Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:
There is no restriction on access to the Commencement Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be 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.
Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:
[Identification of item], in Commencement Collection [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library
History of the Collection
Additions are made annually to the collection.
This collection is made up of materials from a variety of sources. It has been assembled and organized over the past several years and continues to grow annually.
NOTE: In January 1996, Commencement materials which had formerly been dispersed in other collections were brought to this collection. The arrangement was modified slightly to correspond to the specific components of Commencement and to facilitate the addition of materials formerly dispersed or newly acquired.
The chronological/alphabetical arrangement is retained, except that the Commencement category for each year begins with a "Commencement-General File" for collecting ephemera (e.g. menus, concert programs, isolated correspondence) which cannot be assigned to any of the specific categories, as follows: Baccalaureate; Class Day; Commencement - General File; Commencement Program; News Articles; Publications (officially issued, e.g. 1836).