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Archival and Manuscript Holdings Organized by Broad Subject Area

Amherst College Student Life/Campus Groups
Amherst College History
Amherst College Curriculum
Art
Authors / Journalists
Biographical Information/Background on Individuals

Black Studies and the Black Experience at Amherst
Specific Topics by Subject
Images
Higher Education

Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies
Local History
Missionaries/Religion/Theology
Music
Natural Sciences
Politics/Diplomacy
Publications
Theater and Cinema
Wars

 


Biographical Information/Background on Individuals
1973 Biographical Record
Amherst College Biographical Files (Alumni and Non-Alumni)
Amherst College Class Album Collection
Class Shelves
Department collection (holdings for specific departments, if any)
General Files (for example, via specific departments)
Historical Manuscripts Collection
Individuals’ papers
Olio (yearbook)
Amherst College Oral History Project Records
Scrapbooks Collection
Thesis Collection

Black Studies and the black experience at Amherst
Affirmative Action Committee Records
Bloom Alternative Press Collection
College Photographer's Negatives Collection
General Files - including Black Studies Department records
Ivor L. Miller Papers
Moratoria Papers
Photographic Images Collection
Porter-Phelps-Huntington Family Papers (esp. Charles Phelps, Jr.)
Slavery Materials - see: Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection - "Slavery"
Manuel Cuéllar Vizcaíno Collection

 

Specific Topics by Subject
General Files
Thesis Collection

Images
Athletics Collection
Audiovisual Collection
Amherst College Biographical Files (Alumni and Non-Alumni)
Amherst College Class Album Collection
Lincoln Wade Barnes (1879-1966) Photographic Negative Collection
Detroit Publishing Co.  William Henry Jackson Photochrom Collection
Existing Negatives Collection
Olio (yearbook)
Photographic Images Collection

Higher Education   
(Including physical education movement in the 19th century)
Amherst College Coeducation Collection   [Digital Collection]
Amherst College Committee Records, 1826-2010
Amherst College Early History Collection (includes Amherst Academy)
Amherst College Early History Manuscript and Pamphlets Collection
Amherst College News Clippings Concerning the Resignation of Alexander Meiklejohn, 1923-1924
Amherst College Oral History Project Records
Amherst College Trustees: Materials Concerning President Alexander Meiklejohn, 1923-1948
Amherst College Women (Ladies of Amherst College)
Athletics Collection [See also the electronic version of the book A Glance at Amherst Athletics by Walter L. Tower, 1935]
Robert Bagg (AC 1957 Papers)
Donald N. Bigelow (AC 1939) Papers, 1860-2009 (bulk 1935-2004)
Frank Learoyd Boyden (1879-1972, AC 1902) Papers
Charles W. Cobb (AC 1897) Papers
Charles W. Cole (AC 1927; 12th President) Papers
Henry Steele Commager Papers
Doshisha University Collection
John Erskine Papers
Charles E. (AC 1872) and Eliza Miner Garman Family Papers
Theodore P. Greene (AC 1943) Papers
Marika Hashimoto (AC 2006).  Doshisha Fellowship materials, 2006-2007
Hugh Hawkins Papers (access restricted)
Historical Manuscripts Collection
Edward (AC 1849) and Mary Judson Hitchcock Family Papers
Alexander Meiklejohn (1872-1964) Papers
Mount Pleasant Classical Institution (Amherst, Mass.) Collection
Neesima, Joseph H. (AC 1870) and Kanzo Uchimura (AC 1887) Collection
Physical Education and Hygiene Department Records
George A. Plimpton (AC 1876) Materials related to the Dedication of the Amherst Building at Doshisha University, 1935-1936
President’s Office Records
Edwin Charles Rozwenc (1915-1974) Papers
John Mason Tyler (1851-1929, AC 1873) Papers
John William Ward Papers
Emma Willard Family Papers

Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies
Antonio Benitez-Rojo Papers 
Sandra Cisneros Collection, 1984-2001
Jerry Cohen (AC 1963) Papers, 1965-2008
Manuel Cuéllar Vizcaíno Collection , 1909-1972
Jeffrey Davidow Papers, 1993-2003
Martín Espada Papers, 1957-2003
Fayad Jamis Collection, 1959-1987
Ivor L. Miller Papers, 1900-2005 (bulk 1990-2005)
Ilan Stavans, Videotapes of “Conversations with Ilan Stavans,” 2001-2006

Local History
Amherst College Weather Station Records
Hills Family Papers (1785-1957)
Photographic Images Collection
Porter-Phelps-Huntington Family Papers
Snell Family Papers    [Digital Collection]
Town of Amherst Collection

