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Amherst College Record Books, 1801-1967 (Bulk: 1825-1908)
6 Linear feet 65 bound volumes, 1 half archives box
Collection number: MA.00208

Abstract:
Autograph books, registers, record books and logs relating to Amherst College students, alumni, administration and various college events and topics from the founding of the College to the early 20th century.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Amherst College Record Books for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from Amherst College Record Books 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

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Autograph books, registers, record books and logs relating to Amherst College students, alumni, administration and various college events and topics from the founding of the College to the early 20th century.

This collection is organized into three series:

  1. Various Records [1801-1919]
  2. Matriculation Records [1882-1903]
  3. Class Records [1852-1967]

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

There is no restriction on access to the Amherst College Record Books for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from Amherst College Record Books 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 note

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

[Identification of item], in Amherst College Record Books [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library.

History of the Collection

The volumes in this collection were created and maintained by various College offices and student bodies and transferred to Archives and Special Collections at different times.

Processing Information

Processed in November 2010 by Mariah Leavitt, additional material added and finding aid revised in 2017.


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
Related Archival Materials note

  • Amherst College Financial Records, 1875-1975 (Bulk: 1920-1950), http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/amherst/ma177_main.html
  • Amherst College Financial Records , ca. 1830-1952 (Bulk: ca. 1860-1921), http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/amherst/ma68_main.html
  • Amherst College Early History Collection, http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/amherst/ma55_main.html
  • Amherst College Alumni Biographical Files, http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/amherst/ma53_main.html

Contents List
Various Records



Series 1, Various Records [1801-1919], contains record books on a variety of subjects relating to the college, including guest books or registers from Appleton Cabinet (a natural history museum at the college) and various alumni and college events. Volumes are arranged in date order. Multiple volumes on the same topic are maintained as a unit and filed under the earliest date.

Autograph volume, Presidents and Trustees (to 1870)
1801-1906

Vol. 1
Autograph volume, Trustees (since 1870) and Overseers
1833-1906

Vol. 2
Autograph volume, Overseers (from 1878), Treasurers and Faculty
1828-1906

Vol. 3
Student register (attendance records)
1825-1836

Vol. 4
Student register (attendance records)
1837-1844

Vol. 5
Furniture loan records
1833-1847

Vol. 6
Records of the Society of Alumni of Amherst College
1842-1875

Vol. 7
Register of alumni at commencement
1842-1867

Vol. 8
Register of alumni at commencement
1868-1883

Vol. 9
Register of alumni at commencement
1884-1885

Vol. 10
Register of alumni at commencement
1886-1902

Vol. 11
Register of alumni at commencement
1903-1913

Vol. 12
Room assignment
1849-1857

Vol. 13
Semi-Centennial Register
1871

Vol. 14
Cabinet register (visitors to Appleton Cabinet)
1859-1869

Vol. 15
Cabinet register (visitors to Appleton Cabinet)
1870-1875

Vol. 16
Cabinet register (visitors to Appleton Cabinet)
1876-1885

Vol. 17
Record of Students Associated with Amherst College, Classes of 1872-1888
1872-1888

Vol. 18
Record of Demerit Marks
1879-1880

Vol. 19
College register (signatures of students)
1882-1908

Vol. 20
Record of Church Offerings
1890's

Vol. 21
Columbian Exhibition visitor log
1893

Vol. 22
Registrar's outgoing correspondence
1898-1900

Vol. 23
Miscellaneous notes... the history of Amherst College
1919

Vol. 24
"Materials for eventual use in the Amherst Graduates' Quarterly"
n.d.

Vol. 25
Matriculation Records



Series 2, Matriculation Records [1882-1903], consists of record books containing information on each incoming student. Information gathered includes name, address, religion, financial need, and intended course of study and profession. Volumes are organized by date.

Matriculation records
1882-1883

Vol. 26
Matriculation records
1883-1884

Vol. 27
Matriculation records
1884-1885

Vol. 28
Matriculation records
1885-1886

Vol. 29
Matriculation records
1886-1887

Vol. 30
Matriculation records
1892-1893

Vol. 31
Matriculation records
1893-1894

Vol. 32
Matriculation records
1894-1895

Vol. 33 Vol. 34
Matriculation records
1895-1896

Vol. 35
Matriculation records
1896-1897

Vol. 36
Matriculation records
1897-1898

Vol. 37
Matriculation records
1898-1899

Vol. 38
Matriculation records, unbound
1899-1900

Box 1: folder 4
Matriculation records
1900-1901

Vol. 39
Matriculation records
1901-1902

Vol. 40
Matriculation records
1902-1903

Vol. 41
Class Records



Series 3, Class Records [1852-1967], consists of record books created by the students of various Amherst College class years. Record books largely contain minutes and other transactions of the class. Volumes are organized by class year.

Class of 1852, class reunion and biographical records
1852-1902

Vol. 42
General

Includes a flyer for the Philopogonian Society

Class of 1853, financial record of the scholarship fund contributed by the class of 1853
1871-1900

Vol. 43
Class of 1856, constitution and records
1854-1911

Vol. 44
Class of 1856, Secretary's book, minutes and biographical records
1856-1896

Vol. 45
Class of 1857, autograph book, includes pasted in portraits
[1857]

Vol. 46
Class of 1857, consitution, minutes and biographical records
1855-1911

Vol. 47
Class of 1858, constitution and minutes
1855-1914

Vol. 48
Class of 1860, class records
1856-1871

Vol. 49
Class of 1861, secretary's book
1857-1916

Vol. 50
Class of 1862, record book
1858-1882

Vol. 51 Box 1: folder 1
Class of 1862, biographical record of class members
undated

Vol. 52
Class of 1863, secretary's book
1859-1863

Vol. 53
Classes of 1863-1868, information about freshmen class members
1859-1863

Vol. 54
Class of 1864, class records
1860-1884

Vol. 55
Class of 1866, class record book and secretary's letters
1862-1866

Vol. 56
Class of 1869, class records
1865-1869

Vol. 57
Class of 1870, class records
1866-1905

Vol. 58 Box 1: folder 2
Class of 1870, cash book
1866-1880

Vol. 59
Class of 1871, class records
1867-1871

Vol. 60
Class of 1872, class records
1868-1912

Vol. 61
Class of 1873, class records
1870-1879

Vol. 62
Class of 1874, class records
1870-1874

Vol. 63
Class of 1883, 25th reunion guest book
1908

Vol. 64
Class of 1900, reunion register and class meeting minutes
1901-1967

Vol. 65 Box 1: folder 3

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Subjects
  • Amherst College - Registers


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