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Amherst College Scrapbooks Collection, 1834-1983
62 Linear feet 200 volumes
Collection number: MA.00099

Abstract:
Scrapbooks containing programs, souvenirs, photographs, newspaper clippings, college papers, letters and ephemera relating chiefly to student life at Amherst. Includes both personal and institutional scrapbooks.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Scrapbooks Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Scrapbooks 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.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Scrapbooks Collection includes over 140 volumes containing programs, souvenirs, photographs, newspaper clippings, college papers, letters and ephemera relating chiefly to student life at Amherst College. Most are personal scrapbooks that were kept by Amherst College undergraduates; others were kept by fraternities or College offices or organizations. A small number of personal scrapbooks contain material not related to an individual's undergraduate life.


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

There is no restriction on access to the Scrapbooks Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Scrapbooks 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 Scrapbooks Collection [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Sarang Gopalakrishnan, Peter Nelson; 2003.


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
Related Material

  • American Studies scrapbook, ca. 1969-1991. Forms part of the records of the Amherst College American Studies Department (Acc. #85-052)
  • Doshisha Scrapbooks, ca. 1930-1935. Form part of Doshisha Materials Collection.
  • Fraternities Collection, 1830-2004 (bulk: 1830s-1984)

Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Contents List
Series 1: PERSONAL SCRAPBOOKS
1834-1952


Series 1, PERSONAL SCRAPBOOKS, consists of scrapbooks created by individual Amherst College students and alumni. The majority of the scrapbooks in this series were created during the compiler's time as a student at Amherst. A small number of scrapbooks in this series have an Amherst student or alumnus as their subject and were created by an unknown compiler. Scrapbooks are arranged chronologically by class year.

Class of 1838, Charles Lord
1934-1937


Class of 1856, William Haynes Ward



Class of 1860, Henry Martyn Holmes
[1856-1860]


General

Scrapbook created by pasting materials into The North American Arithmetic, part third, by Frederick Emerson, 1847.

Class of 1861, George White Waite
1857-1876


General

Scrapbook created by pasting materials into a bound subscription book for Lossing's Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution; subcription list page and some other pages are unobscured.

Class of 1863, Frazar Augustus Stearns, clippings on his military career
1862-1864


Class of 1868, Robert Henry Davis



Class of 1869, Elijah Winchester Donald
1896-1904


Class of 1869, Francis Hovey Stoddard



Class of 1872, Otis Cary



Class of 1873, Franklin Samuel Hatch (2 volumes)
1869-1873


Class of 1874, George Adams Leland



Class of 1876, Horace Irving Bartlett



Class of 1876, Andrew Jackson George



Class of 1876, Aaron Burtis Hunter



Class of 1876, Robert Logan Patton



Class of 1876, William Ives Washburn



Class of 1876, unknown compiler, clippings
1876


General

Scrapbook created by pasting material into a printed volume containing the first 19 annual reports of the New England Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Class of 1877, Collins Henry Gere



Class of 1877, Sumner Salter



Class of 1878, William Lyman Cowles



Class of 1878, Allan Mooar Culver (oversize)



Class of 1878, George Thomas Eaton



Class of 1878, William Hand Lester



Class of 1878, James E. Plimpton



General

Scrapbook created by pasting material into a 1871 McNab and Harlin Manufacturing Co. Illustrated Catalog of Brass Goods.

Class of 1878, Harden de Valson Pratt



Class of 1878, Frank Stearns, clippings
1925-1945


Class of 1878, John Dayton Willard



Class of 1879, Naibu Kanda



Class of 1879, Naibu Kanda, clippings on Japan
1871-1879


Class of 1879, Charles Millard Pratt



Class of 1880, Arthur Lincoln Gillett



Class of 1880, George Grindley Spence Perkins



Class of 1880, Luther Denny Whittemore



Class of 1881, James Furman Kemp



Class of 1881, Charles Stillman



Class of 1882, Enoch Hale Burt



Class of 1882, Horace Chase (non-graduate)



Class of 1882, Charles Smith Mills



Class of 1883, Jonathan Greenleaf



Class of 1883, Martin Luther Griffin



Class of 1883, Edward Smith Parsons



Class of 1884, James Hayden Tufts
1881-1884


Class of 1884, Edward Darwin Upham



Class of 1885, Franklin William Barrows



Class of 1885, Thompson Colt Elliott (3 volumes)



Class of 1885, Tod Buchanan Galloway
[1885]-1897


Class of 1885, Frederick Davis Greene
1877-1885


Class of 1885, Francis Leseure Palmer



Class of 1885, Edward Simonds



Class of 1886, John Brittan Clark



Class of 1886, Allen Eastman Cross



Class of 1886, Robert Lansing



Class of 1886, Walter Childs Wood



Class of 1887, Edward Dwight Blodgett (2 oversize volumes)



