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Amherst College Church and Chapel Records, 1825-1968 (Bulk: bulk)
6 Linear feet 5 records boxes, 1 archives box, 1 flat box 5 record boxes, 1 archives box, 1 flat box (6 linear feet)
Collection number: MA.00252

Abstract:
Records of the Church of Christ in Amherst College and other Christian religious activity on campus, including Amherst student involvement in Zion Chapel/Hope Church, from the founding of the college to the mid-twentieth century. Includes manuscript records, correspondence, printed material, and books.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

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

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the 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.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

Biographical / Historical

The Church of Christ in Amherst College was organized March 7, 1826. It was a non-sectarian Christian congregation and the church of the College. It did acknowledge, however, strong ties to the Congregational Church. It dissolved in the 1920s. Chapel attendence at Amherst College was mandatory from the College’s beginnings until the 1960s. Other religious organizations on campus are also represented in the collection. One project of the religious community at the College was the establishment of Zion Chapel, an African-American congregation in the Town of Amherst that became known as Hope Community Church.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of records of the Church of Christ in Amherst College and other Christian religious activity on campus from the founding of the college to the mid-twentieth century. Included in the collection are records of Amherst student involvement in Zion Chapel/Hope Church, an African-American church in the town of Amherst. The collection includes manuscript records, correspondence, printed material, and books.


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

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

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the 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 Amherst College Church and Chapel Records [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library.

History of the Collection

Processing Information

Processed 2014


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. General
1826-1949


Record books



Record book, Church of Christ in Amherst College
1826-1891

Box 1: folder 1
Record book, Church of Christ in Amherst College
1891-1918

Box 1: folder 2
Membership book, Church in Amherst College
1826-1949

Box 1: folder 3
Monthly concert of prayer, record book
1829-1841

Box 1: folder 4
Contributions to benevolent objects, record book
1865-1902

Box 1: folder 5
Minutes, Committee of Amherst College Church
1891-1909

Box 1: folder 6
Minutes, Committee of Amherst College Church
1909-1936

Box 1: folder 7
Minutes, Committee on Christian [?] in Amherst College
1892-1894

Box 1: folder 8
Printed material



Manual of the Church of Christ in Amherst College
1878 Jan

Box 1: folder 9
Church of Christ in Amherst College
1901

Box 1: folder 10
Bound memorabilia - various printed materials
1870-1900

Box 1: folder 11
Articles and clippings
n.d.

Box 1: folder 12
Membership forms and correspondence



"The Covenant"
n.d.

Box 1: folder 12
Forms, Recommendation for covenant membership
n.d.

Box 1: folder 13
Membership forms
n.d.

Box 1: folder 14
Forms for dismissal and reception of members
n.d.

Box 1: folder 15
"List of persons who have joined the church since the manual of 1896"
n.d.

Box 1: folder 16
Recommendations for covenant membership
1911-1914

Box 1: folder 17
Letters of dismissal from formers churches
1901-1913

Box 1: folder 18
Requests for dismissal
1899-1913

Box 1: folder 19
Certificates of reception of former members into new churches
1891-1914

Box 1: folder 20
Financial correspondence
1902-1909

Box 1: folder 21
Chartiable work
1869-1902

Box 1: folder 22
Invitation to ecclesiastical council for Edward Fairbank
1893

Box 1: folder 23
Ecclesiastical council and installation of John E. Tuttle
1893

Box 1: folder 24
Hampshire East Association of Congregational Churches
1865-1917

Box 1: folder 25
Series 2. Programs and calendars of Religious Services
1873-1944


Bound calendars, vols. 1-3
1894-1902

Box 1: folder 26
Bound calendars, vols. 4-6
1902-1912

Box 1: folder 27
Programs and calendars
1895-1910

Box 2: folder 1
Programs and calendars
1911-1919

Box 2: folder 2
Programs and calendars
1921-1929

Box 2: folder 3
Programs and calendars
1929-1930

Box 2: folder 4
Programs and calendars
1930-1931

Box 2: folder 5
Programs and calendars
1931-1932

Box 2: folder 6
Programs and calendars
1932-1933

Box 2: folder 7
Programs and calendars
1933-1934

Box 2: folder 8
Programs and calendars
1934-1935

Box 2: folder 9
Programs and calendars
1935-1936

Box 2: folder 10
Programs and calendars
1936-1937

Box 2: folder 11
Programs and calendars
1937-1938

Box 2: folder 12
Programs and calendars
1938-1939

Box 2: folder 13
Programs and calendars
1939-1940

Box 2: folder 14
Programs and calendars
1940-1941

Box 2: folder 15
Programs and calendars
1941-1942

Box 2: folder 16
Programs and calendars
1942-1943

Box 2: folder 17
Programs and calendars
1943-1944

Box 2: folder 18
Programs
n.d.

Box 2: folder 19
Praise service programs
1889-1899, n.d.

Box 2: folder 20
Topics for prayer meetings
1873-1891

Box 2: folder 21
Topics for prayer meetings
1892-1909

Box 2: folder 22
Series 3. Attendance Records
1825-1968


Prayer Bills, bound (attendance forms, mostly blank)
1825-1900

Box OS1: folder 2
Attendance record book
1885 Apr-Jun

Box 2: folder 23
Attendance record book
1885-1886

Box 2: folder 24
Attendance record book
1886-1887

Box 2: folder 25
Attendance record book
1887-1888

Box 3: folder 1
Attendance record book
1888-1889

Box 3: folder 2
Attendance record book
1889-1890

Box 3: folder 3
Attendance record book
1890-1891

Box 3: folder 4
Attendance record book
1891-1892

Box 3: folder 5
Attendance record book
1892-1893

Box 3: folder 6
Attendance record book
1893-1894

Box 3: folder 7
Attendance record book
1894-1895

Box 3: folder 8
Attendance record book
1895-1896

Box 3: folder 9
Attendance record book
1896-1897

Box 4: folder 1
Attendance record book
1897-1898

Box 4: folder 2
Attendance record book
1898-1899

Box 4: folder 3
Attendance records (Restricted until 2060)
1965-1968

Box 6
Series 4. Zion Chapel/Hope Church
1869-1907, 2013


Account book, Zion Chapel
1869-1886, 1906-1907

Box OS1: folder 1
History of Hope Church by Robert Romer
2013

Box 4: folder 4-8
Series 5. Hymn and Prayer Books


Box 5: folder 9-13 Box 4: folder 9-13

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