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Degrees and Honors Collection, 1825-
7 flat boxes (3.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
The bulk of the collection is made up of diplomas and certificates awarded by Amherst College to Amherst Graduates, as well as honorary degrees awarded to individuals associated with the college. The remainder of the degrees and certificates were awarded to Amherst College Alumni by other institutions both educational and civic.

Terms of Access and Use:

In general, there is no restriction on access to the Degrees and Honors Collection for research use. Particularly fragile or valuable items have been replaced with copies.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Degrees and Honors Collection consists chiefly of the diplomas for degrees awarded to Amherst graduates and other individuals associated with the College, mostly in the 19th century. All printed on vellum, but their physical condition varies widely; water and mold damage are evident on many of the early nineteenth century documents. Although some are for the degree of Master of Arts, the bulk are Bachelor of Arts. Honorary doctorates, as well as a few honorary Masters degrees, make up the balance of the Amherst College awarded degrees. The text of all of the Amherst diplomas is in Latin. The remainder of the degrees and certificates in this collection were awarded to Amherst College alumni by other institutions, both educational and civic. Dates in parentheses following degree recipients' names indicate the year of undergraduate degree from Amherst. Additions to this collection are expected.

The collection is arranged alphabetically by last name of recipient.


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

In general, there is no restriction on access to the Degrees and Honors Collection for research use. Particularly fragile or valuable items have been replaced with copies.

Preferred Citation

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

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

History of the Collection
Accruals:

Additions to this collection are expected.

Processing Information

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

Listed:1994 Sep-Nov
By:Peter Weis, Archives Assistant


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
Ribbon, seals for diplomas


Box 1: folder 1A
B.S. Ashley, Thomas
1916

Box 1: folder 1B
B.A. Babcock, Elisha
1825

Box 1: folder 2
B.A. Barrows, Homer
1831

Box 1: folder 3
B.A. Beatty, C. Francis
1912

Box 1: folder 3a
B.A. Beecher, Daniel
1907

Box 1: folder 4
B.A. Belcher, Richard
1889

Box 1: folder 5
B.A. cum laude Bigelow, Frank B.
1891

Box 1: folder 6
B.A. Bigelow, William
1889

Box 1: folder 7
M.A. Bigelow, William
1898

Box 1: folder 8
M.A. hon. Boltwood, Lucius
1825

Box 1: folder 9
B.A. Bond, Ephraim
1841

Box 1: folder 10
B.A. Bowers, George
1861

Box 1: folder 11
B.A. Brownell, William
1871

Box 1: folder 12
L.L.D., hon. Brownell, William
1916

Box 1: folder 12
M.A. Burt, Jairus (AC 1824)
1827

Box 1: folder 13
M.A. Cabour, Michel
1955

Box 2: folder 1A
A.B. Chapin, Dormer F.
1879

Box 2: folder 1B
M.A. Clark, Jacob
1859

Box 2: folder 2
B.A. Cobb, William
1867

Box 2: folder 3
B.A. Cowles, William L.
1878

Box 2: folder 4
L.H.D., hon. Cowles, William L.
1925

Box 2: folder 4
B.A. Crowell, Edward
1853

Box 2: folder 5A
M.A. Crowell, Edward
1856

Box 2: folder 5A
M.A. Dana, Samuel (AC 1847)
1850

Box 2: folder 5B
L.L.D., hon. Davis, Arthur V.(AC 1888)
1947

Box 2: folder 6A
acknowledgement by U.S. Council of National Defense. Davis, Arthur V.(AC 1888)
1919

Box 2: folder 6B
M.A., hon. Delatour, Beckman (AC 1911)
1926

Box 2: folder 7A
Fellow, N.Y. Academy of Medicine. Delatour, Beckman (AC 1911)
1929

