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Newton Shultis Papers

ca.1880-1938 (Bulk: 1893-1896)
10 boxes (10 linear feet)
Call no.: RG 050/6 1896 S58

Born on New Year's Day 1876 to Mark and Katie Shultis, Newton Shultis became a member of the Massachusetts Agricultural College Class of 1896. A resident of Medford, Mass., at the start of his college career, Shultis was described by his classmates in the yearbook as "the only man in the class who has not an enemy in college." An avid fan of the baseball and football teams, the former of which he was manger, Shultis was also a member of the Washington Irving Literary Society, DGK fraternity, and the YMCA, and he was known to have brought a Hawkeye camera with him to campus. After graduation, Shultis joined his father in the family grain shipping business in Boston where for many years he was a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Shultis died in Hopkinton, N.H. in 1956.

The Shultis papers include a selection of correspondence from Shultis to his parents during his college years, along with a remarkable array of ephemera, including his cadet's uniform with hat, belt, and bayonet scabbard; his graduation robes; a three-volume herbarium; three volumes of class notes and essays; 16 dry plate glass negatives; a Class of 1896 photograph album; and miscellaneous photographs, school books, and ephemera.

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Background on Newton Shultis

Newton Shultis Papers

Born on New Year's Day 1876 to Mark and Katie Shultis, Newton Shultis became a member of the Massachusetts Agricultural College Class of 1896. A resident of Medford, Mass., at the start of his college career, Shultis was described by his classmates in the yearbook as "the only man in the class who has not an enemy in college." An avid fan of the baseball and football teams, the former of which he was manger, Shultis was also a member of the Washington Irving Literary Society, DGK fraternity, and the YMCA, and he was known to have brought a Hawkeye camera with him to campus. After graduation, Shultis joined his father in the family grain shipping business in Boston where for many years he was a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Shultis died in Hopkinton, N.H. in 1956.

Scope of collection

The Shultis papers include a selection of correspondence from Shultis to his parents during his college years, along with a remarkable array of ephemera, including his cadet's uniform with hat, belt, and bayonet scabbard; his graduation robes; a three-volume herbarium; three volumes of class notes and essays; 16 dry plate glass negatives; a Class of 1896 photograph album; and miscellaneous photographs, school books, and ephemera.

Inventory

Baseball Association - Massachusetts Agricultural College
1896
Box 1: 1
Cards, programs - Massachusetts Agricultural College
1896, 1920
Box 1: 2
Captain Walter Mason Dickinson commemoration
1928
Box 1: 3
Correspondence
1893-1894
Box 1: 4
Notebook - Agriculture
1894-1895
Box 1: 5
Notebook - Entomology
ca.1895
Box 1: 6
Notebook - typed Government essay
ca.1896
Box 1: 7
Photographs - Clark, Penhallow, Penn Brooks, and Wheeler with Japanese students, Hokkaido Class of 1880
ca.1890
Box 1: 8
1892-1918
Box 1: 9
1894-1896, 1938
Box 1: 10
Photographic printing - copper plate of MAC Cadets
ca.1896
Box 1: 11
School books
1894-1921
Box 2
Contents:

Books from Shultis's time as a student at MAC, some with brief notes from that time period or from his re-readings in 1919-1921. Books include: Genung's "Practical Elements of Rhetoric," Hedges's "Common Sense in Politics," Martin's "The Human Body," and Royce's "The Hope of the Great Community."

Class of 1896 photograph album
1896
Box 4
Herbarium
ca.1895
Box 5-7
Cadet’s uniform
ca.1895
Box 8-9
Contents:

Box 8 is cadet hat, belt, and bayonet scabbard; and box 9 is jacket and pants.

Graduation gown
ca.1895
Box 10
1896
Box 10: 1
Clippings, decorations, notes
ca.1896
Box 10: 2

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Provenance

Acquired from Sally Harris, June 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Blake Spitz, July 2018.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Newton Shultis Papers (RG 050/6 1896 S58). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

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Subjects

  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--Alumni
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--Students

Contributors

  • Shultis, Newton [main entry]

Genres and formats

  • Herbaria
  • Military uniforms
  • Photographs

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