Selected publications (selected based on rights status) in Series 1 of the Amherst College Student & Alumni Publications Collection are now available in ACDC.

The collection includes literary, humor and news publications, largely written and edited by Amherst College students and alumni, but also including Five-College publications and publications edited by the college for students and alumni.

Front page of February 18 1970 Amherst Student with headline of "Blacks Seize Buildings"
Front page story in the February 1970 Amherst Student: Black students from across the 5 Colleges occupy Amherst College buildings in a show of strength and as a demonstration of Black community.

Amherst College students have been creating and publishing their own work from the earliest years of the school. From the handwritten La Critique (1829) through the Student (the campus newspaper, published since 1869), on to Gaia (2015-2016), an environmentally-themed magazine, the student publications are extensive and eclectic. The second half of this collection consists of alumni publications, including the Amherst Graduates’ Quarterly (1911-1949) and Amherst, the current alumni magazine (1949-present). Five-College publications include collaborative student-created publications written for the Five-College community.

This large collection records student and alumni experiences, creativity, news, and events throughout much of the college’s history. Most aspects of college life are reflected in one or more publications found here, no matter your interest—athletics, literature, social events, or political action. Given the size of this collection, we will be digitizing material throughout the Bicentennial project.

Series 1 of this collection was scheduled for digitization and description in Year One (2018) of our Bicentennial project. Copyright issues and other challenges delayed its ingest slightly and it was ingested into ACDC in Year Two (2019) of the project.

Series 4 and Series 6 of this collection is scheduled for digitization and description in Year Two (2019) of our Bicentennial project.

Titles by Amherst students (some publications changed titles over time):

Titles by Amherst alumni:

  • Amherst Alumni Council News
  • Amherst Alumni News/Amherst magazine
  • Amherst Graduate Quarterly Bulletin
  • Amherst Graduate Quarterly
  • Amherst Letter/Parents’ Letter

Titles by Five College students:

  • Consider
  • Five College International Forum
  • Five College Third World Newsletter
  • Han Ma Um Korean-American Journal of the Five Colleges
  • An Insider’s Guide to the Five Colleges
  • Shofar
  • Third World Watch – The Five College Student Newspaper
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