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Amherst College War Materials Collection, 1826-2006
4 records storage boxes (4 linear ft.)

Abstract:
An artificial collection consisting mainly of publications, ephemera and correspondence related to Amherst College's involvement in various United States wars, including the Civil War, Mexican War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, Korean War and the Vietnam War.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the War Materials Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items are 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
Amherst, MA

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The War Materials Collection records the involvement of Amherst College, its students, staff and alumni in the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and post-World War II conflicts such as the Korean and Vietnam wars. Documents include letters, bulletins, pamphlets, newspaper clippings and lists of alumni who served in the wars.

This collection is organized into seven series:


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

There is no restriction on access to the War Materials Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items are 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 War Materials Collection [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Processing Information

Processed in 1999. Reprocesed 2006.


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



Civil, Mexican, Spanish Wars: Memorial in Johnson Chapel
1861-1953

Box 1: folder 1
SERIES 2: CIVIL WAR



Amherst College and The Civil War
1861-1945

Box 1: folder 2
Published materials, newspaper clippings and correspondence relating to war
1830-1872

Box 1: folder 3
Correspondence from Francis A. Walker (AC 1860) to Julius H. Seelye; originals in Julius H. Seelye Papers
1861-1862

Box 1: folder 4
Newspaper clippings and sermons relating to the war. Correspondence from Elizabeth Seelye to brother, Julius Seelye; original in Julius H. Seelye Papers
1829 -1967

Box 1: folder 5
Record of soldiers and officers in the military service
1861-1865

Box 1: folder 6
Record of the Services of Graduates and Non-Graduates of Amherst College in the Union Army or Navy During the War of the Rebellion
1905

Box 1: folder 7
Roll of the Graduates and Undergraduates of Amherst College Who Served in the Army or Navy of the United States, During the War of the Rebellion
1871

Box 1: folder 8
Roll of the Graduates and Undergraduates of Amherst College Who Served in the Army or Navy of the United States, During the War of the Rebellion
1871

Box 1: folder 9




Walker, Francis A. (AC 1860)
See: Correspondence from Francis A. Walker (AC 1860)




SERIES 3: WORLD WAR I



American University Union - Publications and announcements
1917-1926

Box 1: folder 11
American University Union - Annual Reports, Correspondence
1917-1926

Box 1: folder 12
American University Union - Paris Quarters
1917-1926

Box 1: folder 13
Amherst College Alumni Council
1916-1918

Box 1: folder 14
Amherst College Alumni Council - Committee on Military Training
1916-1918

Box 1: folder 15
Amherst College Alumni Council
1916-1918

Box 1: folder 16
Amherst Ambulance Unit and other C. W. Eastman notes
1917-1919

Box 1: folder 17
Correspondence re: Amherst Flag at the University of Louvain
1929

Box 1: folder 18
Amherst in the War
1918

Box 1: folder 19
Amherst in the War
1918

Box 1: folder 20
Amherst in the War
1918

Box 1: folder 21
Amherst Memorial Volume prospectus
1926

Box 1: folder 22
"Amherst Men in the National Service," Amherst Graduates' Quarterly, Vol. 7, Bulletin No. 4
1918 Aug

Box 1: folder 23
"Amherst Men in the National Service," Amherst Graduates' Quarterly, Vol. 7, Bulletin No. 4
1918 Aug

Box 1: folder 24
Amherst men who received decorations
n.d.

Box 1: folder 25
Casualties and proposed memorial tablet for Johnson Chapel
1921-1925

Box 1: folder 26
Lafayette Escadrille Memorial (France)
1938-1942; 1975

Box 1: folder 27
Amherst men in air service
n.d.

Box 1: folder 28
Correct war abbreviations
1918

Box 1: folder 29
Correspondence and published photographs
1917

Box 1: folder 30
Fraternity war record lists
1914-1918

Box 1: folder 31
Fraternity war record lists
1917-1919

Box 1: folder 32
War Secretaries
1917

Box 1: folder 33
General
1915-1922; 1942

Box 1: folder 34
In Memoriam
1919

Box 2: folder 1
Minutes of meeting of President Meiklejohn with representatives of Fraternity Corporations of Amherst College re: the War
1918

Box 2: folder 2
Newspaper clippings
1917-1918

Box 2: folder 3
Notice of course in military training
1917 Mar 30

Box 2: folder 4
"Review of the Year and Amherst Alumni in the National Service," Amherst Graduates' Quarterly, August 1917
1917

Box 2: folder 5
Service on Armistice Day
1921

Box 2: folder 6
Students' Army Training Corps (S.A.T.C.)
1918-1919

Box 2: folder 7
Students' Army Training Corps (S.A.T.C.)
1918-1919

Box 2: folder 8
Students' Army Training Corps (S.A.T.C.)
1918-1919

Box 2: folder 9
Students' Army Training Corps (S.A.T.C.)
1918-1919

Box 2: folder 10
Students' Army Training Corps (S.A.T.C.)
1918-1919

Box 2: folder 11
War Record, Class of 1878
n.d.

