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Amherst College Fire Department Records, 1942-1948, 1997
2 archives boxes (1 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Correspondence, receipts for supplies and equipment, photographs, rosters, fire brigade histories and newspaper clippings documenting the activities of the Amherst College Fire Department.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

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

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Records 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.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

Historical Note

The Amherst College Fire Department was organized in the fall of 1941 by Theodore S. Bacon, Jr. (AC Class of 1942) and Assistant Dean Richard MacMeekin as part of the College Civilian Defense Program. The original group of 24 men were trained in fire fighting techniques by the Chief of the Amherst Fire Department. Later the brigade was reorganized into two student companies and a permanent company of six men from the College's Buildings and Grounds Department.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, receipts for supplies and equipment, photographs, rosters, fire brigade histories and newspaper clippings documenting the activities of the Amherst College Fire Department.

The records are organized in alphabetical order by folder title.


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

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

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Records 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 Amherst College Fire Department Records [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Processing Information
Processed:1999 November
By:Thomas Stratford, Archives Assistant
Barbara Trippel Simmons, Processing Archivist
Finding Aid:2000 February
Prepared by:Barbara Trippel Simmons, Processing Archivist
Edited by:Daria D'Arienzo, Archivist of the College
Listed by:Barbara Trippel Simmons, Processing Archivist
Format:Briana Cahill, Archives and Special Collections Associate
Prepared for Web:2003
By:Peter A. Nelson, Assistant Archivist
Sarang Gopalakrishnan 2006, Student Encoding 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
Atlas Safety Equipment
1943

Box 1: folder 1
Buffalo Fire Appliance Corporation
1942

Box 1: folder 2
Cairns & Brother
1942-1945

Box 1: folder 3
Catalogue of Apparatus and Equipment
1948 Jun 30

Box 1: folder 4
Miscellaneous equipment
1942-1944

Box 1: folder 5
Fire boxes
n.d., 1943-1946

Box 1: folder 6
Fire Brigade
n.d., 1942-1948

Box 1: folder 7
Fire Brigade calls
1943-1948

Box 1: folder 8
Fire Brigade (Histories)
n.d., 1942-1944, 1947

Box 1: folder 9
Fire Brigade rosters
1942-1946

Box 1: folder 10
Fire correspondence (miscellaneous, excluding equipment)
1942-1948

Box 1: folder 11
Globe Rubber Works, Inc.
1942

Box 2: folder 1
Gorham Fire Equipment Co.
1942-1947

Box 2: folder 2
Horace R. Barker/Elkhart Brass
1942-1943

Box 2: folder 3
James B. Hunt Manufacturing Co.
1943

Box 2: folder 4
Jefferson Auto Specialties
1942

Box 2: folder 5
John H. Hill Motor Service/Seagrave
1942

Box 2: folder 6
Justin A. McCarthy/Loyed W. Briggs
1942-1945

Box 2: folder 7
Maxim Motor Company
1942-1943

Box 2: folder 8
Membership Certificate book
1944-1945

Box 2: folder 9
Midwestern Manufacturing Company
1942-1943

Box 2: folder 10
National Fire Protection Association
1942-1944

Box 2: folder 11
Newspaper clippings
1942-1943, 1948

Box 2: folder 12
Newspaper clippings
1997

Box 2: folder 13
Pirsch
1943

Box 2: folder 14
Rockwood Sprinkler Co.
1942, 1945

Box 2: folder 15
Rowe's
1942

Box 2: folder 16
United States Office of Civilian Defense Publications
n.d., [1942], 1942

Box 2: folder 17
W. & B. Douglas Pump Co.
1942

Box 2: folder 18
W. S. Darley & Co.
1942-1946

Box 2: folder 19
War Production Board/Priorities
n.d., 1942

Box 2: folder 20

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Amherst College--Fires and fire prevention.
  • Amherst College--History--Sources.
  • Amherst College. Fire Dept.

Contributors
  • Amherst College. Class of 1942. Bacon.
  • Bacon, Theodore Spaulding.
  • MacMeekim, Richard.


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