Moratorium Photographs

black and white photograph of Amherst, MA featuring Amherst College, 1800s

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Amherst College’s Moratoria in the spring of 1969. As the library digitizes materials from our college archives, we are adding images that capture scenes from this momentous time at Amherst. These are part of the massive Amherst College Photographer Records series in the Amherst College Digital Collections.

For some context, see the Moratoria finding aid which describes the materials collected in the college archives about these events. You can also read articles in the Amherst Student from 1969,  blog posts on the “The Beginnings of Black Studies at Amherst, “Days of Dialogue,” and “Student Activism” from the Archives & Special Collections and the page on “Black Moratorium” in the Amherst Reacts digital project by the 2016 Digital Scholarship Summer Fellows.

Here is a selection of images you can see in our digital collections. Can you find the two dogs in this set?