Box 2: folder 12
Cross-References


Box 2: folder 13
SERIES 4: WORLD WAR II



General Folder: Misc. writings and ephemera relating to the period
1939, 1940

Box 2: folder 14
American Field Service, Ambulance
1941

Box 2: folder 15

America's Eleventh Hour by Karl Loewenstein and Lawrence B. Packard
See: General Folder




Amherst College, Accelerated Programs
1942-1943

Box 2: folder 16
Amherst College, changes in the Admission procedures
1942, n.d.

Box 2: folder 17
Amherst Alumni Council News
1942-1944

Box 2: folder 18
"The Amherst College Aviation Training Station," by Warren K. Green; blank certificates
1944

Box 2: folder 19
Amherst College, "A Bulletin for Servicemen"
1945

Box 2: folder 20
Amherst College, "A Bulletin for Servicemen"
1945

Box 2: folder 21
Amherst College Emergency Committee Bulletins
1942

Box 2: folder 22
Amherst College Emergency Committee Bulletins
1942

Box 2: folder 23
Amherst College Emergency Committee Bulletins
1942-1943

Box 2: folder 24
Amherst College Emergency Committee Bulletins
1926, 1940-1943

Box 2: folder 25
Amherst College Emergency Committee Bulletins
1926, 1940-1949

Box 2: folder 26
Amherst College Emergency Committee Bulletins
1937, 1942, 1944

Box 2: folder 27
Amherst College Emergency Committee Bulletins
1942-1943

Box 2: folder 28
Amherst College Emergency Committee Bulletins
1942

Box 2: folder 29
Amherst College Emergency Committee Bulletins
1941-1943

Box 2: folder 30
Amherst College in Battle Dress
1944

Box 2: folder 31
Amherst College in Battle Dress
1944

Box 2: folder 32
Amherst College in Battle Dress
1944

Box 2: folder 33
Amherst College National Defense Bulletin No. 1, "Student Military Service"
1941 Nov

Box 2: folder 34
Amherst College National Defense Bulletin No. 1, "Student Military Service"
1941 Nov

Box 2: folder 35
Amherst, the post-war college
1945

Box 3: folder 1
Amherst College, Program of Commencement, Army Air Corps, 65th Training Detachment; with invitation
1944 Feb

Box 3: folder 2
Amherst College students enrolled in war programs
1943 Mar 3

Box 3: folder 3
Amherst College veterans' engagements
1949

Box 3: folder 4
Amherst College, "War Changes in the College Program and Rules for Admission"
1942

Box 3: folder 5
Amherst College War Ration Registration Instructions
1942

Box 3: folder 6
Amherst College and World War II
1943-1946

Box 3: folder 7
Army Specialized Training Program
1943-1944

Box 3: folder 8
Army Specialized Training Program SCSU#1190, "Language Lunacy," and photographs.


Box 3: folder 9
"The Blinker V-12," U. S. Navy V-12 Unit at Williamstown, Mass.
1944

Box 3: folder 10
Blood Donation appointment card
1943

Box 3: folder 11
Casualties reported by Alumni Office
1943-1970

Box 3: folder 12
Casualties reported by Alumni Office
1945-1946; 1971

Box 3: folder 13
Cease Fire message sent by Dudley Towne (photocopy)
n.d.

Box 3: folder 14
Civil Aeronautics Administration, War Training Service (CAA-WTS), List of Cadets
n.d.

Box 3: folder 15
Civilian Pilot Training Program Papers accession record
1980

Box 3: folder 16
Conscription article reprinted from the Oberlin Review of Sept. 18, 1940
1940

Box 3: folder 17
Correspondence from Stanley King to members of Amherst Classes of 1938-1942
1940

Box 3: folder 18
Correspondence from Stanley King "To Our Amherst Undergraduates in the Service"
1945

Box 3: folder 19
Correspondence from C. Scott Porter to various constituencies
1942-1946

Box 3: folder 20
Cryptography and Cryptanalysis course assignment
1942

Box 3: folder 21
Enlistment information bulletin
1942

Box 3: folder 22
German publications
1994

Box 3: folder 23
The Graduate Record Examination and Returning Service Personnel: A Descriptive Prospectus for Men and Women in the Armed Services Who Desire Advanced Collegiate and Graduate Study
c. 1944

Box 3: folder 24
Lend-Lease
1940

Box 3: folder 25
"A Letter To A Man Who Is Thinking of Registering as a Conscientious Objector" by Ernest Hatch Wilkins
1940 Sep 17

Box 3: folder 26
Letters home (cross-references)
1940s

Box 3: folder 27
Newspaper clippings
1939-1941 and n.d.

