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Amherst College Coeducation Collection, 1870-1997
2 records storage boxes (2 linear ft.)

Abstract:
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.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Coeducation Collection for research use.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Coeducation Collection should be directed to the Archivist of the College.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Coeducation Collection for research use.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Coeducation Collection should be directed to the Archivist of the College.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Coeducation Collection [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

Additional Formats

The collection was digitized as part of the Five College Archives Digital Access Project in 1999. It is available on the Web as part of the Five College Archives Digital Access Project. Any materials added after that date are not available online, but are so noted in this finding aid.

History of the Collection

Processing Information

The Coeducation Collection is an artificial collection created by the Archives and Special Collections department of Amherst College out of material from other collections.

Processed:1998 - 1999
By:Elaine Trehub, Archives Consultant
Finding Aid:May 1999
Prepared by:Elaine Trehub, Archives Consultant
Briana Cahill, Archives and Special Collections Associate
Edited by:Daria D'Arienzo, Archivist of the College
Listed by:Elaine Trehub, Archives Consultant
Briana Cahill, Archives and Special Collections Associate


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Series 1: GENERAL MATERIALS



General file (includes related Objects Inventory sheets, front)


Box 1: folder 1
Chronologies


Box 1: folder 2
Retrospective views. 1930- (includes Title IX Self-Evaluation Report,
July-August 1976)

Box 1: folder 3
Retrospective views: Amherst and Coeducation: a Summary,
March 1974

Box 1: folder 4
[Institutional models for coeducation],
1972-1974

Box 1: folder 5
Exhibits: (arranged by Claudia Kalb '85 and Carmen MacDougall '85)
1985

Box 1: folder 6
Special events:
[1988]-

Box 1: folder 7
Series 2: ANNIVERSARIES



Tenth Anniversary,
1984-1986

Box 1: folder 8
Twentieth Anniversary,
1996

Box 1: folder 9
Haydel, A. and Lasher, K. The Fairest College? Twenty years of women at Amherst,
c1997.

Box 1: folder 10
Series 3: CLIPPINGS AND OTHER MISC. PUBLISHED MATERIALS,
1870-


1870-1972

Box 1: folder 11
Beecher, H.W., Semicentennial address,
1871

Box 1: folder 12
1973

Box 1: folder 13

Folder 14 includes material that was added after 1999 and so was not digitized for the Five College Archives Digital Access Project. (http://clio.fivecolleges.edu)

1974

Box 1: folder 14
Press releases,
Nov. 2, 1974

Box 1: folder 15
Amherst Student, front page,
Nov. 2, 1974

Box 1: folder 15
1975

Box 1: folder 16
1976-1979

Box 1: folder 17
1980-

Box 1: folder 18
Series 4: PLANNING FOR COEDUCATION AND ITS CONSOLIDATION



Sub-series A: Responses Within the College Community



Alumni: response to coeducation-
1974

Box 1: folder 19
Faculty: response to coeducation-
1972-1974

Box 1: folder 20
Faculty: Reports of the Department Chairmen, "Appendix C" [undated;
1973?]

Box 1: folder 21
President: response to coeducation - The President's Recommendation on Coeducation,
October 1972

Box 1: folder 22
President: Ward, John W., Women at Amherst College, Special report by the President, 20 copies
[1974].

Box 1: folder 23
Students: response to coeducation-
1970, 1973

Box 1: folder 24
Students: Coeducation at Amherst Now (CAN) -Newsletter,
March 1973

Box 1: folder 25
Trustees: response to coeducation-
1870, 1871, 1973, 1974

Box 1: folder 26
Trustees: The Trustee Statement on Coeducation, 11 copies
Jan. 1973.

Box 1: folder 27
Sub-series B: Preliminary [and some final] reports, drafts, correspondence (chronologically arranged),
1971-


- College Council Report, Women Visitors At Amherst
1969 Jan.

Box 1: folder 28
- President's Advisory Committee on Long Range Planning, Report of the Task Force on College Size and Coeducation
1971 Jan.

Box 1: folder 29
- Report of the Select Committee on Coeducation. 5 copies
1972 July

Box 1: folder 30
- Committee on Priorities and Resources: reports, estimates
1972-1974

Box 1: folder 31
- Greene, T.P., A Modest Suggestion for Coeducation at Amherst in full cooperation with Smith and Mount Holyoke
1973 March

Box 1: folder 32
- Visiting Committee on Coeducation: correspondence
1973 Apr.-1975 Apr.

Box 1: folder 33
- Visiting Committee on Coeducation: reports, miscellany
1974 Jan.

Box 1: folder 34
- Office of the President, The Further Consideration of Coeducation. Work in progress. 2 copies
1974 February

Box 1: folder 35
- Committee on Educational Policy, Preliminary Report on Coeducation and College Size
1974 February

Box 1: folder 36
- Committee on Educational Policy, Draft of Final Report on Coeducation and Size
1974 May

Box 1: folder 37
- Final Report of the Committee on Educational Policy on Coeducation and Size
1974 June

Box 1: folder 38
- Ad Hoc Committee on Coeducation in the Five College Context, Draft of Final Report. 3 copies
1974 June

Box 1: folder 39
- Visiting Committee on Coeducation: [preliminary draft] of report.2 copies
1974-1975

Box 1: folder 40
Final Report of the Amherst Visiting Committee on Coeducation. 2 copies


Box 1: folder 41
- Report of the Select Committee on the Quality of Undergraduate Life. 4 copies
1980 January

Box 1: folder 42
Series 5: THE FINAL REPORT



The Casebook on Coeducation at Amherst College, In hard cover looseleaf binder.
September 1974.

Box 2: folder 1
The Casebook on Coeducation at Amherst College, 4 copies in 4 folders
September 1974.

Box 2: folder 2-5

Search Terms
The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

Subjects
  • Amherst College--History--Sources.
  • Amherst College--Students.
  • Coeducation--Massachusetts--Amherst.
  • Women--Education--Massachusetts--Amherst.

Contributors
  • Amherst College.
  • Amherst College. Committee on Educational Policy.
  • Amherst College. President's Task Force on College Size and Coeducation.
  • Amherst College. Select Committee on the Quality of Undergraduate Life.


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