes related to the anthropology courses he taught.

Dates: circa 1965-1992