Box 3: folder 28
Newspaper clippings
1942

Box 3: folder 29
Newspaper clippings re: farm labor, "commando" training, and air raid course
1942

Box 3: folder 30
Editorial to appear in the next issue of "Touchstone"
1942

Box 3: folder 31
Newspaper clippings
1943

Box 3: folder 32
Newspaper clippings
1944-1947

Box 3: folder 33
Newspaper clippings
1947-1948

Box 3: folder 34
Obstacle and military track courses at Amherst College
1942-1944

Box 3: folder 35
"Obtaining College Credit for Military Education," Amherst College
c. 1945

Box 3: folder 36
"Planning Holocaust Center at Glen Cove Estate," New York Times
1993 Feb 14

Box 3: folder 37
C-Pre-Meteorological Program
1944

Box 3: folder 38
Pre-Meteorology, General
1943-1944

Box 3: folder 39
Pre-Meteorology, General
1943-1944

Box 3: folder 40
Pre-Meteorology, 1st Quarter
1943

Box 3: folder 41
Pre-Meteorology, 1st Quarter
1943

Box 3: folder 42
Pre-Meteorology, 2nd Term/3rd Term
1943

Box 3: folder 43
Pre-Meteorology, 2nd Term/3rd Term
1943

Box 3: folder 44
Pre-Meteorology, 4th Term
1943-1944

Box 3: folder 45
Pre-Meteorology, Course Materials (cross-references)
1943-1944

Box 3: folder 46
Pre-Meteorology, Student Orders
1944

Box 3: folder 47
Pre-Meteorology, Commencement Ball
1944

Box 3: folder 48
Pre-Meteorology Program, Alumni "Updates"
ca. 1992-1994

Box 3: folder 49
Pre-Meteorology Program, Alumni "Updates"
1994-1999

Box 3: folder 50
Pre-Meteorology Program, Alumni "Updates"
2000-

Box 3: folder 51
Pre-Meteorology Program, 50th Reunion

See Also: Harry J. Danos "C" Pre-Meteorological Program (AAFTTC) Collection.

1994

Box 3: folder 52
Pre-Meteorology, 55th Reunion
1999

Box 3: folder 53
Pre-Meteorology, 60th Reunion
2004

Box 3: folder 54
"C" Pre-Meteorology Program - Weather Station Dedication
2001 Nov 28

Box 3: folder 55
Pre-Meteorology, Ewald, Calvin


Box 3: folder 56
"Reminiscences of a Reluctant Warrior" by Robert Green (AC 1942)
1998

Box 3: folder 56a
S. S. Amherst Victory
1945; 1949

Box 3: folder 57
S. S. City of Flint, Capt. J. A. Gainard, re: rescue after torpedoing of S. S. Athenia
1939

Box 3: folder 58
Student farm labor
1942

Box 3: folder 59
Summary of Amherst College military units
c. 1946

Box 3: folder 60
War Swimming Tests
1942-1943

Box 3: folder 61

See also: Throckmorton, William R. (AC 1941), Lord Jeff's Unsung Heroes: A Story of the Bravery and Heroism by the Young Men of Amherst College in the Second World War. See online library catalog.





See also: Throckmorton, William R. (AC 1941), They Also Served: Stories by Amherst College Men Who Served Their Country in WWII.See online library catalog.




The U. S. Military Academy Preparatory Program at Amherst College
1943-44, 1975-76

Box 3: folder 62
Bleiman, Junius "Giggee," "The Lay of the USMAP"
c.1944

Box 3: folder 63
Bleiman, Junius "Giggee," "The Lay of the USMAP"
c. 1944

Box 3: folder 64
U. S. Navy V-12 Program, 50th Anniversary Reunion Book
1993

Box 3: folder 65
Veterans at Amherst College
1945

Box 3: folder 66
Veterans' reunion
1946-1948

Box 3: folder 67
"Vision After Victory: A Service to Be Used When Fighting Ceases in Any Theatre of the War"
n.d.

