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Amherst College Early History Collection, 1815-1891 (Bulk: 1815-1849)
5.5 Linear feet (5 archives boxes, 2 half archives boxes, 1 oversize flat box, 2 bound volumes)
Collection number: MA.00055

Abstract:
Printed material, legal documents, financial records, correspondence and other papers documenting the history of Amherst Academy, the Charity Fund, and the inception and founding of Amherst College. Includes early circulars and catalogues of both Amherst College Academy and Amherst College, as well as material relating to several 19th century trustees.

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Historical Note

Before Amherst College received its charter from the Massachusetts State Legislature on February 18, 1825, it had been conceived out of the previously existing Amherst Academy, which opened in 1814 and received a Massachusetts charter in 1816. The role of the Academy in the inception of Amherst College is unambiguously described as follows by Frederick Tuckerman on page 27 of his definitive history, Amherst Academy, 1814-1861 (1929):

"The founders of Amherst Academy were also the founders of Amherst College. The College owes its origin to the pious zeal of certain members of the Board of Trustees of the Academy, and the records of the Academy were the records of the College during the first four years of its existence, or until the granting of the charter in 1825."

As the quotation indicates, the records of Amherst Academy begin earlier than Amherst College and extend beyond the date of the granting of its charter. Their placement, near but not of, what follows is indicative of the somewhat non-linear relationship between the two.

Amherst Academy opened December 6, 1814, and was incorporated February 13, 1816, to provide education for children of both sexes at a level preparatory for collegiate instruction. Students who attended Amherst Academy include Mary Lyon (founder of Mount Holyoke College), Emily Dickinson and Helen Hunt Jackson. Amherst Academy closed in 1861, and the site was sold to the town of Amherst, which erected the Amity Street public school on it.

The founding of Amherst College arose neither from the visionary leadership of one or two wealthy benefactors, nor from any real encouragement from the state. Rather, it was very much a communal enterprise based on local citizens' enthusiasm for education. At the annual meeting of the trustees of Amherst Academy in November 1817, Colonel Rufus Graves presented a plan for a charitable foundation in the Academy to give free instruction to "indigent young men of promising talents and hopeful piety, who shall manifest a desire to obtain a liberal education with the sole view to the Christian ministry." The following year, Graves proposed a much more ambitious plan for a college, beginning with "the raising and managing of a permanent charitable fund as the basis of a Classical institution for the education of indigent young men of piety and talents for the Christian ministry." This was the origin of the Charity Fund, the endowment that was essentially the foundation of Amherst College. $50,000 was to be raised by subscription. Monetary contributions both large and small were received from the citizens of Amherst and the surrounding towns. As a site for the new college, a ten-acre plot of land was transferred to the Trustees by Colonel Elijah Dickinson, an Amherst selectman and member of First Church, in a deed dated May 15, 1818. On this land, which became the nucleus for the future land acquisition for the campus, the cornerstone of the college's first building (now known as South College) was laid on August 9, 1820.

On May 8, 1821, the trustees of Amherst Academy elected Rev. Zephaniah Swift Moore, then president of Williams College, as president of the "Collegiate Charity Institution" (as the incipient college was known) and appointed him professor of theology and moral philosophy. By the summer of 1821 the new college was forming a faculty and preparing to admit students to any of four classes. Inauguration of for the new president took place on September 18, 1821 in the First Parish Meeting House. Forty-seven students matriculated into four separate classes in that first term, including fifteen former Williams College students who were loyal to Zephaniah Swift Moore and followed him from Williamstown.

For the first few years of its operation, the institution was known as "The Collegiate Institution, Amherst, Mass." The catalogue of October 1825 first bore the name "Amherst College" - named not after Lord Jeffery Amherst but after the academy from which it originated and the town in which it was located.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Printed material, legal documents, financial records, correspondence and other papers documenting the history of Amherst Academy, the Charity Fund, and the resulting inception and founding of Amherst College as an institution for the education of "indigent young men of promising talents and hopeful piety." The collection brings together from disparate sources the early founding documents of the College from its inception in 1817 to its securing of a Massachusetts charter in 1825 through to its gradual institutional stability in the latter 19th century. Printed material includes early circulars and catalogues of both Amherst College Academy and Amherst College. Materials relating to several 19th century trustees of the College are also included.

