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Admission Office. Annual Reports to Secondary Schools
Reports by the Office of Admission at Amherst College for the use of secondary schools. The reports present statistics on the incoming freshman class and information for secondary school principals and guidance counselors, and span 1947 - 2012. These material are held at Amherst College Archives... more
Amherst College Catalogs
The Amherst College Catalog includes information such as the academic calendar, course offerings, faculty, and awards for each academic year at Amherst College. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in Amherst, MA.
Amherst College Commencement Collection
The Amherst College Commencement Collection contains programs, news articles, speeches, schedules of events, and other items relating to commencements, though only the programs have been selected for digitization. Commencement programs give an overview of the commencement ceremony at Amherst... more
Amherst College Early History Collection
Printed material, legal documents, financial records, correspondence and other papers from 1815 - 1891 documenting the history of Amherst Academy, the Charity Fund, and the inception and founding of Amherst College. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in... more
Amherst College Early History Manuscripts and Pamphlets Collection
This collection contains correspondence, petitions, pamphlets and other printed material documenting the early history of Amherst College. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in Amherst, MA.
Amherst College Olios
Complete editions of the Olio, Amherst College's annual yearbook, spanning 1859 to 2012. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in Amherst, MA.
Amherst College Photographer Records
A selection of photographs taken by the College Photographer for the Amherst College Office of Public Affairs, approximately 1965 - 2005. Photos include portraits, events such as commencement and reunion, sports games, landscape shots of campus, and John F. Kennedy's 1963 visit to campus for the... more
Amherst College Student and Alumni Publications Collection
A collection of literary, humor and news publications, largely written and edited by Amherst College students and alumni, but also including Five College publications and publications edited by the college for students and alumni. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special... more
Amherst Student
Individual issues of the Amherst Student, Amherst College’s student newspaper, from 1959 to 1977. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in Amherst, MA.
Dean of the Faculty Records. Public Minutes
Public minutes of Amherst College faculty meetings, 1825 - 1969. Committee of Six meeting minutes 1932 - 1969. Minutes of these meetings are restricted until 50 years after their date of creation. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in Amherst, MA.
Doshisha University Collection
Materials documenting the long-standing connection between Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan and Amherst College. The bulk of the collection consists of photo albums documenting student life on the Doshisha University campus. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special... more
Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers
Correspondence, sermons, drawings, drafts of unpublished and published work, articles, artwork, and images relating to the professional activities and personal life of Edward Hitchcock, the third President of Amherst College and noted geologist and minister, and his family. These material are... more
Emily Dickinson Collection
Amherst College's manuscript holdings, letters, and objects relating to the life of Emily Dickinson. Primary strength of the collection is the rough drafts of poetry. Large collection of published works and Dickinson-related materials. These material are held at Amherst College Archives &... more
Henry J. Van Lennep (AC 1837) Sketches and Papers
Papers of Henry J. Van Lennep (Amherst College class of 1837), a missionary. Most of the collection consists of pencil sketches and watercolors of scenery, people and objects, chiefly Turkish but also some American. In addition, a small amount of personal papers include passports related to his... more
Jeffery Amherst Collection
Collection documenting the military career of Jeffrey Amherst in the British Army, including correspondence, portraits, news clippings, bills, and medals. The bulk of the collection spans 1757-1797. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in Amherst, MA.
Karl Loewenstein Papers
Materials produced by Karl Loewenstein (Amherst College faculty member 1936 - 1961) over the course of his career as a political scientist, professor, lawyer, and government advisor. Bulk of the collection comes from Loewenstein’s academic career and work for the U.S. Office of Military... more
Kennedy Convocation Collection
Photographs from President John F. Kennedy's visit to Amherst College for the groundbreaking ceremony for Robert Frost Library and a special convocation on October 26, 1963. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in Amherst, MA.
Manuscript Collection
Includes handwritten and illuminated 15th and 16th century religious and philosophical manuscripts, as well as the diary of a 19th century missionary to Armenia and a manuscript essay written by John Burroughs and edited by Walt Whitman. These material are held at Amherst College Archives &... more
Nelson Family Juvenilia Collection of Pamela Russell and Murray McClellan
Small, handwritten and illustrated works created by the three Nelson brothers during their pre-teen and teenage years growing up in Goshen, New Hampshire in the 1890's. Works include periodicals, books, catalogs and maps. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special... more
Orra White Hitchcock Classroom Drawings
Collection of drawings by Orra White Hitchcock, wife of Edward Hitchcock, for use in Hitchcock’s geology and natural history classes at Amherst College. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in Amherst, MA.
Photograph Albums of the Great Mino-Owari (1891) and Great Kanto (1923) Earthquakes
Two bound albums of photographs documenting the aftermath of the Nobi Earthquake (1891) and the Great Kanto Earthquake (1923), two of Japan's deadliest and most powerful recorded earthquakes. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in Amherst, MA.
Sidney Brooks (AC 1841) Papers
Sidney Brooks of Harwich attended Phillips Academy in Andover before attending Amherst College from 1837 to 1841. His papers include thirty-five letters, a ledger of his expenses, and writings from his school days. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in... more
Walt Whitman Collection
Contains manuscripts, correspondence, galley proofs, portraits, notes and printed material of Walt Whitman. Collected by William E. Barton (1861 – 1930). These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in Amherst, MA.
William Wordsworth Manuscript Collection
Contains manuscripts, correspondence, portraits, drafts and autographs of William Wordsworth. Collected by Cornelius H. Patton, Amherst class of 1883. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in Amherst, MA.
Younghee Kim-Wait (Class of 1982)/Pablo Eisenberg Collection of Native American Literature
Includes works by Native American authors dating from 1772 to 1923. The collection encompasses a wide range of subjects, from fiction and poetry to philosophy and tribal histories. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in Amherst, MA.