Digitized content is made available through Amherst College Digital Collections (ACDC), with new collections added every year. Beginning in 2017, Frost Library is undertaking a significant digitization of college archives to provide a rich illustration of the history of Amherst College to coincide with the College’s Bicentennial in 2021.
Materials from Archives & Special Collections are available in digitized form, featuring selections from the literature, performing arts, natural history, missionaries and travel, Asian studies, and College history collections. Highlights:
- The Emily Dickinson Collection includes original poems, manuscripts and letters from Dickinson to family and friends, spanning her life from 1830 to 1886.
- 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.
- Younghee Kim-Wait (Class of 1982)/Pablo Eisenberg Collection of Native American Literature Includes works by Native American authors dating from 1772 to the present day. The collection encompasses a wide range of subjects, from fiction and poetry to philosophy and tribal histories.
A repository of open access articles and other scholarly works by Amherst College faculty, in support of the Open Access Resolution.
Holds over 130,000 images licensed for teaching and other educational purposes (requires Amherst login).