Music
William P. Bigelow (AC 1889) Papers
Dramatic Activities Collection, 1826-
William Rutherford Mead (AC 1867) and Olga Kilyeni Mead Papers
Music at Amherst Collection

Donald S. Parsons (AC 1955) Collection of 19th Century Music Books and Scores
M. Abbott Van Nostrand (AC 1933) Theater Collection: Samuel French Company Music Holdings

Publications
Alumni Publications Shelves
Amherst College Biographical Files (Alumni and Non-Alumni)
Marshall Bloom (AC 1966) Alternative Press Collection
Class Shelves
Samuel French Play Collection
General Files
Mead Art Museum Records (including exhibition catalogs)
Newspapers
Non-alumni Publications
Olio (yearbook)
Poster Collection

Authors / Journalists
Richard Aldridge (AC 1952). Poetry Amherst Papers
Timothy D. Allman Papers
Robert Bagg (AC 1957) Papers
Marshall Bloom (AC 1966) Papers
Louise Bogan (1897-1970) Papers
Henry Walcott Boynton (1869-1947) Papers
William Crary Brownell (1851-1928; AC 1871) Papers
George Bosworth Churchill (1866-1925, AC 1889) Papers
Sandra Cisneros Collection, 1984-2001
Morrill Cody (AC 1921) Papers
Sherwin Cody (AC 1889) Papers
Lawrence H. Conrad Collection of Vachel Lindsay and Robert Frost
Emily Dickinson Collection
Dickinson-Related Materials Collection
Raymond T. Drew (AC 1949) Papers, 1943-1982 (bulk 1943-1972)
Harrison Griswold Dwight (1875-1959) Papers
Martín Espada Papers
Thomas Flanagan (AC 1945) Papers
Alfred Friendly (AC 1933) Papers
Samuel G. Goodrich (Peter Parley) Collection
Walter Alden Dyer (1878-1943, AC 1900) Papers
W. Clyde Fitch (AC 1886) Papers
Robert Frost Collection (Related items: Robert Frost and Amherst College; Books by Frost in Amherst College Library)
Sheridan de Raismes Gibney (AC 1925) Papers
Hagstrom, Jack W. C., (AC 1955) Correspondence with or about Thom Gunn, Donald Hall, Marianne Moore, Dave Smith and Richard Wilbur
James Hayford (AC 1935) Papers
Rolfe Humphries (AC 1915) Papers
RichardClaverhouse Jebb Papers, 1859-1917 (bulk 1882-1905)
David Kerr. Research Materials on Liberation News Service and the Alternative Press
Vachel Lindsay Collection
G. and C. Merriam Company Collection
James I. Merrill (AC 1947)-William S. Burford (AC 1949) Correspondence, 1945-1980
Ivor Miller Papers
Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection
Phonograph Collection of Poetry and Spoken Word Recordings
Cornelius Patton (AC 1883) Collection of William Wordsworth Manuscripts
Edwin Charles Rozwenc (1915-1974) Papers
Carl Sandburg Collection
Eva Schiffer. Materials Related to Editing the Publication of the Thomas Mann-Karl Loewenstein Correspondence
Sprague Family Papers
John Updike Collection
Noah Webster (1758-1843) Family Papers
L. Dan Wickenden (1913-1989, AC 1935) Papers
Richard P. Wilbur (AC 1942) Papers
Emma Willard Family Papers
Talcott Williams Papers
Howard R. Wolf (AC 1958) Papers
James Playsted Wood Papers

Student Life/Campus Groups
Amherst College. Association of Amherst Students. Records.
Amherst College. Student Council. Records.
Amherst College Class Album Collection

Amherst College Coeducation Collection    [Digital Collection]
Amherst College Women (Ladies of Amherst College)
Amherst Mountain Club Records - See: Clubs and Societies Collection
Amherst Outing Club Records - See: Clubs and Societies Collection
Amherst Ski Club Records - See: Clubs and Societies Collection
Walter Boughton (1918-1987) Papers
Amherst College Class of 1902 Papers
Clubs and Societies (Amherst College) Collection
Dramatic Activities Collection
Faculty Club Records
Fraternities Collection
Historical Manuscripts Collection
Bruce Jones (AC 1956) Undergraduate Letters to Family, 1952-1956
Music at Amherst Collection
Photographic Images Collection
Posters Collection
Scrapbooks Collection