Class of 1887, Samuel French Nichols (oversize)



Class of 1887, Arthur Charles Rounds



Class of 1887, William Belcher Whitney (4 volumes)



Class of 1888, Shattuck Osgood Hartwell



Class of 1888, Charles Beebe Raymond (oversize)



Class of 1888, Edward Hardenbergh Waldo



Class of 1889, Glenn S. Allen



Class of 1889, Elmer Humphrey Copeland



Class of 1889, Charles Wendell Porter



Class of 1889, Frederick James Eugene Woodbridge



Class of 1889, Frederick J. E. Woodbridge, clippings
1892-1910


Class of 1890, William Barnabas Doyle
1886-1897


Class of 1890, Frank Emerson Dunbar



Class of 1890, Tryon Griswold Dunham
1886-1890


Class of 1890, Herbert Wright Gates
1886-1890


Class of 1890, Fosdick Beach Harrison
1886-1890


Class of 1890, Edward Lacey
1886-1889


General

Scrapbook created by pasting materials into the "Value of Railroad Securities, Earnings and Charges, Prices of Stocks and Bonds, Compliments of Lawson, Crane and Douglas"

Class of 1891, George Locke Leonard
1888-1891


Class of 1891, Herbert James Lyall
1887-1891


Class of 1892, Lyman William Griswold



Class of 1892, William Tecumseh Sherman Jackson
1880s-1890s


Class of 1892, Ambert George Moody
1888-1892


Class of 1892, Herbert Strong Nichols (2 volumes)
1888-1892


Class of 1893, Lewis Thurston Reed



Class of 1893 Clarence David Wood
1889-1899


Class of 1895, Charles Amos Andrews (2 volumes)
1892-1897


Class of 1895, George Walter Fiske
1892-1895


Class of 1895, Mark Rees Kimball



Class of 1895, Elmer Slayton Newton



Class of 1895, Herbert Otis White
1892-1895


Class of 1896, Frank E. Harkness
1894-1898


Class of 1896, George Ernest Merriam (2 volumes)
1892-1896


Class of 1897, Percy Holmes Boynton



Class of 1897, Ernest Chandler Morse



Class of 1898, Charles Stephen Hager
1895-1938


Class of 1900, Loriman Percival Brigham
1896-1903


Class of 1900, Walter Alden Dyer
1900-1905


Class of 1900, Arthur Vinton Lyall
1896-1909


Class of 1901, Frederick Klemm Kretschmar



Class of 1901, Walter Cook Longstreth
1897-1901


Class of 1900, Ralph Mosman Stoughton
1897-1950


Class of 1902, Clinton Henry Collester



Class of 1902, Arthur F. Ells



Class of 1902, Anson Ely Morse (2 volumes)



Class of 1902, Ralph Thomas Whitelaw
1898-1902


Class of 1902, Eugene Smith Wilson
1898-1903


Class of 1903, Arthur Trow Foster
1898-1903


Class of 1903, Paul Stevens Phalen
1898-1910


Class of 1903, Clifford Parker Warren
1898-1903


Class of 1904, Edgar Hunt Goold
1900-1908


Class of 1904, Clifford Holcombe Keep
1901-1904


Class of 1904, Fred Eugene Sturgis
1900-1904


Class of 1904, Fred Loring Thompson



Class of 1906, John Innes Dewar



Class of 1906, Clifford Benson Lewis
1901-1909


Class of 1906, Edson A. McRae



Class of 1906, Charles Atsatt Sparrow



Class of 1906, William Earle Dodge Ward



Class of 1907, Harry Barlow



Class of 1908, Harry Willard Davis



Class of 1908, Enos Smith Stockbridge
1904-1908


Class of 1908, William Ives Washburn, Jr.
1904-1908


Class of 1909, Elliott Orman Foster
1905-1909


Class of 1909, Harold Lyman Smith
1905-1909


Class of 1911, Jonathan Porter Ashley
1907-1911


Class of 1911, Clifford Bateman Ballard



Class of 1911, William Pitt Sherman Doolittle
1907-1909


Class of 1911, Upton Prentiss Lord
1907-1911


Class of 1911, Frederick J. Pohl



Class of 1911, Laurens Hickok Seelye (oversize)



