The Amherst College Commencement Collection contains commencement programs, news articles, speeches, class week programs and schedules of events, tickets for events held during class week and commencement, poems, student addresses and other items relating to commencements. We have chosen to digitize only the commencement programs from this collection for the time being, since these are particularly valuable for researchers.

Program of the 1936 Amherst College commencement ceremony
Program of the 1936 Amherst College commencement ceremony

The contents of the commencement programs varies by year, but often includes information such as the names and hometowns of the graduates, names of speakers at the ceremony, and lists of members of honors societies.

This collection is scheduled for digitization and description in Year One (2018) of our Bicentennial project.

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