Amherst College Coeducation Collection, 1870-1997

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An artificial collection of reports, committee records, newspapers and other publications related to the College's consideration of traditionally all-male education vs. coeducation. (The Board of Trustees officially adopted coeducation on Nov. 2, 1974.) Official college records include President's reports and records of the President's Task Force on College Size and Coeducation (1971), Committee on Educational Policy (1974, which resulted in the "Casebook on Coeducation"), and the Select Committee on the Quality of Undergraduate Life (1980).

Series List

  1. General Materials
  2. Anniversaries, 1984-1996
  3. Clippings and Other Published Materials, 1868-1998
  4. Planning for Coeducation and its Consolidation, 1970-1974

  5. Sub-series A: Responses Within the College Community
    Sub-series B: Preliminary and Final Reports, Drafts and Correspondence
  6. Final Coeducation Report, 1974

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  • Campbell, Mavis Christine. Black Women of Amherst College.  Amherst College Press, 1999.  (Copies are available in Amherst College's Frost Library or  may be ordered through the Amherst College Public Affairs Office, P.O. Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002-5000.)
  • Haydel, Auban, and Kit Lasher. The Fairest College? Twenty Years of Women at Amherst. 1997. (Available through the Amherst College Office of Alumni Relations, Box 2220, Amherst, MA 01002-5000)
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