Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:
There are no restrictions on access to the John H. Armstrong Papers for research use.
Restrictions on use:
Requests for permission to publish material from the papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections.
Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:
[Identification of item], in John H. Armstrong Papers [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library
History of the Collection
The papers of John H. Armstrong were maintained by Catherine Armstrong and given to Amherst College in 1975. Catherine Armstrong's sister, Betty Carlson, delivered the papers to J. Alfred Guest, of the Alumni Development Office. The papers were transferred to the College Archives in 1979. Originally housed on the class shelves, the papers were processed as a separate manuscript collection in 1990.
Processing is minimal. The correspondence is arranged in a rough chronological order by year. Material in each folder is arranged and still in its original envelope. The remaining material is boxed or in folders by type (i.e. diaries or published accounts of the expeditions) and is listed in alphabetical order.