Box 2: folder 7B
M.D., Johns Hopkins. Delatour, Beckman (AC 1911)
1915

Box 2: folder 7B
B.A. Denny, Andrew
1831

Box 2: folder 8
B.A. Dewey, Melville
1874

Box 2: folder 9
B.A. Dickinson, Richard
1844

Box 2: folder 10
B.A. Dickinson, David
1839

Box 2: folder 11
B.A. Dunbar, Jonathan
1865

Box 2: folder 12
M.A. Dunbar, Jonathan
1867

Box 2: folder 13
B.A. Dunlap, George E.
1855

Box 2: folder 14
B.A. Dyer, Ebenezer P.
1861

Box 2: folder 15
B.A. Dyer, Walter A.
1900

Box 2: folder 16
B.A. Eastman, Lucius Sr.
1833

Box 3: folder 1
M.A.Eastman, Lucius Sr.
1836

Box 3: folder 1
B.A. Eastman, Lucius Jr.
1857

Box 3: folder 2
M.A. Eastman, Lucius Jr.
1860

Box 3: folder 2
M.A.Eaton, Joseph (AC 1841)
1844

Box 3: folder 3
B.A. Emerson, Ben Kendall
1865

Box 3: folder 4
L.L.D., hon. Emerson, Benjamin K.
1915

Box 3: folder 4
B.A. Emerson, Henry S.
1929

Box 3: folder 5
B.A. Evans, Enoch K.
1853

Box 3: folder 6
B.A. Field, Henry P.
1880

Box 3: folder 7
L.L.D., hon. Field, Henry P.
1930

Box 3: folder 7
B.A. Fuller, Jesse F.
1858

Box 3: folder 8
M.A. Fuller, Jesse F.
1866

Box 3: folder 9
B.A. Garfield, Frank L.
1888

Box 3: folder 10A
B.A. Garman, Charles E.
1872

Box 3: folder 10B
M.A. Gaylord, Martin L.(AC 1848)
1853

Box 3: folder 11
B.A. George, Andrew J.
1876

Box 3: folder 12
B.A. George, Robert H.
1911

Box 3: folder 13
L.H.D., hon. George, Robert H.
1956

Box 3: folder 13
B.A. Gill, Adam C.
1884

Box 3: folder 14
B.A. (unsigned) Green, Lewis
1844

Box 3: folder 15
B.A. Green, Lewis
1844

Box 3: folder 15
M.A. Green, Lewis
1847

Box 3: folder 15
B.A. Guilford, Jonas
1864

Box 3: folder 16
B.A. Hamilton, Henry
1826

Box 4: folder 1A
B.A. Hammond, John C.
1865

Box 4: folder 1
L.L.D., hon. Hammond, John C.,Translation typescript of L.L.D. for J.C. Hammond
1925

Box 4: folder 1
B.A. Harlow, Edward J.
1887

Box 4: folder 2
B.A. Harmon, Elijah
1861

Box 4: folder 3
M.A. Harmon, Elijah
1865

Box 4: folder 3
B.A. Harris, John M.
1839

Box 4: folder 4
B.A. Hebard, Story
1828

Box 4: folder 5
B.A. Hewett, Waterman T.
1869

Box 4: folder 6
Leyden Univ. (Netherlands). Hewett, Waterman T.
1896

Box 4: folder 7A
B.A. Concordia College. Hickok, Laurens P.
1820

Box 4: folder 7B
M.A. Ohio Western Reserve
1828

Box 4: folder 7B
B.A. Hitchcock, Edward
1849

Box 4: folder 8
M.A. Hitchcock, Edward
1852

Box 4: folder 8
B.A. Holbrook, William E.
1876

Box 4: folder 9
B.A. Houston, John F.
1832

Box 4: folder 10
B.A. Jackson, Arthur H.
1846

Box 4: folder 11
M.A. Jackson, Arthur H.
1849

Box 4: folder 11
B.A. Kalloch, Lewis H.The 1973 Biographical Record lists Kalloch as class of 1926, but his diploma is dated 1928.
1928

Box 4: folder 12
B.A. Kiley, Marcus P.
1919

Box 4: folder 13
B.A. King, Henry A.
1873

Box 4: folder 14
L.L.D., hon. King, Henry A.
1927

Box 4: folder 14
B.A. King, Pres. Stanley
1903

Box 4: folder 15
L.L.D., hon. King, Pres. Stanley
1946

Box 4: folder 15
M.A., hon. Loewenstein, Karl
1940

Box 5: folder 1A
B.A. Lombard, Otis
1834

Box 5: folder 1B
M.A. Lombard, Otis
1837

Box 5: folder 1B
L.L.D., hon. Lord, Otis P. (AC 1832)
1869

Box 5: folder 2
B.A. Lyman, Timothy
1844

Box 5: folder 3
M.A. McGoun, Ralph C. (AC 1927)
1929

Box 5: folder 4
"Fifty Years of Service" McGoun, Ralph C.
1977

Box 5: folder 4
Sc.D., hon. McGregory, Joseph (AC 1880)
1905

Box 5: folder 5
B.A. McKeon, Charles K.
1934

Box 5: folder 6
B.A. McKeon, Newton F.
1926

Box 5: folder 7
B.A. McWilliams, George
1840

Box 5: folder 8
B.A.(photocopy) Mandell, William H.
1838

Box 5: folder 9A
B.A. Mandell, William H.
1838

Box 5: folder 9A
M.A.Mandell, William H.
1841

Box 5: folder 9A
B.A. Mead, William R.
1867

Box 5: folder 9B
L.L.D., hon. Mead, William R.
1902

Box 5: folder 9B
B.A. Miner, Worthington W.
1868

Box 5: folder 10
M.A. Miner, Worthington W.
1871

Box 5: folder 10
B.A. Morris, Josiah W.
1885

Box 5: folder 11
B.A. Newlin, William J.
1899

Box 5: folder 12
M.A., hon. Ostrander, John E (AC 1915).Translation typescript of M.A. for J.E. Ostrander
1943

