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President's Office Records. Zephaniah Swift Moore, 1789-1823
3 folders
Collection number: RG 003.001

Abstract:
This collection, a part of the President's Office Records, contains the correspondence, addresses, and sermons of Zephaniah Swift Moore while he served as Amherst College's first president.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the President's Office Records. Zephaniah Swift Moore for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the President's Office Records. Zephaniah Swift Moore 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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Scope and Contents

This subgroup of RG 003 President's Office Records includes correspondence and bound manuscripts relating to the presidency and other activities of Zephaniah Swift Moore. The single folder of correspondence in the subgroup includes a description of petitioning the Massachusetts State Legislature for a college charter. Also included in this folder: a circular letter requesting financial support for the "collegiate institution" accompanied by a personal note and two notes of invitation to Fredric Hall and William B. Sprague. The subgroup also contains two bound volumes of addresses and sermons. The first covers the period from 1803 to 1822 and includes what may be the last sermon delivered by Moore before he left has post as pastor in Leicester, Massachusetts to take a position at Dartmouth College in 1811. The first volume contains only manuscripts. The second volume contains only printed addresses and sermons. Neither volume appears to have been assembled by Moore.

The collection has no further physical or intellectual arrangement other than the three folders.


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

There is no restriction on access to the President's Office Records. Zephaniah Swift Moore for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the President's Office Records. Zephaniah Swift Moore 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

[Identification of item], in President's Office Records. Zephaniah Swift Moore [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library.

History of the Collection
Custodial history:

The provenance of the first seven presidents' sub-groups is cloudy. With a single exception there is no record of when or how these documents entered the College Archives. These records were distributed through the Archives. Most items were in biographical files of individual presidents; some items were filed in the "General Files" (subject files). The College Archives holdings were searched and the records of the first seven presidents were brought together under this Record Group (RG 003).

Processing Information

This collection was originally part of the Early President's Office Records. In preparation for digitizing parts of the collection for the Bicentennial project. Early President's Office Records was folded into the President's Office Records to create a single records group. Each president received their own subgroup under this new records group.


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

Contents List
Correspondence
1822-1823, undated

Box RG 003-1: folder 1
Bound manuscripts - address and sermons
1803-1822

Box RG 003-1: folder 2
Bound printed material - addresses and sermons
1798-1823

Box RG 003-1: folder 3

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Amherst College -- Administration
  • Congregational churches -- Sermons
  • Sermons, American -- Massachusetts

Contributors
  • Kellogg, Loyal Case, 1816-1871 (AC 1834)
  • Moore, Zephaniah Swift, 1770-1823
  • Russell, Edward Augustus, 1824-1857 (AC 1844)
  • Snell, Sabra Cobb Clark, 1807-1883


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