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Meiklejohn Papers, 1894-1924 (Bulk: 1912-1923)
11 archives boxes (5.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Philosopher and former president of Amherst College. Papers contain correspondence with other educators and records created during his presidency.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

In general, there is no restriction on access to the Meiklejohn Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes. Materials from other institutions which are found in the Meiklejohn Papers cannot be duplicated, as indicated.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish materials 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

Alexander Meiklejohn was born in England in 1872, and brought to the United States in 1880 at the age of eight. He was educated in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and graduated from Brown University in 1893. He took his M.A. at Brown and in 1897, received his doctorate in philosophy from Cornell University. He taught philosophy and metaphysics at Brown and was dean from 1901 to 1912. He became president of Amherst College in 1912 and served until 1924. After Amherst he went to the University of Wisconsin to teach philosophy and while there, established an experimental college. He retired in 1938. Meiklejohn died in 1964 at the age of 92.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Meiklejohn Papers consist mainly of correspondence between Meiklejohn and other educators during his term as President of Amherst College, as well as records created during his presidency. The material is organized into the following nine sections, including General Correspondence, Faculty Affairs, Speeches and Writings, Student Activities, Administration Materials, Curriculum, Letters of Congratulation on Acceptance of Amherst Presidency, Miscellaneous, and Letters Concerning Meiklejohn's Resignation.


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

In general, there is no restriction on access to the Meiklejohn Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes. Materials from other institutions which are found in the Meiklejohn Papers cannot be duplicated, as indicated.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish materials 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 Alexander Meiklejohn Papers [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

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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.