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Amherst College Inaugurations Collection, 1821-present
3 records storage boxes, 1 archives box (3.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Speeches, notes, newsclippings, photographs, invitations, tickets, programs,, and guest lists from various Amherst College Inauguration ceremonies dating from 1821 to present.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There are no restrictions on access to the collection for research use.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the papers should be directed to the Archivist of the College.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

Speeches, notes, newsclippings, photographs, invitations, tickets, programs, and guest lists from various Amherst College Inauguration ceremonies dating from 1821 to present.

The Inaugurations Collection is arranged by the name of the president and in sequential order by date of the presidential administration.


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

There are no restrictions on access to the collection for research use.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the papers should be directed to the Archivist of the College.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Amherst College Inaugurations Collection [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection
Accruals:

The collection is updated regularly


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.

Contents List
Zephaniah Swift Moore
[1821-1823]


Inaugural Address
1821 Sep

Box 1: folder 1
Inaugural Address in Amherst Graduates Quarterly
1922 Aug

Box 1: folder 2
Heman Humphrey
[1823-1845]


Inaugural Address
1823 Oct

Box 1: folder 3
Edward Hitchcock
[1845-1854]


Inaugural Address
1845

Box 1: folder 4
William Augustus Stearns
[1854-1876]


Inaugural Addresses and Discourse
1855

Box 1: folder 5
Julius Hawley Seelye
[1876-1890]


Inaugural Address
1877 Jun

Box 1: folder 6
Inauguration Program
1877 Jun

Box 1: folder 7
Merril Edward Gates
[1890-1899]


Bound Volumes of the Inauguration
1891 Jun

Box 1: folder 8
Programs
1891 Jun

Box 1: folder 9
Invitations and Tickets
1891 Jun

Box 1: folder 10
George Harris
[1899-1912]


Inaugural Addresses in Amherst Student
1899 Oct

Box 1: folder 11
Inaugural Addresses in Quarterly Bull. of Amh. Coll. Library
1899 Oct

Box 1: folder 12
Inaugural Address in Springfield Republican
1899 Oct 12

Box 1: folder 13
Notes for address
1899

Box 1: folder 14
Program (i.e. list of Delegates, Order of Procession)
1899 Oct 11

Box 1: folder 15
Invitations and tickets
1899 Oct

Box 1: folder 16
Photograph
1899

Box 1: folder 17
Invitation replies (A-F)
1899

Box 1: folder 18
Invitation replies (A-F) (G-L)
1899

Box 1: folder 19
Invitation replies (A-F) (M-Y)
1899

Box 1: folder 20
Invitation replies from institutions
1899

Box 1: folder 21
Invitation replies from institutions
1899

Box 1: folder 22
Announcement
1899

Box 1: folder 23
Alexander Meiklejohn
[1912-1924]


Inaugural Address
1912 Oct 16

Box 1: folder 24
Transcript of days addresses
1912 Oct 16

Box 1: folder 25
Programs
1912 Oct 16

Box 1: folder 26
Invitations and tickets
1912

Box 1: folder 27
Inauguration Committee: Report to the Trustees
[c.1911-12]

Box 1: folder 28
Luncheon menu
1912 Oct

Box 1: folder 29
News clippings
1912

Box 1: folder 30
Arrangements
1912

Box 1: folder 31
Photo album: in Map Case 1, drawer 12
1912

Box 1: folder 32
George Daniel Olds
[1924-1927]


Inaugural Address
1924 Nov

Box 2: folder 33
Bound and unbound volumes of Amherst Graduates Quarterly
1925 Feb

Box 2: folder 34
Addresses at the banquet
1925 Nov

Box 2: folder 35
Program and information
1924

Box 2: folder 36
Invitations and tickets
1924

Box 2: folder 37
Invocation
1924

Box 2: folder 38
Invitation replies
1924

Box 2: folder 39
News clippings
1924

Box 2: folder 40
Arrangements
1924

Box 2: folder 41
Arthur Stanley Pease
[1927-1932]


