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Amherst College Women Records, 1912-1976
3 archives boxes + 1 album (1.75 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Organizational, membership and financial records, spanning the history of the organization from 1906 to 1976. Include constitutions, meeting minutes, and annual membership lists, as well as newspaper clippings, correspondence, expense records and memorabilia.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Amherst College Women Records for research use. 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 Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Biographical Note

Amherst College Women was founded in 1906 as the "Ladies of Amherst College." It was an auxiliary service and social organization for wives and daughters of Amherst College faculty members. In 1972 it changed its name to "Amherst College Women" and reached out more broadly to invite all women connected to the College to become members. Amherst College Women seems to have become inactive after 1976.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Organizational, membership and financial records of Amherst College Women, a women's service and social organization known for most of its existence as the "Ladies of Amherst College," spanning the history of the organization from its founding in 1906 until roughly 1976. The records include constitutions, meeting minutes, and annual membership lists. Also included among the records are newspaper clippings, correspondence, expense records and memorabilia. Finally, the collection also includes a photograph album of portraits of various wives of faculty and administrators.

The records are organized roughly in chronological order. Folders after 1943 labeled "Miscellaneous" consist of various document types such as clippings, flyers, announcements, financial records and minutes.


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

There is no restriction on access to the Amherst College Women Records for research use. 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 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 Women (Ladies of Amherst College) Records [Box #, Folder #], 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.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Program of meetings (yearly)
1912-1948

Box 1: folder 1
Newspaper clippings, programs, mailings
ca. 1940s-1960

Box 1: folder 2
Newspaper clippings, programs, correspondence
n.d.

Box 1: folder 3
Postcards to members
1937-1949

Box 1: folder 4
Membership, expenses
1930s

Box 1: folder 5
Membership lists, constitutions, reports
n.d.

Box 1: folder 6
Ladies of Amherst College records, original constitution
1911-1931

Box 2: folder --
Ladies of Amherst College records
1919-1936

Box 2: folder --
Ladies of Amherst College Secretary's Report
1924-1933

Box 2: folder --
Ladies of Amherst College Secretary's Report
1906

Box 2: folder --
President's Records: Ladies of Amherst College
1950-1972

Box 2: folder --
President's Records Amherst College Women
1979

Box 2: folder --
ABC Children's Aid and Family Services
1968-1976

Box 3: folder 1
Activities reports
1950-1970s

Box 3: folder 2
News clippings, pamphlets, certificates
1968-1979

Box 3: folder 3
Coeducation questionnaire
1972

Box 3: folder 4
Constitution and notes on duties of Vice President
1949-1950

Box 3: folder 5
Correspondence
1973-1977

Box 3: folder 6
Financial reports and Budgets
n.d.

Box 3: folder 7
Notes by hostesses and committees
n.d.

Box 3: folder 8
President's Files
1975-1977

Box 3: folder 9
Record Books (1 of 2)
1958-1967

Box 3: folder 10
Record Books (2 of 2)
n.d.

Box 3: folder 11
Miscellaneous
1943-1944

Box 3: folder 12
Miscellaneous
1944-1945

Box 3: folder 13
Miscellaneous
1945-1946

Box 3: folder 14
Miscellaneous
1946-1947

Box 3: folder 15
Miscellaneous
1949-1950

Box 3: folder 16
Miscellaneous
1950-1951

Box 3: folder 17
Miscellaneous
1951-1952

Box 3: folder 18
Miscellaneous
1952-1953

Box 3: folder 19
Miscellaneous
1954-1955

Box 3: folder 20
Miscellaneous
1955-1956

Box 3: folder 21
Miscellaneous
1956-1957

Box 3: folder 22
Miscellaneous
1958-1959

Box 3: folder 23
Miscellaneous
1959-1960

Box 3: folder 24
Miscellaneous
1960-1961

Box 3: folder 25
Miscellaneous
1961-1962

Box 3: folder 26
Miscellaneous
1962-1963

Box 3: folder 27
Miscellaneous
1966-1967

Box 3: folder 28
Miscellaneous
1967-1968

Box 3: folder 29
Miscellaneous
1968-1969

Box 3: folder 30
Miscellaneous
1969-1970

Box 3: folder 31
Miscellaneous
1970-1972

Box 3: folder 32
Miscellaneous
1966-1973

Box 3: folder 33
Photograph album consisting of portraits of wives of Amherst College faculty and administrators
ca. 1825-1960

Box 4: folder --

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Subjects
  • Amherst College Women.
  • Amherst College--History--Sources.
  • Ladies of Amherst College.

Contributors
  • Ladies of Amherst College.


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