The Early History Collection was compiled from surviving records in a variety of locations, including the records of Amherst Academy as well as from Memorabilia volumes assembled by Edward Hitchcock, president of Amherst College, 1845-1849. Because the history of Amherst College is tied so closely to that of Amherst Academy, materials related to Amherst Academy are included in Section 1 of the Collection. Sections 2-4 document the inception and early period of Amherst College.


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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
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Related Material

Amherst College Memorabilia volumes: miscellaneous bound pamphlets, sermons, circulars, etc.

"The Cradle of Amherst College." Amherst Graduates' Quarterly, XIX, no. 3 (May 1930): 151-156.

Fuess, Claude Moore. Amherst: The Story of a New England College. Boston: Little, Brown, 1935.

Tuckerman, Frederick. Amherst Academy: A New England School Of The Past, 1814-1861. Amherst: Printed for the trustees, 1929.

Tyler, William S. A History of Amherst College during its first half century, 1821-1871. Springfield, Mass.: C. W. Bryan, 1873.

Tyler, William S. A History Of Amherst College During the Administrations of its First Five Presidents from 1821 to 1891. New York: Frederick H. Hitchcock, 1895.

Other Finding Aids

Amherst Academy Business and Financial Records

Amherst College Early History Manuscripts and Pamphlets Collection

Alfred Ely (1778-1866) Correspondence

Joseph Vaill Papers

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Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Contents List
Series 1: AMHERST ACADEMY
(bulk 1815-1894)


Series 1, AMHERST ACADEMY, includes printed material (including circulars and catalogues), legal documents, financial records, notebooks, and miscellaneous records. Notebooks include Noah Webster's notes for the history of Amherst Academy and Amherst College, and records of two student organizations, the Franklin Society and the Platonic Society.

General: photograph, stereograph, manuscripts, newsclippings


Box 1: folder 1
General: newsclippings, typed transcripts of correspondence, photograph


Box 1: folder 1a
Lucius Boltwood transcript of Noah Webster's notes on the history of Amherst Academy/Amherst College. Ms. notebook.


Box 1: folder 2
Photocopy of Lucius Boltwood transcript of Noah Webster's notes on the history of Amherst Academy/Amherst College. Original manuscript in Box 1, Folder 2


Box OS-1: folder 1
Hitchcock memorabilia volume: original covers, disbound


Box 1: folder 3
General

The Hitchcock memorabilia volume was disbound and the contents of the volume have been disbursed into Box 1, folders 5-13.

Hitchcock memorabilia volume: original notes, table of contents


Box 1: folder 4
General

The Hitchcock memorabilia volume was disbound and the contents of the volume have been disbursed into Box 1, folders 5-13.

Circulars
1827, 1832

Box 1: folder 5
Laws
1827

Box 1: folder 6
Financial records ledger
1837-1894

Box 1: folder 7
Exhibition programs
1817-1849

Box 1: folder 8
Catalogue broadsides
1816-1818, 1821-1825

Box OS-1: folder 8
Catalogues
1826-1839

Box 1: folder 9
Catalogues
1840-1858

Box 1: folder 10
Amherst Academy student organization: D.L.V. Society correspondence
1831 Jul 6

Box 1: folder 11
Amherst Academy student organization: Franklin Society 1833-1835 minutes and 1827 Feb exhibition program


Box 1: folder 12
Record and minutes ledger of the Amherst Academy
1815-1981

Vol. 1
Amherst Academy student organization: Platonic Society 1834-1836 minutes and 1827 Feb exhibition program


Box 1: folder 13
Sub-series A: Deeds of land relating to Amherst Academy



Deed of land: Belchertown from Phineas Strong
1821 Aug 5

Box 6: folder 14
Deed of land: Belchertown from Experience Porter
1821 Aug 6

Box 6: folder 15
Deed of land: Belchertown from Dudley Phelps
1821 Oct 29

Box 6: folder 16
Deed of land: Amherst from Elijah Boltwood
1821 Oct 22

Box 6: folder 17
Deed of land: Amherst from Joel Smith
1821 Nov 7

Box 6: folder 18
Deed of land: Amherst from David Parsons
1821 Nov 12

Box 6: folder 19
Deed of land: Washington City, Maine from Rufus Cowls
1824 Oct 6

Box 6: folder 20
Deed of land: Craftsbury, Vermont from William F. Sellon
1824 Oct 9

Box 6: folder 21
Miscellaneous deeds, documents, and correspondence
1821-1847

Box 6: folder 22
Restrictions on use:

Due to the fragility of these materials, this folder is restricted for preservation purposes.

