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Committee Records, 1826-2013
6 file cabinet drawers, 1 archives box, 2 half archives boxes (12 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Records of some 200 various Amherst College committees, including draft, interim and final reports, as well as (in some cases) minutes, correspondence and other supporting documents. Some committees are formal standing committees, but the majority are ad-hoc temporary bodies often convened as Presidential advisory committees or task forces.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

Parts of this collection comprise administrative records with access restrictions. In such cases, requests for permission should be directed to the Head of Archives and Special Collections. In addition, particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the records should be directed to the Head of 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
Amherst, MA

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Records of ca. 200 various Amherst College committees, including draft, interim and final reports, supporting documents and correspondence. Some committees are formal standing committees, but the majority are ad-hoc temporary bodies often convened as presidential advisory committees or task forces. In many cases, files contain only final reports (sometimes both interim and final reports), rather than supporting documents related to the committee's work in producing those reports. (This more detailed supporting documentation can sometimes be found elsewhere in the Archives; see "Related Material" or consult an archivist.)

Organization of the collection

The records are organized alphabetically by the main heading or topic associated with each committee. Generic descriptors such as "Committee on…" and "Task Force on…" are omitted. For example, "Committee on Area Studies" would be filed under "Area Studies, Committee, on."


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

Parts of this collection comprise administrative records with access restrictions. In such cases, requests for permission should be directed to the Head of Archives and Special Collections. In addition, particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the records should be directed to the Head of 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 Committee Records, Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library.

History of the Collection


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

Contents List
SERIES 1: UNRESTRICTED RECORDS,
1826-2006 (in General Files)


Academic Advisory Committee
1995


Academic Priorities, Committee on
2005-2006


Academic Support Committee
1995-96


Administration Committee
ca. 1933


Admission, Report of the Subcommittee on
1980 May


Advisors, Faculty Committee on
1936 Oct


American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
1979-1995


Architectural Review Committee
1998


Archives, Select Committee on
1968


Area Studies, Committee on
1959-60


Athletic Committee. Letter from Frederic L. Thompson to Mr. Olds
1910 Dec 6


Buildings and Grounds, Trustee Committee on
1925-27


Calendar Committee, Report of
1938


Campus Planning Group, President's
1994-1995


Campus Life, Ad Hoc Trustee Committee on - Interim and Final reports
1984 Jan-Feb


Classification Review, Committee on
1997


Collegiality, Committee on (Affirmative Action)
2002


Commencement: N.W. Fiske report on the subject of erecting a stage, etc.
1826 July 8


Committees, Committee on
1915 Nov 20


Computer Consolidation Committee
1996


Conditions of Work for Faculty Women at Amherst College, Committee to Study
1984 Oct


Curriculum Committee
1941


Curriculum, Select Committee on
1977 Feb


Curriculum, Report of the Select Committee on
1990


Curriculum Review Committee, report (Theodore Koester, chairman)
1959 Mar


Dean of the Faculty Search Committee
1995


Dramatic Arts, Ad-hoc Committee on the Future of
1982


Educational Policy, Committee on
1960s


Educational Policy, Committee on
1977-1996


Educational Policy, Committee on
[1992], 1995


Educational Policy, Committee on - "The 1966 Curriculum Report" (Joseph Epstein, chairman)
1964-1965


Educational Policy, Committee on - Subcommittee to Study Student Life
1965


Expository Writing at Amherst, Report on
1993 Apr


Expository Writing Committee
1997


Facilities Planning Committee - Facilities Assessment Master Plan Interim Report
1992 Aug


Facilities Planning Committee - General
1994 Jan


Facilities Planning Committee - Report
1993 Oct


Future Size of the College, Report on
1958


Health Insurance Advisory Committee
1997


History, Teaching of, in Secondary Schools, Committee on
1958, 1968


Honor System, Faculty Committee on
1928


Honorary Degrees, Committee on Awarding
1958


Interterm, Student-Faculty Committee on
1958


Investments Related to South Africa, Advisory Committee on
1983-1985


Job Evaluation System, a Review of
1980 Sep


Language and Literature, Committee on
1920-1922


Library Expansion Committee - Report to the President
1991 Feb


Library Expansion Committee - Report to the President - supporting documents
1991 Feb


Long Range Planning, Faculty Committee on - Report
1945


Long Range Planning, Committee on - Case for a Tuition Moratorium at Amherst College
ca. 1985


Long Range Planning, Committee on - "College Appoints Committee to Coordinate Future Plans" (newspaper clipping)
1970


Long Range Planning, Committee on - Comparative Schedule of Planning Recommendations / Report of Committee Fall
1971


