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Amherst College Weather Station Records, 1835-1924, 1948-
1 archives box, 1 half archives box, 7 volumes (3 linear ft.)
Collection number: MA.00003

Abstract:
Climatological data recorded by Professor Ebenezer Strong Snell (Class of 1822) and his daughter Sabra Snell from 1835 to 1902; observations recorded by the Hatch Experimental Station at the Massachusetts Agricultural College from 1891 to 1924; and by Dr. Philip Ives (Class of 1932) from 1984 to date.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Amherst College Weather Station Records for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Amherst College Weather Station Records for research use 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

The Amherst College Weather Records contain the climatological data recorded by Professor Ebenezer Strong Snell (Class of 1822) and his daughter Sabra Snell from 1835 to 1902; observations recorded by the Hatch Experimental Station at the Massachusetts Agricultural College from 1891 to 1924; and by Dr. Philip Ives (Class of 1932) from 1984 to date.

Professor Snell's original ledgers contain his weather observations noted at least twice daily in the morning and the afternoon. These are among the earliest on record for Massachusetts. After Snell's death in 1876, the work was carried on by his daughter until 1902. The observations from the Massachusetts Agricultural College cover from 1891 to 1924. In October 1948, Dr. Philip Ives began to collect climatological data at the college weather station. This continues to date.


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

There is no restriction on access to the Amherst College Weather Station Records for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Amherst College Weather Station Records for research use 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 Weather Station Records [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

The meteorological journals kept by Professor Snell seem to have been given to the College by Members of the Snell family. In the fall of 1989, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst transferred their weather observations from 1891 to 1924 to the Amherst College Archives. Dr. Ives deposits his climatological data annually.

Processing Information
Processed: 1985
By: Daria D'Arienzo


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 Material

"Preface to the Amherst, Massachusetts, Weather Records," by Philip T. Ives, in Series 3