Series 2: INCEPTION AND FOUNDING OF AMHERST COLLEGE
1818-1891 (bulk 1818-1825)


Series 2, INCEPTION AND FOUNDING OF AMHERST COLLEGE, theoretically ends with the granting of the Charter in 1825. This section is subdivided into five series:

  1. Sub-series A: General Files, 1818-1824
  2. Sub-series B: Charity Fund, 1818-1908
  3. Sub-series C: Amherst Collegiate Institution/A Charter for Amherst College, 1823-1825
  4. Sub-series D: The Charter, 1825-1891
  5. Sub-series E: Newspaper articles relating to the founding of Amherst College

Notes in this finding aid explain further the details of the arrangement, and the decision to include materials later than 1825, where appropriate. Those Amherst Academy records, principally from 1823-1825, that relate most directly to the efforts of its Trustees to obtain a charter for "a college in Amherst, Massachusetts" (as yet not named), have been collected in Series C, under the heading "Amherst Collegiate Institution." It is a somewhat arbitrary decision, since other names occasionally surface, but this appears to be most commonly used to refer to the institution as it evolved from an "academic department" within Amherst Academy but separate from it, to that which was chartered by the Massachusetts State Legislature as Amherst College on Feb. 18, 1825.

The inception/founding period may be considered to end with the granting of the charter in 1825; nevertheless, Section 2 also includes later materials, e.g. records relating to the Charity Fund that extend past the charter date. Like Amherst Academy, the Charity Fund does not have a linear relationship to the founding of Amherst College, but is synchronous with it and an essential part of it, since it secured the new undertaking financially and provided its supporters with a solid rebuttal against arguments that the new college would become a drain on the financial resources of the state.

The original College charter, as issued, with editions containing subsequent legislation, has been established as Series D of Section 2.

Some volumes of the Memorabilia Collection were disbound to integrate relevant materials into this collection. The bindings, etc. of those volumes are located in Series 5: UNBOUND BOOK COVERS AND PHOTOCOPIES

Sub-series A: General



General and miscellaneous information


Box 2: folder 1
"Proceedings of a convention in Amherst" pamphlet
1818 Sep 28

Box 2: folder 2
Photocopy of a mailing addressed to clergymen re: establishment of a charitable institution
1818 Sep 11

Box 2: folder 2a
Moore, Zephaniah Swift and Samuel F. Dickinson correspondence to Justin Ely re: patronage and aid for the Collegiate Institution
1822 Jan 30

Box 2: folder 3
Address and sermon delivered at the laying of the corner stone of the Charity Institution in Amherst
1820 Aug 9

Box 2: folder 4
Photocopies of Address and sermon delivered at the laying of the corner stove of the Charity Institution in Amherst


Box 2: folder 4a
Pleas and opposition to establishment of Amherst College, (Williams Controversy)
1818-1824

Box 2: folder 5
Opposition pamphlet: "Remarks on the Amherst Collegiate Charity Institution"
circa 1822-1823

Box 2: folder 6
First catalogue broadside of the Collegiate Institution and 3 reproductions printed as supplements to The Amherst Student
1822 Mar

Box OS-1: folder 9
Guaranty bond signed by nine citizens of Amherst, "the Bond which saved Amherst College from an untimely birth"
1822 July 6

Box OS-1: folder 10
General

See History of Amherst College during its first half century, 1821-1871 by Tyler, W. S. page 654 for more information.