Long Range Planning, Committee on - Report of the Task Force on Admission and Financial Aid
1971 Mar


Long Range Planning, Committee on - Report of the Task Force on Special Education Programs
1971 Mar


Long Range Planning, Committee on - Report of the Task Force on Student Life and Physical Facilities (2 copies)
1971 Mar


Long Range Planning, President's Advisory Committee on - Interim Report
1971 Apr


Long Range Planning, Committee on - Final Report
1971 May


Long Range Planning, President's Advisory Committee on - Report by the President to the Amherst Community
1971 Oct


Long Range Planning, Committee on - Report from Committee on Educational Policy to Long Range Planning
1971 Nov


LRP, President's Advisory Committee on - Comparative Schedule of Planning Recommendations
1971 Fall


Long Range Planning, Committee on - Report of the Faculty
1945


Long Range Planning, Committee on - Report of the Task Force on Amherst College and Cooperative and Exchange Programs
1971 Feb


Long Range Planning, Committee on - Report of the Task Force on Curriculum and Faculty
1971 Feb


Long Range Planning, Committee on - Report of the Task Force on Experiential Education
1971 Feb


Long Range Planning, Committee on - Report of the Task Force on the Nature of Trusteeship, the Presidency and Administration
1971 Feb


LRP, President's Advisory Committee on - Report of the Task Force on College Size and Coeducation
1971 Jan


Long Range Planning, Committee on - "Asking for More" a Reaffirmation of Commitment.
1982 May


Long Range Planning, Committee on - A Program for Institutional Flexibility
ca. 1985


Long Range Planning, Committee on
1944-1945


Merrill Center for Economics, Committee on the
1953


Monitorial System, Committee on
1838


Personnel Policies, Advisory Committee on
1991-2004


Planning, Special Committee on
2002


Police of the College, Committee appointed to present a plan for conducting the
1829-1830


Postwar Amherst College, Alumni Committee on
1945 Feb.


Presidential Search Committee
1984


President's Campaign Planning Group
1994-95


Priorities Planning Committee - General
1992


Priorities Planning Committee - General
1994


Priorities Planning Committee - Financial Framework
1992 Sep


Priorities Planning Committee - Priorities at Amherst
1993


Priorities Planning Committee - Report
1993 Mar


Priorities and Resources, Committee on: Reports
1971Apr-May


Priorities and Resources, Committee on: Letter to Faculty with supporting documents
1995Apr


Priorities and Resources, Committee on: General
2001


Quality of Undergraduate Life, Select Committee on the, Report
1980 Jan


Renaming Committee (Fraternity)
1984


Research, Faculty Committee on
1928-29


Rooms, Committee on. Report
1831 Aug


Sexual Misconduct, Special Oversight Committee on
2013 Jan


Space Committee
1960s


Sports at Amherst, The Place of, Report of Special Committee on the
2002


State of Amherst College, Committee on
1853 Nov


Student Activities, Faculty Committee on
1922 Oct


Student Life Committee [of the Trustees]
1995 Feb


Technology in the Humanities, Committee on
1990


Trusteeship, Committee on
1999


SERIES 2: RESTRICTED RECORDS,
1832-2010


Academic Inventory, Committee on
1929-1934


Academic Priorities, Committee on - Report to the Faculty
2006


Academic Support, Ad Hoc Committee on
1996


Academic Support Services [Committee]
1982-1985


Ad Hoc Committee. Draft of handbook for administrative/professional Trustee appointees
1983 Sep-Oct


Admissions Committee on Long Range Policy
1951


Admissions Committee
1982-1983


Admissions Committee, Search Dean of Faculty
1982-1983


Admission and Financial Aid, Committee on. Re: merit scholarships
1983 Nov 17


Admission and Financial Aid, Committee on. Report on Academic Support Services 1982 Study
1982


Admission and Financial Aid, Committee on. Letter from Prof. John Halsted to Prof. Robert Bezucha, Chair
1990 Oct 22


Admission, Committee on. A Report to the Faculty
1984, 2000


Admission, Committee on. "Admission to Amherst: A report to the faculty and administration"
1982


Admission and Financial Aid, Committee on - Report to the Faculty
1991 May 15


Admissions, Committee on - Review of 1969 Admissions
1970s


Affirmative Action Committee on Collegiality
2002 Jan 25


Alumni Committee on the Post-War College
1944


Alumni Trustees, Committee on
1999-2000, 2010


Athletics at Amherst, Special Committee on Place of
2002


Architectural Review Committee (see also: unrestricted committee records)
1998-2001


Biohazards Committee, Amherst College
1998-2001


Black Interim Planning Committee. Five College Bridge Program: A Proposal
1970 Mar 16