Amherst College History
Affirmative Action Committee Records
Alumni Magazine
Alumni Office Historical Records
Amherst College Catalogues (Digital Collection, 1822-1900 only)
Amherst College Centennial Collection
Amherst College Class Album Collection
Amherst College Commencement Collection
Amherst College Curriculum Reports Collection
Amherst College Early History Collection
Amherst College Early History Manuscript and Pamphlets Collection
Amherst College Financial Records
Amherst College Inaugurations Collection

Amherst College Library History Collection
Amherst College Library Records
, 1833-1977 (bulk 1876-1933)
Amherst College - News clippings concerning the resignation of Alexander Meiklejohn, 1923-1924
Amherst College Olio 1928 Photographs and Papers
Amherst College Olio 1940 photographs
Amherst College Oral History Project Records
Amherst College President's Office Public Records, 1934-1976
Amherst College Records Books, 1801-1919 (bulk 1825-1908)
Amherst College Trustees: Materials Concerning President Alexander Meiklejohn, 1923-1948
Amherst College Women (Ladies of Amherst College)Records
“Amherst Reports” Collection
Buildings and Grounds Collection (See also: The Buildings and Grounds of Amherst College, 1820-2007: A History in Photographs)
Clubs and Societies (Amherst College) Collection
Charles W. Cole (AC 1927; 12th President) Papers
Coeducation Collection (Digital Collection)
Faculty Club Records
Daniel B. Fayerweather. Will Papers
General Files
Gilbert Museum of Indian Relics Catalogue
Hugh Hawkins Papers (access restricted)
Historical Manuscripts Collection
Kennedy Convocation Collection
Stanley King (AC 1903) Papers
John J. McCloy (1895-1989, AC 1916) Papers
Mead Art Museum Records
Alexander Meiklejohn (1872-1964) Papers
Moratoria Papers
Dwight W. Morrow (1873-1931) Papers (See also Microfilm edition)
Neesima, Joseph H. (AC 1870) and Kanzo Uchimura (AC 1887) Collection
Objects Collection
Olio (yearbook)
Photographic Images Collection
Calvin Plimpton (AC 1939) Presidential Speeches
Pratt Museum Papers
President’s Office Records
Sabrina Collection
Scrapbooks Collection
Snell Family Papers   [Digital Collection]
Trustee Reports Collection
John William Ward Papers

Amherst College Curriculum
American Studies Department Records
Amherst College Academic Computer Center Records, 1970-1998 (Bulk: 1972-1985)
Amherst College Alumni Biographical Files (includes list of student papers therein)
Amherst College Committee Records, 1826-2010
Amherst College Curriculum Reports Collection
Amherst College Dept. of English. Records
Amherst College Dept. of Neuroscience Records, 1971-2011
Amherst College - News clippings concerning the resignation of Alexander Meiklejohn, 1923-1924
Amherst College Oral History Project Records
Amherst College President's Office Public Records, 1934-1976
Amherst College Trustees: Materials Concerning President Alexander Meiklejohn, 1923-1948
“Amherst Reports” Collection
George Bain (Geology) Papers
Walter Boughton (1918-1987) Papers
George Bosworth Churchill (1866-1925, AC 1889) Papers
Botany Department Papers
Charles W. Cobb (AC 1897) Papers
Henry Steele Commager Papers
Clarence Willis Eastman (1873-1952) Papers
Charles E. (AC 1872) and Eliza Miner Garman Family Papers
General Files
Hugh Hawkins Papers (access restricted)
Historical Manuscripts Collection
Edward (AC 1849) and Mary Judson Hitchcock Family Papers
Arthur John Hopkins (1864-1939) Papers
Burges Johnson Papers
William E. Kennick Papers
Karl Loewenstein Papers
Allison "Eli"Marsh (AC 1913) Papers
Alexander Meiklejohn Papers
Anson D. Morse (1895-1916) Papers
George D. Olds Papers
Harold H. Plough Anthropology and Evolution Course Materials
Pratt Museum Papers
Edwin Charles Rozwenc (1915-1974) Papers
Snell Family Papers (Digital Collection)
Samuel Robinson Williams (1879-1955) Papers

Natural Sciences    
(Especially American Science, 1830-1890, with emphasis on geology)
Amherst College Dept. of Neuroscience Records, 1971-2011
Clarence Birdseye (AC 1910) Field Journals, 1910-1916
Botany Department Collection: Catalogue of Amherst Flora
Benjamin Kendall Emerson Papers
Gilbert Museum of Indian Relics Catalogue
Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers (Digital Collection)
Arthur John Hopkins Papers
Frederic Brewster Loomis Papers
Dexter Marsh Papers
Pratt Museum Papers
Arthur Stanley Pease letters to Edward Tuckerman
Oscar Schotté Biology Research Materials
Charles Upham Shepard Papers
Snell Family Papers (Digital Collection)
Edward Tuckerman Botanical Papers
Samuel Robinson Williams Papers

