This sub-group of the Board of Trustees Records contains minutes taken at Amherst College Board of Trustees meetings. For the Bicentennial project, we plan to only digitize the meeting minutes which are past the 50 year embargo from date of creation. Researchers interested in the activity and history of the Board of Trustees of Amherst College specifically and boards of trustees of higher ed institutions generally will find material of interest in this collection.
In addition to the original manuscript minutes, we have typescript transcriptions of minutes covering the years 1825-1923. The transcriptions were authorized by the trustees of Amherst College in 1939 and completed by 1946. We plan to digitize one of our four copies of the typed transcriptions and create OCR files to enable full-text searching of this subset of minutes.
This collection is scheduled for digitization and description in Year Two (2019) of our Bicentennial project.
For more information
- You can check out the collection’s finding aid online.
- You can also view our technical documentation for this project.