Collegiate Institution faculty resolution regarding the student petition against Lucius Field, 1822
|Title||Collegiate Institution faculty resolution regarding the student petition against Lucius Field, 1822|
|Abstract||A document stating that at a meeting of the faculty of the Collegiate Institution it was resolved that the petition of the Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman classes against the tutor Lucius Field cannot and ought not to be granted. The document lists the reasons for this resolution. It notes that the faculty also resolved that the things stated in the petition are groundless and slanderous and no student should have stated them or have consented others to stating them. The second page of the document explains further background on the issues between the students and Field, stating what, to the faculty, appeared to be the facts after examination of the case. The last page of the document provides the faculty's conclusions in regards to punishment of students. It states that the faculty has decided to treat the students with paternal tenderness and expect the good sense of the students will prevail after time for reflection, but should there be any further disorder or disrespect to the officers of the Institution, the faulty will proceed to notice them with all the severity required. This document has another version with slight modifications in Box 1 Folder 64 of this collection. The student petition referred to in this document is in Box 1 Folder 7 of this collection.|
This item is undated. The date range provided is drawn from the year Lucius Field was a tutor at the Collegiate Institution and the year the student petition against him was made.
Amherst College was conceived out of the previously existing Amherst Academy and was founded in 1821 as the Collegiate Institution. From 1821-1825 the College was known primarily as the Collegiate Institution or the Amherst Institution. In 1825 the institution was granted charter by the Massachusetts State Legislature and was thereafter known as Amherst College.
|Physical Description||1 item (4 pages)|
|Place of Production||Amherst (Mass.)|
|Subject||Collegiate Institution (Amherst, Mass.) – Discipline|
|Subject||College discipline – Massachusetts – Amherst|
|Subject||Teachers – Complaints against – Massachusetts – Amherst|
|Subject||Amherst College – History|
|Part of||Amherst College Early History Manuscripts and Pamphlets Collection|
|Finding Aid||View the finding aid for this item's collection|
|Repository||Amherst College Archives & Special Collections|
|Shelf Location||Box 1 Folder 65|
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