Sub-series B: Charity Fund



Bound pamphlets re: Charity Fund and the founding of Amherst College
1818-1881

Box 2: folder 7
Charity Fund Constitution and Bylaws
1818-1822

Box 2: folder 8
Charity Fund Constitution and Bylaws with Appendix and Index
1881

Box 2: folder 9
Charity Fund Constitution and Bylaws with Historical Appendix
1908

Box 2: folder 10
Oath of Rufus Graves to be "Financier" of the Charity Fund
1819 July 9

Box 2: folder 11
Minutes of the Charity Fund Board of Overseers
1822-1871

Box 2: folder 12
Charity Fund register
circa 1821-1840

Vol. 2

1. Historical overview of the establishment of the Fund. 2. Constitution and System of by laws (1818 May 25). 3. Schedule of names of subscribers, their residences and sums pledged. 4. "State of the Original Fund," alphabetical register of subscribers. 5. "Property of the Fund secured by real estate with inerest to be paid annually." 6. "List of bonds, notes and other securities given as substitutes for a subscription and bond of $15,000 ... by David Parsons and others, as part of the $50,000 fund of the Collegiate Institution..." 7. "List of Notes, Bonds, etc. Belonging to the Charity Fund of Amherst College." 8. "Property in Real Estate, Aug. 23, 1833." 9. "Charity Fund of Amherst College, August 24, 1840."

Bound financial and other records collected by John Leland, Agent and Treasurer of Amherst College
1821-1835

Box 3: folder 1
Pledges, subscriptions, receipts, etc.
1818-1848

Box 3: folder 2
Four subscription notebooks
1822-1845

Box 3: folder 3
Subscription leaflets
1822

Box 3: folder 4
"Memoranda relating to Charity Fund Beneficiaries," Classes of 1836-1878, bound notebook
1836-1878

Box 3: folder 5
Correspondence re: Charity Fund
1839-1903

Box 3: folder 6
Sub-series C: Amherst Collegiate Institution/Amherst College Charter
1823-1825


"To the Public..." pamphlet (Explanation of the funding of Amherst Collegiate Institution, and its separate identity from Amherst Academy)
1823 Mar 1

Box 3: folder 7
"A Petition..." pamphlet relating to request for charter for Amherst College. 4 copies
1824 Jan

Box 3: folder 8
"Comments on the Memorial from Williams College" and "Eleven Reasons for believing that Amherst College will be incorporated" pamphlet by Zephaniah Swift Moore
1824 Jan 12, 1824 Jan 15

Box 3: folder 9
Report in favor of incorporating Amherst College, pamphlet published by "American Statesman" 2 copies
1824 Jan 21

Box 3: folder 10
"Report on the petitions for the incorporation of Amherst College" by the Joint Committee, pamphlet
1824 Mar 12

Box 3: folder 11
"The Previous Notice" pamphlet re: Amherst Collegiate Institution. 2 copies
1824 Mar 12, 1824 Jun 2

Box 3: folder 12
Amherst Collegiate Institution pamphlet, containing a list of trustees, faculty, buildings, funds, legacies, etc. 2 copies
1824 May 31

Box 3: folder 13
Remarks of Hon. Daniel Davis on the subject of giving a charter to Amherst College, pamphlet published by "American Statesman"
1824 Jun 1

Box 3: folder 14
"A statement of the affairs of the Amherst Institution..." pamphlet, 4 copies
1824 Dec

Box 3: folder 15
"Hon. George Grennell and Amherst College" pamphlet
1824 Dec 20

Box 3: folder 16
"Report of the committee appointed to inquire into facts relative to the Amherst Collegiate Institution" pamphlet by [Joseph E. Sprague]. (Includes suggestion for resolution of the Amherst-Williams controversy), 9 copies
1825 Jan 8

Box 3: folder 17
"Petition of the Founders and Proprietors" of the Amherst Institution requesting charter status, pamphlet. 14 copies
1825 Jan 17

Box 4: folder 1
"Amherst Question, Speech of Col. John W. Lincoln..." on opposition to granting charter to the Trustees of Amherst Academy to act on behalf of a new college, broadside
1825 Jan 18

Box 4: folder 2
"Observations on the Amherst Question...during debate" pamphlet in favor of granting charter to petitioners during the debate
1825 Feb

Box 4: folder 3
Authorization of the Trustees of Amherst Academy by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to "establish and maintain a classical or Collegiate institution, 3 copies
1825 April 13

Box OS-1: folder 11
Sub-series D: The Charter



"An Act to establish a College in the town of Amherst" and proposed charter, pamphlet
1825

Box 4: folder 4
Photocopy and transcription of original charter
1825 Feb 18

Box 4: folder 4a
Charter of Amherst College, 1930 edition. 2 copies.


