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Esty Papers, 1878-1905
5 archives boxes (2.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
The papers contain account books, diaries, essays, exams, and notebooks documenting Esty's academic career at Amherst and M.I.T. Most of the material dates from 1887-1893 and relates to courses offered at these institutions and are useful in the study of curriculum development. There are also several notebooks and scrapbooks in the letters from Esty's childhood and adolescence.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the William Esty Papers 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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Biographical Note

William Esty was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on July 9, 1868, son of William Esty (Class of 1860 and Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy) and Martha A. Cushing Esty. Cole received his B.A. from Amherst in 1889 and his M.A. from Amherst in 1893. He also received a B.S. from M.I.T. in 1893. Esty was a Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois from 1893 to 1901 and Professor of Engineering at Lehigh University from 1901 to 1928. Esty married Julia L. Coy of Little Rock, Arkansas in 1894. He died on July 6, 1928.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers contain account books, diaries, essays, exams, and notebooks documenting Esty's academic career at Amherst and M.I.T. Most of the material dates from 1887-1893 and relates to courses offered at these institutions and are useful in the study of curriculum development. There are also several notebooks and scrapbooks in the letters from Esty's childhood and adolescence.


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

There is no restriction on access to the William Esty Papers 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 William Esty (1889) Papers [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Processing Information
Processed: 1984
By: Daria D'Arienzo
Karen Bollwerk


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.