Campus Center Committee on Campus Life
1973, 1984


Campus Life, Ad Hoc Trustee Committee on. Student opinion on fraternities and alternatives to fraternities.
1983 Dec 1


Campus Life, Ad Hoc Committee on: Interim Report
1984 Jan


Campus Life, Ad Hoc Trustee Committee on: Interim Report
1985 Jan


Campus Life, Ad Hoc Trustee Committee on: Final Report
1984 Feb. 21


Campus Life, Ad Hoc Committee on: Background Materials.
1983


Campus Life. "The Place of Fraternities at Amherst College"
1983 Feb. 16


Campus Life, Ad Hoc Trustee Committee on
1983 Dec


Career Guidance reports from the Dean
1972-1976


Chapel Sub-Committee, Discontinuing Chapel Service
1949


Coeducation, Select Committee on
1972


Note:
Coeducation, Ad Hoc Committee on: Five College Contract
1974


Note:
College Church, Committee on - Report to the Faculty
1927


College Council
1968 Fall


College Council (3 folders)
1968 Spring


College Council Report on Activities by John Halsted
1975-1976


College Council - Grievance Procedures for Students
1975-1977


College Council - Letters Regarding Judicial Procedures
1979-1987


College Council
1984


Committee of Six (Professor Brown's Minutes)
1943-1945


College for Men and Women, Ad Hoc Group on a
1975-1976


Note:
College for Men and Women, Ad Hoc Group on
1975


Note:
Compensation, Faculty AAUP Report, Standing Committee on
1982


Compensation, Committee on
1971


Computer Committee, Faculty Review of Computer Facilities
1966, 1971


Computer Committee
1976-1980


Conditions of Work for Faculty Women at Amherst, Ad Hoc Committee to Study the
1984


Cooperation, Committee on: Report of, to 5 College Presidents
1956


Creative Arts, Special Committee on the
1969


Cross Chair, Search Commitee on
1980-1981


Curriculum Committee
1937-1938


Curriculum Committee
1941


Curriculum Committee. A Report on the Curriculum of Amherst College
1963-1964


Curriculum Review Committee (2 folders)
1959


Curriculum, Select Committee on the: Halsted-Aitken Proposal
1976


Curriculum, Select Committee on the (5 folders)
1977 Feb


Curriculum Committee Reports
1950


Development Committee
1967 Jan


Dormitory Master Plan Committee (floor plans included)
2000


Doshisha- Amherst Committee, Correspondence
1958-1961


Eating and Housing Committee
1933-1938


Educational Policy, Committee on (Prof. William Havighurst copy)
1952-1953


Educational Policy- Ad Hoc Committee on Teacher Certification
1997


Education Policy, Committee on
1993


Education Policy, Committee on- ILS: Interim Report
1981 Jan 13


Education Policy, Committee on- ILS: Proposed Clarification and Revisions
1980s


Education Policy, Committee on: Report on the Curriculum of Amherst
1963-1964


Education Policy, Committee on: Minutes
1959-2002


Educational Policy, Committee on. Report to the faculty of Amherst College
2007


Educational Policy, Committee on. Report on the academic calendar of the College
n.d.


Educational Policy, Sub-Committee to Study Student Life
1965


Educational Policy, Committee on. Reports on Coeducation and Size (1974) and Student Life (n.d.)
1974, n.d.


Education Policy, Committee on- Letter re: Anthropology and Sociology
1960


Endowment, Committee on - "A Program to Aid Your Beneficiaries and Amherst College"
1955


Note:

See also: Alumni biographical file of W. S. Orr (AC 1912) and General Files - Endowment - Publications

Enrollment "Hypothetical Enrollment and Staffing Projects"
1973-1974


Entertainment Committee - "An Examination of Entertainment at Amherst College"
[1970s]


Examining Committee
1832


Examinations, Committee on. N.W. Fiske report
[ca. 1820s-1840s]


Examinations, Oral, Committee on. Report to Trustees
1861 July


Expository Writing, Ad Hoc Committee on the State of
1993


Facilities Planning Committee Report 1993 (includes floor plan)
1993


Faculty Housing Committee
1969-1972


Faculty Procedures Concerning Reappointment and Tenure, Ad Hoc Committee to Evaluate
1998


Field House, Committee on the New
1966


Field Study Committee, Notice to Potential Advisors
1974-1975


Finance Committee
1875


First Year, Ad Hoc Committee to Study the
1977


Fraternities (reopening), Study by the Committee on Post War, Amherst College (2 folders)
1944


Fraternities
1957


Fraternities
1960


Fraternities, Fraternity Report
1970


Fraternities
1936-65


Fraternity Business Management, Report of Committee on
1936


Fraternities at Amherst College, Report of Committee to Restudy
1957-1965


Fraternity Rushing
1948


Fund Raising Potential, Committee to Advise the President on
1961


Future Size of the College, Committee on the (2 folders)
1957-1958


Governance, Summer Commission on
1969


Guidance and Counseling, Committee on. "The Class of 1959 at Amherst College: A Preliminary Report"
1960


Guidance and Counseling Committee. Report to the Committee of Six
[1960s?]


