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New Year Greeting Cards Collection, 1921-ongoing
3 archives boxes, 1 half archives box (1.75 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Collection consists of New Year greeting cards sent to Amherst College alumni by the College, as well as several scrapbooks of the cards and related correspondence. Cards often contain artistic scenes from the campus or reproductions from the collection of the Mead Art Museum.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the New Year Greeting Cards Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the New Year Greeting Cards Collection 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

In 1921 the Alumni Council of Amherst College instituted the sending of New Year greeting cards to alumni. The cards often contain artistic scenes from the campus or reproductions from the collection of the Mead Art Museum.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of New Year greeting cards sent to Amherst College alumni by the College. Also included are several scrapbooks of the cards, and a letter advocating the creation of a display of the cards.

The greeting cards are arranged chronologically. Undated greeting cards and scrapbooks of greeting cards are located at the end of the chronological series.


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

There is no restriction on access to the New Year Greeting Cards Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the New Year Greeting Cards Collection 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 New Year Greeting Cards Collection [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Accession Numbers: 81-09, 98-163

Accruals:

Additional greeting cards will be added to the collection as they are obtained by the Archives.

Processing Information
Processed: 1981


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.