Box 5: folder 13
B.A. Parsons, Frank H.
1881

Box 6: folder 1
B.A. Phalen, Carol H.
1874

Box 6: folder 2
B.A. Phalen, Paul S.
1903

Box 6: folder 2
B.A. Plimpton, James Edward
1878

Box 6: folder 2A
B.A. Pomeroy, Jeremiah
1829

Box 6: folder 3A
B.A. Rosseel, Joseph A.
1839

Box 6: folder 3B
M.A., hon. Rowland, William T.
1934

Box 6: folder 4
B.A. Sargent, Frank D.S.
1866

Box 6: folder 5
B.A. Searle, Lorenzo W.
1878

Box 6: folder 6
M.A. Searle, Lorenzo W.
1881

Box 6: folder 6
B.A. Seelye, Pres. Julius H.
1849

Box 6: folder 7
B.A. Shattuck, George
1868

Box 6: folder 8
B.A. Smith, Carol S.
1874

Box 6: folder 9
M.A. Smith, Carol S.
1880

Box 6: folder 9
M.A. Snell, Ebenezer (AC 1822). Translation typescript of M.A. for E.S. Snell
1825

Box 6: folder 10
B.A. Stearns, Timothy
1833

Box 6: folder 11
M.A.Stearns, Timothy
1836

Box 6: folder 11
M.A. Symonds, Stephen (AC 1833)
1837

Box 6: folder 12
B.A. Taft, Ezra F.
1867

Box 7: folder 1
L.L.D., hon. Taft, William H.
1914

Box 7: folder 2
B.A. Thompson, Amherst L.
1856

Box 7: folder 3
B.A. Topping, Robert L.
1849

Box 7: folder 4
B.A. Tufts, James H.
1884

Box 7: folder 5
M.A.Tufts, James H.
1890

Box 7: folder 5
L.L.D., hon.Tufts, James H.
1904

Box 7: folder 5
B.A. Tuttle, George A.
1883

Box 7: folder 6
B.A. Tyler, Mason W.
1862

Box 7: folder 7
M.A. Tyler, Mason W.
1865

Box 7: folder 7
B.A. Tyler, William W.
1864

Box 7: folder 8
B.A. Underhill, Henry B.
1845

Box 7: folder 9
M.A. Underhill, Henry B.
1848

Box 7: folder 9
B.A. Vaile, Rawson
1839

Box 7: folder 10
M.A. Vaill, Thomas S. (AC 1840)
1844

Box 7: folder 11
D.D., hon. Warner, Aaron
1860

Box 7: folder 12
Ph.D., hon. Walker, Carol S.
1885

Box 7: folder 13
M.A. Warren, George (AC 1842)
1845

Box 7: folder 14
B.A. Watkins, Royal P.
1889

Box 7: folder 15
B.A. White, Orlando H.
1846

Box 7: folder 16
M.A. White, Orlando H.
1856

Box 7: folder 16
B.A. Whittemore, Luther D.
1880

Box 7: folder 17
M.A. Whittemore, Luther D.
1885

Box 7: folder 17
Barre AcademyWhittemore, Luther D.
1876

Box 7: folder 17
B.A. Woodbridge, Frederick J.E.
1889

Box 7: folder 18
M.A.Woodbridge, Frederick J.E.
1898

Box 7: folder 18
L.L.D., hon. Woodbridge, Frederick J.E.
1903

Box 7: folder 18
Sample Diplomas: 1. Blank, President Edward Hitchcock signature 1848,M.A. 2. Blank, President Heman Humphrey signature n.d.,Blank 3. Carol H. Cobb, unsigned n.d.,Blank 4. W.S. Smyth (AC 1954), unsigned, marked "imperfect" 1954, B.A.
1848-1954

Box 7: folder 19

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--Degrees.
  • Degrees, Academic--Massachusetts--Amherst.

Genre terms
  • Diplomas--Amherst College.


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