History - Workshops, Committee on the Study of
1966


Honorary Degrees, Report of Committee Awarding of
1958


Honors Work, Report
1934 March


House Management Committee (Fraternities)
1959


Housing Committee
1997


Independent Study Committee
1965-1975


Note:

See also: Independent Study, Committee on. Records, 1970-1971

Institutional Flexibility, Amherst College: A Program for
n.d


Instruction Committee of the Board of Trustees
1898-1901


Interdisciplinary Studies, Committee on
1983


Joint Faculty Junior Appointment Program for Five Colleges. Evaluation report
1976


Judicial Board, Report on Cheating
1974


Lecture Committee. Correspondence, announcements, reviews, etc. (multiple folders)
1951-1958


Lectures, Prospective
1956-1958


Lecture Committee, Faculty
1956-1957


Lecture Committee Correspondence
1957-1958


Liberal Arts Committee
1949


Library Committee
1962, 1969


Librarians at Amherst, Status for
1972-1975


Library Expansion Committee
1991 Feb. 27


Librarian Expansion Committee, Supporting Documents
1991


Long Range Planning
1970


Long Range Planning, President's Advisory Committee on
1970-1971


Long Range Planning, President's Advisory Committee on - Task Force reports
1971 Jan-Apr


Long Range Planning, President's Advisory Committee on - Task Force on Admission and Financial Aid
1971 Mar


Long Range Planning, President's Advisory Committee on - Interim Reports
1971 Apr


Long Range Planning, President's Advisory Committee on - Final Report
1971 May


Panel Commentaries, Alumni Advisory Panel commentaries
1971


Long Range Planning Committee - report
1980-1982


Long Range Planning Committee - "Asking for More"
1982 May


Long Range Planning Committee - Task Force on Amherst College Cooperation Exchange Programs. Final Report
1971


Long Range Planning Committee - Task Force on Admission and Financial Aid, Final Report
1971


Long Range Planning Committee - Task Force on College Size and Coeducation
1971


Long Range Planning Committee - Task Force on Curriculum and Faculty Final Report
1971


Long Range Planning Committee - Task Force on Experiential Education
1971


Long Range Planning Committee - Task Force on Nature Studies
1971


Long Range Planning Committee - Task Force on Special Education
1971


Long Range Planning Committee - Task Force on Student Life and Physical Facilities
1971


Long Range Policy- Faculty Committee on,
1945


MacMeekin-Cardigan-Boyden Committee Report [on Women Visitation Policies at Fraternities]
1935


Mead Art Museum Advisory Committee
1993


Needs of the College, Committee to Advise the President about the
1961


Physical Education and Athletics, Committee on
1972-1974


Priorities Planning, Official Report Booklets
1993 Mar


Priorities and Resources, Committee on. Reports and memos
1970-1978


Priorities and Resources, Committee on. Faculty Salaries and Compensation
1990-2000


Priorities and Resources, Committee on: Minutes (3 folders)
1970-1972


Priorities and Resources, Committee on: Reports
1971, 1978


"Problems of Inquiry" Committee - Report on the Feasibility of Offering "Problem of Inquiry" Courses in the Natural Sciences
1964


Priorities and Resources, Committee on. Minutes
2002 Sep 22


Prudential Committee of Amherst College. Meeting records
1835-1864


Reaccreditation Steering Committee - NEASC Report Draft
2007 Nov 15


Renaming Former Fraternity Houses
1984


Note:

See also: Renaming Committee (unrestricted)

Residential Names Committee
1984


Safety Committee
1972-1973


Solomon Amendment and Financial Aid, Faculty Ad Hoc Committee on
1983 Sep 29


Student Center Committee
1973


Student Life, Ad Hoc Committee on
1964-1966


Student Life, Advisory Committee on
1983


Student Residential and Social Life
1985


Tenure Committees, Separate, Ad Hoc Committee to Study the Advisability of Establishing
1986


Title IX Self Evaluation Report
1976


Transportation, Public, Committee on
1974


Women Employees, Committee on (3 folders)
1971-1982


Women's Studies, Committee on
1986



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