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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.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
1921 greeting cards
1921

Box 1: folder 1
1922 greeting cards
1922

Box 1: folder 2
1923 greeting cards
1923

Box 1: folder 3
1924 greeting cards
1924

Box 1: folder 4
1925 greeting cards
1925

Box 1: folder 5
1926 greeting cards
1926

Box 1: folder 6
1927 greeting cards
1927

Box 1: folder 7
1928 greeting cards
1928

Box 1: folder 8
1929 greeting cards
1929

Box 1: folder 9
1930 greeting cards
1930

Box 1: folder 10
1933 greeting cards
1933

Box 1: folder 11
1935 greeting cards
1935

Box 1: folder 12
1936 greeting cards
1936

Box 1: folder 13
1937 greeting cards
1937

Box 1: folder 14
1938 greeting cards
1938

Box 1: folder 15
1939 greeting cards
1939

Box 1: folder 16
1940 greeting cards
1940

Box 1: folder 17
1941 greeting cards
1941

Box 1: folder 18
1942 greeting cards
1942

Box 1: folder 19
1943 greeting cards
1943

Box 1: folder 20
1944 greeting cards
1944

Box 1: folder 21
1945 greeting cards
1945

Box 1: folder 22
1946 greeting cards
1946

Box 1: folder 23
1947 greeting cards
1947

Box 1: folder 24
1948 greeting cards
1948

Box 1: folder 25
1949 greeting cards
1949

Box 1: folder 26
1950 greeting cards
1950

Box 1: folder 27
1951 greeting cards
1951

Box 1: folder 28
1952 greeting cards
1952

Box 1: folder 29
1953 greeting cards
1953

Box 1: folder 30
1954 greeting cards
1954

Box 1: folder 31
1955 greeting cards
1955

Box 1: folder 32
1956 greeting cards
1956

Box 2: folder 33
1957 greeting cards
1957

Box 2: folder 34
1958 greeting cards
1958

Box 2: folder 35
1959 greeting cards
1959

Box 2: folder 36
1960 greeting cards
1960

Box 2: folder 37
1961 greeting cards
1961

Box 2: folder 37A
1962 greeting cards
1962

Box 2: folder 38
1963 greeting cards
1963

Box 2: folder 39
1964 greeting cards
1964

Box 2: folder 40
1965 greeting cards
1965

Box 2: folder 41
1966 greeting cards
1966

Box 2: folder 42
1967 greeting cards
1967

Box 2: folder 43
1968 greeting cards
1968

Box 2: folder 44
1969 greeting cards
1969

Box 2: folder 45
1970 greeting cards
1970

Box 2: folder 46
1971 greeting cards
1971

Box 2: folder 47
1972 greeting cards
1972

Box 2: folder 48
1973 greeting cards
1973

Box 2: folder 49
1974 greeting cards
1974

Box 2: folder 50
1975 greeting cards
1975

Box 2: folder 51
1976 greeting cards
1976

Box 2: folder 52
1977 greeting cards
1977

Box 3: folder 1
1978 greeting cards
1978

Box 3: folder 2
1979 greeting cards
1979

Box 3: folder 3
1980 greeting cards
1980

Box 3: folder 4
1981 greeting cards
1981

Box 3: folder 5
1982 greeting cards
1982

Box 3: folder 6
1983 greeting cards
1983

Box 3: folder 7
1984 greeting cards
1984

Box 3: folder 8
1985 greeting cards
1985

Box 3: folder 9
1986 greeting cards
1986

Box 3: folder 10
1987 greeting cards
1987

Box 3: folder 11
1988 greeting cards
1988

Box 3: folder 12
1989 greeting cards
1989

Box 3: folder 13
1990 greeting cards
1990

Box 3: folder 14
Undated greeting cards
n.d.

Box 3: folder 15
Scrapbook of New Year greeting cards
n.d.

Box 3: folder 16
Letter regarding display of cards
1939

Box 3: folder 17
Scrapbook of 1921-1959 greeting cards (pages)
n.d.

Box 4: folder 1
Scrapbook of 1921-1959 greeting cards (cover)
n.d.

Box 4: folder 2
Scrapbook of 1921-1975 greeting cards (pages)
n.d.

Box 4: folder 3
Scrapbook of 1921-1975 greeting cards (cover)
n.d.

Box 4: folder 4

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Amherst College--Alumni and alumnae.
  • Amherst College--Pictorial works.
  • New Year cards--Massachusetts--Amherst.

Contributors
  • Amherst College. Alumni Council.


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