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Plough Anthropology and Evolution Course Materials, 1939-1958
3 archives boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
The papers consist of lab exercises, lecture topics, outlines, lecture notes, examinations, and correspondence relating to Anthropology and Evolution courses taught at Amherst by Professor Harold H. Plough. Anthropology materials cover a number of courses from the period of 1939 to 1958. Evolution materials cover the course Evolution of the Earth and Man from 1947 to 1957.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Anthropology and Evolution Department Records for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Historical Note

Harold H. Plough (AC 1913)

Harold Henry Plough was born on April 5, 1892 in New York City. He attended Amherst College, graduating in 1913, and went on to study at Columbia, receiving his MA in 1915, and his PhD in 1917. After serving as a fellow at Columbia for a year, Plough returned to Amherst where he joined the biology department, and continued to serve as a professor at Amherst until his retirement in 1959.

Plough led a distinguished career as a geneticist, publishing over 30 papers on technical subjects in biology over his lifetime. He spent many summers teaching and doing research at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., where he discovered four new species of Ascidians, a specialized phylum of marine chordates. Plough also specialized in radiation-induced mutations, and acted as consultant to the Atomic Energy Commission in the early 1950s. Plough served in the US Army Sanitary Corps in both world wars as a bacteriologist.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers consist of lab exercises, lecture topics, outlines, lecture notes, examinations, and correspondence relating to Anthropology and Evolution courses taught at Amherst by Professor Harold H. Plough. Anthropology materials cover a number of courses from the period of 1939 to 1958. Evolution materials cover the course Evolution of the Earth and Man from 1947 to 1957.

This collection is organized into two series


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

There is no restriction on access to the Anthropology and Evolution Department Records for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

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

[Identification of item], in Anthropology and Evolution Courses Collection (Harold H. Plough Papers) [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Processing Information
Finding Aid:Carol Trabulsi, Senior Archives Associate
Doris Chacon, Student Assistant
Revised:Spring 2002
By:Sarah Sorscher 2005, Student Assistant
Edited by:Peter A. Nelson, Assistant Archivist


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: Anthropology Notes



Anthropology labs
1940's

Box 1: folder 1
Lecture schedule, laboratory exercises
1939-1940

Box 1: folder 2
Lecture topics, examinations
1940-1941

Box 1: folder 3
Lecture notes
1940-1941

Box 1: folder 4
Lecture notes, second semester
1941

Box 1: folder 5
Complete notes, first semester
1941-1942

Box 1: folder 6
Arrangements (correspondence)
1942

Box 1: folder 7
Laboratory manual
1942-1943

Box 1: folder 8
Examinations
1946

Box 1: folder 9
Lecture notes, revised
1946

Box 2: folder 1
Lecture notes (con.), III, IV, V, VI, VII, revised
1946

Box 2: folder 2
Lecture notes
1946-1947

Box 2: folder 3
Topical outline of lectures
1946-1947

Box 2: folder 4
Forms for record of descriptive characters
1947

Box 2: folder 5
Lecture notes, examinations, laboratory exercises
1949-1950

Box 2: folder 6
Cultural anthropology, lecture notes
1957-1958

Box 2: folder 7
Lecture notes
1958

Box 2: folder 8
Outline for the course on Man and his environment by F.B. Loomis
n.d.

Box 2: folder 9
Series 2: Evolution Notes



Science 23-24. Evolution of the Earth and Man - lectures syllabus, laboratory exercises
n.d.

Box 3: folder 1
Evolution of the Earth and Man, lecture syllabus, laboratory exercises
1947-1948

Box 3: folder 2
Evolution of the Earth and Man, topical outline for the course
1948-1949

Box 3: folder 3
Examinations and reading lists
1948-1949

Box 3: folder 4
Laboratory exercises. Science 23-24
1947-1941

Box 3: folder 5
Lecture outline and quizzes
1952

Box 3: folder 6
Lecture notes
1955-1957

Box 3: folder 7

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Subjects
  • Amherst College--Curricula.
  • Anthropology--Study and teaching--Massachusetts--Amherst.
  • Evolution--Study and teaching--Massachusetts--Amherst.

Contributors
  • Amherst College. Class of 1913. Plough.

Genre terms
  • Examinations--Amherst College.
  • Lecture notes--Amherst College.


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