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Mount Pleasant Classical Institution (Amherst, Mass.) Collection, 1826-1870
8 folders (0.25 linear ft.)

Abstract:
School for boys aged 4-16. Contains catalogues, regulations, and other printed matter as well as prints and drawings. Catalogues include lists of enrolled students, detailed information about the philosophy of the school, and descriptions of the course of study.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Mount Pleasant Classical Institution (Amherst, Mass.) Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Papers 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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Historical Note

The Mount Pleasant Classical Institution opened in 1827 as a school for boys aged 4 through 16. It closed five years later in 1832. The original prospectus was issued by the school's founders, Chauncey Colton and Francis Fellowes, members of the Amherst College Class of 1826, both of whom served as principals. Henry Ward Beecher, Amherst College Class of 1834, is perhaps the most famous graduate.

The school and its program are described in detail in the History of the Town of Amherst compiled by Carpenter and Morehouse (pp. 271-273). A photocopy of this description is included in the General File for this collection (Folder 1).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Catalogues, regulations, and other printed matter as well as prints and drawings documenting the Mount Pleasant Classical Institution. Catalogues include complete lists of enrolled students (who came from a variety of locations in the U.S. and abroad), detailed information about the philosophy of the education offered by the school, and descriptions of the course of study. The "student voice" is provided by an issue of The Juvenile Monthly (Nov. 1829). Programs for exhibitions and reunions are also included in the collection.


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

There is no restriction on access to the Mount Pleasant Classical Institution (Amherst, Mass.) Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Papers 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 Mount Pleasant Classical Institution (Amherst, Mass.) Papers [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
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Language
English.