Missionaries/Religion/Theology
(Including American Protestantism 1815-1915, especially Congregationalism and missionary work)
Walter R. Blackmer (AC 1897) Sermons, 1898-1956
Bliss Family Papers
John Bates Clark (AC 1872) and Alden Hyde Clark (AC 1890) Family Papers
Doris Hartman Papers
Laurens Perseus Hickok Papers
Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers (Digital Collection)
Hubbard Family Papers
Heman Humphrey Sermons, 1813-1861
William James Family Papers and Sermons
Justin Perkins Papers
Porter-Phelps-Huntington Family Papers
Julius Hawley Seelye (AC 1849) Papers

William Augustus Stearns Papers
Rev. James Taylor Papers
William Seymour Tyler Papers
Henry J. Van Lennep (AC 1837) Sketches and Papers
Dora Judd Mattoon Ward Papers
Edwin St. John Ward Papers
Paul Langdon Ward Papers
William Earl Dodge Ward (AC 1906) Family Papers
Williams-Chambers Family Papers
Samuel Robinson Williams Papers

Politics/Diplomacy
Jerry Cohen (AC 1963) Papers, 1965-2008
Jeffrey Davidow Papers, 1993-2003
Eli Whitney Debevoise Papers
Joseph B. Eastman Papers
Claude Moore Fuess (AC 1905). Materials for a Biography of Frank Waterman Stearns (AC 1878)
Karl Loewenstein Papers
John J. McCloy (AC 1916) Papers
Leonard C. Meeker (AC 1937) Papers (unprocessed)
Dwight W. Morrow (AC 1895) Papers (See also Microfilm edition)
Anson D. Morse Papers
William Taubman Research Materials for Khrushchev: The Man and His Era
Willard L. (AC 1920) and Clarice Brows Thorp Papers

Art
George Wesley Bellows Papers
Thomas Weston Fels (AC 1967) Papers
Oriole Farb Feshbach. Records of the Master Institute of United Arts, Inc.
Mead Art Museum Records
Don Milliken Collection of Correspondence Art and Associated Materials
Charles H. Morgan Papers on George W. Bellows
Charles H. Morgan Papers on Michelangelo
Frank Trapp Papers
Henry J. Van Lennep (AC 1837) Sketches and Papers

Theater and Cinema
Walter Boughton Papers
Margaret Blaisdell Byrd. New York City Music, Opera and Theater Scrapbooks, 1899-1962
Benjamin Butler Davenport Papers (1884-1959)
Louis P. Dolbeare (AC 1940) Papers
Dramatic Activities Collection
W. Clyde Fitch (AC 1886) Collection
Sheridan de Raismes Gibney Papers
Joseph Moncure March (AC 1920) Papers
Porter-Phelps-Huntington Family Papers (esp. Catharine Sargent Huntington)
Van Nostrand Theatre Collection: Samuel French Company Music Holdings
Van Nostrand Theatre Collection: Samuel French Company Theatre Scrapbooks

Wars
Jeffery Amherst Collection, 1757-1874 (Bulk: 1757-1797) (French and Indian War)
Frederick D. M. Aronow Papers Related to the Vietnam War, "Winter Soldier," and the Civil Rights Movement (Vietnam War)
Ingham C. Baker (1896-1985) Papers
(World War I)
Harry J. Danos, Army Air Forces Technical Training Command, "C" Pre-Meteorolgical Program Collection (World War II)
Raymond T. Drew (AC 1949) Papers, 1943-1982 (bulk 1943-1972) (World War II)
Joseph B. Eastman (AC 1904) Papers, 1837-1960 (Bulk: 1904-1944) (World War II)
John B. Fairbank (AC 1867) Family Papers (Civil War)
Edward (1849) and Mary Judson Hitchcock Family Papers, Series 16 (Spanish-American War)
Luther Clark Howell (AC 1864) Papers (Civil War)
John J. McCloy (AC 1916) Papers(World Wars I & II)
John Merson (AC 1966) Papers, 1960-1968 (Vietnam War)
James E. Morrow Letters to Clara J. Johnson, 1863-1864 (Civil War)
James E. Morrow, Union Army Muster Books, 1863-1864 (Civil War)
Plimpton Collection of French and Indian War Items, 1670-1934 (Bulk: 1730-1815) (French & Indian War)
Frank Trapp Papers (World War II)
U.S. Army Ambulance Service, Section 539. Records, 1917-1941 (World War I)
War Materials Collection

 

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