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News Clippings Concerning the Resignation of President Alexander Meiklejohn, 1923-1924
1 records storage box, 1 oversize flat box (1.25 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Newspaper clippings and one scrapbook documenting the crisis in the presidency of Alexander Meiklejohn, 1923-1924, which led to his resignation in 1923 and the appointment of George D. Olds as his successor.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be 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.

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Historical Note

Alexander Meiklejohn, educator and innovator, philosopher, social reformer, was president of Amherst College from 1912 to 1924. As he tried in the course of his administration to implement his innovative ideas, relations between many members of the faculty and the administration became strained. By 1923 he had lost the confidence of a large majority of the faculty, the entire Board of Trustees and many alumni, so that the Board, after thorough investigations by several special committees, demanded his withdrawal. Professor George D. Olds was appointed acting President for 1923-1924 and became President on July 1, 1924.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Newspaper clippings and one scrapbook documenting the crisis in the presidency of Alexander Meiklejohn, 1923-1924, which led to his resignation in 1923 and the appointment of George D. Olds as his successor.

This collection is organized into two series:

  • 1. Loose Clippings
  • 2. Scrapbook

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

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be 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 News Clippings Concerning the Resignation of President Alexander Meiklejohn [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Processing Information
Finding Aid:2002
Prepared by:Peter Nelson, Assistant Archivist


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.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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Subjects
  • Amherst College--Presidents.
  • Amherst College. Trustees.
  • College administrators--United States--Selection and appointment.
  • College presidents--Massachusetts.
  • Meiklejohn, Alexander, 1872-1964.


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