Inaugural Addresses
1927

Box 2: folder 42
Inauguration Celebration in Amherst Graduates Quarterly
1927

Box 2: folder 43
Program: Order of Exercises and Procession
1927

Box 2: folder 44
Invitations and tickets
1927

Box 2: folder 45
News clippings and press releases
1927

Box 2: folder 46
Arrangements
1927

Box 2: folder 47
Stanley King
[1932-1946]


Inaugural Address
1932 Nov

Box 2: folder 48
Inaugural Address in Amherst Graduates Quarterly
1933 Feb

Box 2: folder 49
Program: Order of Exercises and Procession
1932 Nov

Box 2: folder 50
Invitations and tickets
1932

Box 2: folder 51
Procession
1932

Box 2: folder 52
Greetings
1932

Box 2: folder 53
News clippings and press release
1932

Box 2: folder 54
Arrangements
1932

Box 2: folder 55
Arrangements
1932

Box 2: folder 56
Charles Woolsey Cole
[1946-1960]


Inaugural Address
1946 Dec

Box 2: folder 57
Program: Order of Exercises and Procession
1946

Box 2: folder 58
Invitations and tickets
1946

Box 2: folder 59
Greetings
1946

Box 2: folder 60
Invitation replies
1946?

Box 2: folder 61
Arrangements: Administrative material
1946

Box 2: folder 62
Arrangements: Administrative material
1946

Box 2: folder 63
Arrangements for guest delegates et al.
1946

Box 2: folder 64
Calvin Hastings Plimpton
[1960-1971]


Inaugural Address
1960

Box 3: folder 65
Inaugural Address: dictaphone belts
1960

Box 3: folder 66
Program and information
1960

Box 3: folder 67
Order of Exercises
1960

Box 3: folder 68
Invitations and tickets
1960

Box 3: folder 69
Inauguration Celebration in Amherst Alumni News
1961

Box 3: folder 70
Greetings
1960

Box 3: folder 71
Invitations: responses and corresp. from delegates and guests
1960

Box 3: folder 72
Responses from those unable to attend
1960

Box 3: folder 73
Correspondence with President Plimpton
1960

Box 3: folder 74
Thank you letters from President Plimpton
1960

Box 3: folder 75
Press Coverage
1960

Box 3: folder 76
Arrangements
1960

Box 3: folder 77
Expenses
1960

Box 3: folder 78
Guests
1960

Box 3: folder 79
Follow-up
1960

Box 3: folder 80
John William Ward
[1971-1979]


Inaugural Address
1971

Box 3: folder 81
Inaugural Address of Henry Nash Smith
1971

Box 3: folder 82
Program
1971

Box 3: folder 83
"Amherst, the College and its Alumni," article about Ward
1971

Box 3: folder 84
Photograph: Presentation of symbols of Office
1971

Box 3: folder 85
Amherst Record: article on Ward's inauguration
1971

Box 3: folder 86
Julian Howard Gibbs
[1979-1983]


Inaugural Address in Amherst
1979

Box 3: folder 87
Program
1979

Box 3: folder 88
Invitations and reply forms
1979

Box 3: folder 89
Schedule of events
1979

Box 3: folder 90
Inaugural words of Trustee George Shinn
1979

Box 3: folder 91
Publications
1979

Box 3: folder 92
Greeting from Columbia
1979

Box 3: folder 93
Peter R. Pouncey
[1984-1994]


Inauguration Ceremony
1984 Oct

Box 3: folder 94
Tickets
1984

Box 3: folder 95
Celebration for Chorus and Orchestra
1984

Box 3: folder 96
Inaugural address
1984 Oct 14

Box 3: folder 96A
Inauguration dinner
1984

Box 3: folder 97
Press
1984

Box 3: folder 98
Faculty Marshal files
1984 Oct 14

Box 3: folder 98A
Miscellaneous: Invitations used by other schools
various

Box 3: folder 99
Miscellaneous: Invitations used by other schools
various

Box 3: folder 100
Greetings
1984

Box 3: folder 100A
Greetings
1984

Box 3: folder 100B
Tom Gerety
[1994-2003]