Box 4: folder 5
Charter of Amherst College with subsequent legislation, 1935 edition. 2 copies.


Box 4: folder 6
Charter of Amherst College with subsequent legislation, 1945 edition


Box 4: folder 7
Charter of Amherst College with subsequent legislation, 1957 edition. 2 copies.


Box 4: folder 8
Charter of Amherst College with subsequent legislation, 1972 edition. 2 copies.


Box 4: folder 9
Charter of Amherst College with subsequent legislation, 1991 edition. 8 presentation copies.


Box 4: folder 10
Sub-series E: Newspaper articles relating to the founding of Amherst College



Franklin Herald and Public Advertiser
1823 Mar 18

Box OS-1: folder 2
Hampden Patriot
1824 Feb 25

Box OS-1: folder 2
The Essex Register
1824 Feb 16

Box OS-1: folder 2
Boston Weekly Messenger
1825 Mar 17

Box OS-1: folder 3
New England Galaxy
1825 Feb 11

Box OS-1: folder 3
Massachusetts Yeoman
1825 Mar 2

Box OS-1: folder 3
New England Palladium and Commercial Advertiser
1825 Feb 11, 1825 Apr 19

Box OS-1: folder 4
Rhode Island American


Box OS-1: folder 4
Hampshire Gazette
1824 Mar 16, 1824 Mar 30, 1824 Apr 7, 1824 Aug 24, 1824 Aug 31, 1824 Sep 7, 1824 Sep 21, 1824 Sep 28

Box OS-1: folder 5
Columbian Centinel
1823 Jan 11, 1823 Jul 4, 1824 Mar 6, 1824 Mar 19

Box OS-1: folder 6
Boston Recorder and Telegraph
1827 May 25

Box OS-1: folder 7
"The Previous Notice" statement
1824 Mar 12

Box OS-1: folder 7
Pages from unidentified newspapers
1824 Jul 1, 1825 Feb 3

Box OS-1: folder 7
Amherst Extra Express
1858 May 21

Box OS-1: folder 12
Series 3: AFTER THE CHARTER
1825-1849


Series 3, AFTER THE CHARTER, follows the development of the College through 1849 and is particularly rich in materials relating to the appeals for funds, both public and private, required to establish a firm financial footing for the new institution.

"The substance of two reports of the Faculty of Amherst College to the Board of Trustees..." 1826 Aug 22 and 1826 Dec 5. 3 copies
1827

Box 5: folder 1
Facsimile reprint of "The substance of two reports of the Faculty of Amherst College..." 2 copies
1948

Box 5: folder 1a
"Outline of the system of instruction recently adopted in the College at Amherst, Mass" pamphlet. 2 copies
1827

Box 5: folder 2
Salem Literary & Commercial Observer with article about Amherst College charter
1827 Jan 13

Box 5: folder 3
"Documents relating to Amherst College", including "Resolve of the General Court on the petition of the Trustees of Amherst College" 2 copies
[1832]

Box 5: folder 4
"House No.13," request for aid from the General Court
1831

Box 5: folder 5
"Senate No.17," request for aid from the General Court
[1831 Jan 12]

Box 5: folder 6
Bliss, George of Springfield to Chairman re: grant to Amherst College, with transcript
[1832 Feb]

Box 6: folder 1
"Amherst College" pamphlet requesting financial aid, with reference to George Bliss letter (Box 6, folder 1) 11 copies
[1832]

Box 5: folder 7
"Amherst College" pamphlet requesting financial aid, with "last resort" appeal. 6 copies
[1832 Mar]

Box 5: folder 8
Amherst College alumni resolution to aid with College fundraising
1832 Apr 11

Box 5: folder 9
"Senate No.37," report of the petition of the Trustees of Amherst College" 2 copies
1837 Jan

Box 5: folder 10
"House No.45, report of the petition of the Trustees of Amherst College" 3 copies
1838 Mar

Box 5: folder 11
"Senate No.27, report on the petition of Amherst College" 4 copies
1839 Feb

