Tuesday, April 1, 2008

From the Preservation Lab

This week a series of informational pamphlets published by the Massachusetts Agricultural College, now the University of Massachusetts Amherst, are being repaired and rehoused.

These pamphlets, dating from 1910 to 1927, provide information on correspondence courses offered by the college. Beekeeping, farm management and orcharding were just a few of the classes available to persons unable to attend the college campus. While the courses have changed over time, the college continues to provide extensive learning opportunities to persons outside of the Amherst area.

Each pamphlet will receive any necessary repairs and will be placed into a preservationally sound enclosure to ensure the safe-keeping of these documents dating from the university's early history.