The Alumni Office Public Records document the active work of the Alumni Council, the Society of the Alumni, and the Alumni Association on behalf of Amherst College over much of the 20th century (1922-1992).  The Society’s work includes fundraising, events for alumni, parents, and community, and general support for the growth and development of the College as a whole. The records contain correspondence, committee and general meeting minutes, printed material, and other administrative records relating to capital campaigns and other financial support, as well as to events such as reunions and alumni weekends, parents’ programs, and alumni travel programs.

Page from the 1924 - 1948 ledger of minutes of the Executive Committee of the Alumni Council
Page from the 1924 – 1948 ledger of minutes of the Executive Committee of the Alumni Council

For the Bicentennial, we will be digitizing the meeting minutes from the Society of the Alumni. The digitized material will provide an overview of the substantial changes for Amherst College over the past century, including coeducation, increased diversity among alumni, students, faculty, and staff, and major curriculum changes. The minutes also document alumni contributions to long-range planning for the College over time, and reflect alumni ideas and responses to the College’s growth and change over the years.

This collection is scheduled to be digitized and described during Year Two (2019) of the Bicentennial project.

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