Greetings
1994

Box 3: folder 101
Letter to faculty from Inauguration committee
1994 Sep 27

Box 3: folder 102
Invitations
1994

Box 3: folder 103
Remarks at Inauguration ceremony
1994 Oct 23

Box 3: folder 104
Inauguration program
1994 Oct 23

Box 3: folder 105
Arrangements
1994

Box 3: folder 106
Newspaper clippings
1994

Box 4: folder 1
Miscellaneous


Box 4: folder 2
Inaugural address (pamphlet)
1994 Oct 23

Box 4: folder 3
Color brochure: "Inauguration of the President"
1994

Box 4: folder 4
Cross references


Box 4: folder 5
Color slides: Sabrina
1994

Box 4: folder 6
Photographs
1994

Box 4: folder 7
Photographs
1994

Box 4: folder 7
Photographs
1994

Box 4: folder 8
Anthony W. Marx
[2003-2011]


Inaugural Address
2003

Box 4: folder 9
Program
2003

Box 4: folder 10
College Seal presented to AWM
2003

Box 4: folder 11
Invitations-AC "Newsgram"
2003

Box 4: folder 12
Invitations-Saturday dinner
2003

Box 4: folder 13
Invitations-Inaugural fete
2003

Box 4: folder 14
Invitations-Sunday delegate
2003

Box 4: folder 15
Invitations-Sunday individual
2003

Box 4: folder 16
Details about Inauguration day
2003

Box 4: folder 17
Inauguration-remarks by Trustee Chair Amos B. Hostetter, Jr. (AC 1958)
2003

Box 4: folder 18
Inauguration photos
2003

Box 4: folder 19
Inauguration Dinner Menu and Seating
2003

Box 4: folder 20
Reserved Seating Tickets Sunday October 26th 2003
2003

Box 4: folder 21
Inauguration Set-up
2003

Box 4: folder 22
Robing for Academic Procession and the Platform Party
2003 Oct 26

Box 4: folder 23
College President's Installation in Keefe Front Room
2003

Box 4: folder 24
News Release
2003 Oct

Box 4: folder 25
Inauguration Announcements in "Amherst College Notes"
2003

Box 4: folder 26
Inauguration Announcement in "Amherst College Weekly Bulletin"
2003

Box 4: folder 27
Newspapers coverage in "The Amherst Student"
2003

Box 4: folder 28
Newspaper coverage in "Daily Hampshire Gazette"
2003

Box 4: folder 29
Inauguration Panel posters: "The Liberal Arts: Privilege and Responsibility," moderated by AC President Anthony W. Marx; student fete poster
2003

Map case 5, drawer 5
Biddy Martin
[2011- ]


Program
2011

Box 4: folder 30
Amherst College Charter presented to Biddy Martin
2011

Box 4: folder 31
General information
2011

Box 4: folder 32
Press coverage
2011

Box 4: folder 33
Invitations to Inauguration and inaugural fete
2011

Box 4: folder 34
Invitations - Saturday dinner
2011

Box 4: folder 35
RSVP Slips and envelopes - Inauguration and dinner
2011

Box 4: folder 36
Overnight accommodations
2011

Box 4: folder 37
Seating and processional/recessional order
2011

Box 4: folder 38
Inauguration Panel - "At the Heart of the Liberal Arts"
2011

Box 4: folder 39
Posters and signage
2011


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Subjects
  • Amherst College--History--Sources.
  • Amherst College--Presidents.
  • Cole, Charles Woolsey, 1906-
  • Gates, Merrill Edwards, 1848-1922.
  • Gerety, Tom.
  • Gibbs, Julian H.
  • Harris, George, 1844-1922.
  • Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864.
  • Humphrey, Heman, 1779-1861.
  • King, Stanley, 1883-1951.
  • Martin, Biddy, 1951-
  • Meiklejohn, Alexander, 1872-1964.
  • Moore, Zephaniah Swift, 1770-1823.
  • Olds, George Daniel, 1853-1931.
  • Pease, Arthur Stanley, 1881-
  • Plimpton, Calvin Hastings, 1918-
  • Pouncey, Peter R.
  • Seelye, Julius H. (Julius Hawley), 1824-1895.
  • Stearns, William A. (William Augustus), 1805-1876.
  • Ward, John William, 1922-

Genre terms
  • Photographs--Amherst College.


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