Class of 1911, Lawrence Wood
1907-1911


Class of 1912, Howard Rogers Bacon
1908-1912


Class of 1912, C. Francis Beatty
1908-1912


Class of 1912, Van Buren Moody
1908-1910


Class of 1912, Sargent Holbrook Wellman
1908-1912


Class of 1914, William Otway Morrow
1910-1914


Class of 1914, Harold Eden Shaw
1910-1914


Class of 1914, Daniel Stevenson Smart
1911-1913


Class of 1915, Louis Franklin Eaton
1911-1915


Class of 1916, Thomas Williams Ashley
1912-1916


Class of 1916, Robert Swift Gillett
1912-1916


Class of 1916, Alfred H. Washburn



Class of 1917, John Dodge Clark
1914-1917


Class of 1918, William Britton Stitt



Class of 1919, Walter Kerr Belknap
1915-1919


Class of 1919, Charles Scott Porter
1915-1919


Class of 1920, Daniel Bliss (2 volumes)



Class of 1920, Ramson Vanderhoof Wood
1917-1920


Class of 1921, Lansing Herman Keeler



Class of 1923, Paul Charles Kresge



Related material:

Freshman beanie, armband and button removed from volume to Objects Collection.

Class of 1924, Charles Llewellyn Merrick



Class of 1924, Eugene Kimball Morsman



Class of 1924, George Mervin Pierson



Class of 1926, Francis Pitcher Allen
1922-1927


Class of 1943, John Dodge Clark, Jr.
1938-1946


Class of 1952, James B. Lyon (2 volumes)



Series 2: INSTITUTIONAL SCRAPBOOKS
1847-1967


Series 2, INSTITUTIONAL SCRAPBOOKS, 1847-1964, includes the scrapbooks of administrative offices, fraternities, and athletic teams. These scrapbooks contain printed material, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

This series is organized into 3 sub-series:

  • A. Administrative Scrapbooks, 1867-1927
  • B. Athletics Scrapbooks, 1871-1875
  • C. Fraternity Scrapbooks, 1847-1864
Sub-Series A: Administrative Scrapbooks



[Alumni Council?], newsclippings
1913-1920


[Alumni Council?], newsletter
1925-1927


College Memorabilia, printed materials
1867-1872


College Memorabilia (secret societies) - clippings, printed materials
1868-1876


College Memorabilia, printed materials
1874-1875


College Memorabilia - clippings, printed materials
1876-1878


College Memorabilia - clippings
1900-1904


Biological Expedition to Patagonia (Professor Frederic B. Loomis et al.)
1911-1912


Scrapbook regarding controversy over Central Intelligence Agency's funding of National Student Association and other student groups
1967 Feb-Apr


Sub-Series B: Athletics Scrapbooks



Baseball, Freshman team, class of 1889, clippings
1885-1886


Crew, newsclippings
1871-1874


Crew, newsclippings
1874-1875


Sub-Series C: Fraternities Scrapbooks



Alpha Delta Phi, printed materials
1847-1897


Alpha Delta Phi, printed materials
1853-1875


Alpha Delta Phi, printed materials
1874-1878


Alpha Delta Phi, printed materials
1880-1882


Alpha Delta Phi, printed materials
1882-1885


Chi Psi, printed materials
1870-1895


Phi Gamma Delta
1893-1956


Phi Kappa Psi/Phi Alpha Psi
1919-1932


Phi Kappa Psi - newsclippings
1931-1961


Phi Alpha Psi - newsclippings, printed
1954-1962


Phi Alpha Psi, newsclippings
1962-1964


Theta Delta Chi scrapbook
1926-1954


Series 3: CLASS AND REUNION SCRAPBOOKS
1848-1983


Series 3, CLASS AND REUNION SCRAPBOOKS, 1848-1983, consists of scrapbooks created by or on behalf of the members of an Amherst class year. These scrapbooks largely consist of reunion memorabilia, alumni correspondence and clippings relating to individual alumni. Scrapbooks are arranged chronologically by class year.

Class of 1848
1848-1911


General

Scrapbook contains manuscript meeting minutes and histories of individual class members in addition to pasted in correspondence and clippings.

Class of 1870
1920-1925


Class of 1870
1925-1926


Class of 1870
1926-1928


Class of 1880, "What '80 Thinks of Harry Field"
1916


Class of 1882, Souvenir Class Book
1882-1908


Class of 1883, autographs
undated


General

Consists of signatures of members of the class of 1883 pasted onto the detatched front and back covers of three volumes of Frye's Grammar School Geography.

Class of 1883, clippings
1933-1936


Class of 1883, clippings
1936-1938


Class of 1902, reunions
1899-1957


Class of 1914
1911-1950


Class of 1915
[1925]-1971


General

Scrapbook was created by Stuart Heinritz, class of 1915, and primarily contains printed birthday cards created from his artwork for members of the class of 1915. Also included are photographs, other printed material and correspondence.

Class of 1923, reunions
1929-1983



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Subjects
  • Amherst College -- History -- Sources
  • Amherst College -- Students
  • College students -- Massachusetts -- Amherst
  • Scrapbooks -- Amherst College


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