Eqbal Ahmed Papers
Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on use:
Although the collection was donated to Hampshire College for use by qualified scholars, copyright for unpublished material was retained by the donor. Contact information is available from the Hampshire College Archives.
Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:
Ahmad, Eqbal, The Eqbal Ahmad Papers, 1956-1999. Archives, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 01002.
History of the Collection
The Eqbal Ahmad Papers were donated to the Hampshire College library in June 1999 by his daughter Dohra Ahmad. The collection was received in two filing cabinets, one large and one small, and in several boxes of papers and miscellaneous materials removed from Ahmad's on-campus apartment. Additional material was received in two boxes in the spring of 2001. The collection includes correspondence, subject files, notes, research material, published and unpublished writings, AV materials, and posters. The collection was received in file folders usually labeled with subjects or names, but was in no discernable order, except that most of the material relating to the conspiracy trial was in the same file drawer. During processing, the collection was organized by type of material, refiled in acid-free folders, and filed alphabetically by the original heading, where one was present. Writings were filed alphabetically by title. Material weeded during processing consisted of four boxes of newspaper clippings on various subjects not directly related to Eqbal Ahmad but used by him in his work. Clippings about Ahmad were filed in the Subject Files section; also all clippings concerning the conspiracy trial were kept with that section. Five boxes of photocopied articles appearing in academic and popular periodicals were also weeded. A bibliography of these articles was prepared and is included as the first file under Research Material.