Amherst College faculty administrative records book, 1826 to 1842
An administrative records book with an initial note by Edward Hitchcock, Jr. stating "at the burning of Walker Hall in 1881 the five or six volumes of strictly Faculty Records were destroyed. The makeup of this volume is a gathering of papers preserved on the files of the Secretary of the Faculty. 1827-1842." Included are documents arranged in six sections, each covering varying topics: the House of Students (also called Commonwealth of the College); the Athenian, Alexandrian, and Social Union student literary societies; student disciplinary cases; legal proceedings relating to James C. Stuart v. Theodate Corson; faculty papers, and undated papers relating to student expenses and the faculty. Among the records are student petitions, student confessions, faculty resolutions and responses, curriculum plans, committee reports, statistics on courses, student society assignments, acts, and regulations.