Box 5: folder 12
Fund-raising circular published by Trustees of Amherst College with correspondence from John Frisbie
1839 Oct

Box 5: folder 13
Fund-raising circular published by Trustees of Amherst College. 2 copies, one with correspondence and photocopy
1841 Oct

Box 5: folder 14
"House No.105," appeal for public funds for Amherst College and response. 3 copies
1847 Mar 13

Box 5: folder 15
"Tri-Weekly Post" Springfield, Mass. Article re: Amherst College fund-raising
1847 Apr 6

Box 5: folder 16
Fowler, William C., "Causes of the Growth and Decline of Amherst College", 3 copies. One copy accompanied by quotation from W.S. Tyler's "History of Amherst College", questioning the accuracy of Fowler's remarks
[1846]

Box 5: folder 17
"Remarks at a hearing before the Joint Committee of Education, in aid of the memorial of the colleges"
1848 Feb 1

Box 5: folder 18
Letter by Edward Hitchcock related to the memorial appeal for funds
1848 Jan 6

Box 5: folder 19
"House No.112," report on memorial appeal for funds for Harvard, Williams, Amherst
1848 Mar

Box 5: folder 20
"Addresses at the dedication of the new Cabinet and Observatory of Amherst College, June 28, 1848, by Hon. William B. Calhoun and others," 2 copies
1848

Box 5: folder 21
"Speech in support of the memorial of Harvard, Williams, and Amherst Colleges, delivered before the Joint COmmittee on Education, in the hall of the House of Representatives, Boston, on the 7th of February, 1849 by Edward Everett," 3 copies
1849

Box 5: folder 22
"House No.92," report on memorial appeal for funds
1849 Mar

Box 5: folder 23
Series 4: 19th CENTURY TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE
1818-1876


Section 4, 19TH CENTURY TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE: For the purposes of this category of "Early History," 19th century trustees of the College are defined as those whose terms begin and end in the 19th century. See also: Non-Alumni Biographical Files, Alfred Ely (1778-1866) Correspondence, Joseph Vaill Papers.

Edwards, Bela B. (Trustee 1848-1852) letter to President Hitchcock re: new library building, funding
1851 Aug 8

Box 6: folder 2
Edwards, Bela B. (Trustee 1848-1852) letter to President Hitchcock re: aesthetics of new library building
1851 Sep 22

Box 6: folder 3
Fowler, James (Trustee 1826-1838) "Certificate of Trusteeship"
1826 Feb 9

Box 6: folder 4
Hardy, Alpheus (Trustee 1855-1877) and Henry Edwards to unknown recipient re: fundraising for Science Department
1863 Jun 1

Box 6: folder 5
Perkins, Jonathan Cogswell (Trustee 1850-1877) letter to unknown recipient re: site for new library
1851 Dec 17

Box 6: folder 6
Porter, Experience (Trustee 1821-1825) letter of recommendation for Henry Augustus Bridgman
1818 Dec 5

Box 6: folder 7
Strong, Lewis (Trustee 1825-1833) letter to George Bliss, with transciption
1832 Feb 9

Box 6: folder 8
Incoming and outgoing Trustees correspondence
1838-1876

Box 6: folder 9
Vaill, Joseph (Trustee 1821-1869) reports as General Agent of the College
1842-1844

Box 6: folder 10
Vaill, Joseph (Trustee 1821-1869) plan for the organization of the faculty
undated

Box 6: folder 11
Vail, Joseph (Trustee 1821-1869) reports to the Trustees
1848, undated

Box 6: folder 12
Vaill, Joseph (Trustee 1821-1869) fundraising appeals and memoranda about donors
1841-1844

Box 6: folder 13
Series 5: UNBOUND BOOK COVERS AND PHOTOCOPIES



Four unbound book covers


Box 7
Photocopies of newsclippings


Box 7: folder 1
Photocopies relating to the founding of Amherst College


Box 7: folder 2
Photocopies of newspaper clippings from Series 2, Sub-series E: Newspaper articles relating to the founding of Amherst College


Box 7: folder 3
Photocopy of list of 19th C. trustees from Amherst College Biographical Record, 1973


Box 7: folder 4

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