Box 3: folder 68
U.S. War Bond circulars
1942; 1944

Box 4: folder 1
War Department, Civilian Defense School
1942-1943

Box 4: folder 2
War Department, Civilian Defense School
1942-1943

Box 4: folder 3
War Department; Civilian Protection School
1942-1943

Box 4: folder 4
War Department; Civilian Protection School
1942-1943

Box 4: folder 5
War Department, Civilian Protection School
1942-1953

Box 4: folder 6
War letters to and from Amherst College
1940-1946

Box 4: folder 7
War letters to and from Amherst College

See also: Fraternities Collection (Box 40, Folder 9) for the "Phi Psi letter," 1944-1945, which includes war correspondence and news from current and former students.

1940-1946

Box 4: folder 8
War letters to and from Amherst College
1940-1946

Box 4: folder 9
War letters to and from Amherst College
1940-1946

Box 4: folder 10
War letters to and from Amherst College
1943-1944

Box 4: folder 11
War Service Committee
1942-1943

Box 4: folder 12
"War Service Directory," Amherst Alumni Council News
1943 Jul

Box 4: folder 13
"Why the British People Fight," by R. H. Tawney
1940

Box 4: folder 14
E. S. Wilson's overseas letters, "News Notes for Men Overseas"
1943-1945

Box 4: folder 15
Medal for Eminent Service Awarded to the Faculty of Amherst College
1946

Box 4: folder 16
"Lord Jeff's Unsung Heroes" (Cross-reference)
1998

Box 4: folder 17
WWII Cross-references
2002

Box 4: folder 18

See also: "Amherst Class of 1946: Living Remembrances of World War II at their 60th Reunion in June 2006 with Introduction by Tom Brokaw, Newscaster and Author who Wrote 'The Greatest Generation'" in CD Collection.




SERIES 5: POST-WORLD WAR II



Admissions
1950-1951

Box 4: folder 19
Armed Forces Bulletin
1951

Box 4: folder 20
Army Air Force ROTC
1947; 1951

Box 4: folder 21
Note:

See also: Army Intelligence Unit at Amherst College, established 1947, in: Dean of the College Records - C. Scott Porter (Box 1, folder 7)

Army Air Force ROTC
1951; 1952

Box 4: folder 22
Army Air Force ROTC
1947; 1951-1955

Box 4: folder 23
"Can Our Colleges Survive U. M. T.?" by Fred Hechinger, The Reporter
1951 May 15

Box 4: folder 24
Department of Higher Education of the National Education Association of the U.S., Meeting of the Sub-Committee on Mobilization Policy
1950 Nov 27-28

Box 4: folder 25
The Graduate Record Examination
1944

Box 4: folder 26
Look Magazine, "Total Conscription Will Hurt America," by President Cole
1950-1951

Box 4: folder 27
Military status of faculty
1950

Box 4: folder 28
National Headquarters, Selective Service System
1948

Box 4: folder 29
Newspaper clippings relating to Post-WWII
1947-1961

Box 4: folder 30
Reserve Officer Candidate (ROC) Program
1952

Box 4: folder 31
ROTC
1947, 1951

Box 4: folder 32
Selective Service
1953

Box 4: folder 33
Selective Service information
1948, 1950

Box 4: folder 34
Trustees on USMC Reserve
1950

Box 4: folder 35
War Memorial address, by the Rev. John E. Soleau (AC 1946)
1996

Box 4: folder 36
War Memorial, articles re: dedication
1946

Box 4: folder 37
War Memorial compilation (WWI and WWII)
n.d.

Box 4: folder 38
War Memorial: list of men killed in WWII, form letters sent to family about War Memorial and Biographical Record
1945-46, 1950

Box 4: folder 39
SERIES 6: KOREAN WAR



Wartime enrollment
1950-1951

Box 4: folder 40
Korean War Cross-References


Box 4: folder 41
SERIES 7: VIETNAM WAR



Conscientious Objector pamphlets
1960s

Box 4: folder 42
ABC Scope Report
1967 June 10

Box 4: folder 43
Vietnam Moratorium Committee
1970

Box 4: folder 44
Dayton, Win (AC 1979), "Vietnam and the United States: Then and Now"
1999 May 28

Box 4: folder 45
Vietnam War Cross-References


Box 4: folder 46

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Subjects
  • Amherst College - Biography.
  • Amherst College - History.
  • Amherst College - Registers.
  • Amherst College - Students.
  • Korean War, 1950-1953 - Education and the war.
  • United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Education and the war.
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Education and the war.
  • World War, 1914-1918 - Education and the war.
  • World War, 1939-1945 - Education and the war.

Contributors
  • Amherst College.


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