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Springfield Amherst Summer Academy (SASA) Collection, 1969-1976
1 half archives box (0.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
SASA was a summer program for minority students from the Springfield, Mass. area. The collection includes application forms; curriculum materials including worksheets, "pre-tests" and tests; directory of participants; "SASA family alimni list"; and evaluations.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the SASA Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the SASA Collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Historical Note

The Springfield Amherst Summer Academy (SASA) was started in 1969 as the Amherst Summer Action Programs with girls at Smith College and boys at Amherst College. In 1970 it was called the Springfield Amherst Tutorial Program. The program was consolidated at Amherst College in 1971. In 1973 it was renamed SASA. It was designed for minority students from the Springfield, Mass. area, to provide them with on-campus living experience and daily classes in remedial studies and cultural enhancement.

The program was an "academic-oriented, live-in summer school program for fifty high school students (mostly from Springfield, Massachusetts)." It provided a structure of academic course work, workshops, and physical activities, as well as planned weekend activities. The participants lived "on a college campus for the purpose of satisfying a minimum of two objectives: establishing communication with Brothers and Sisters on the collegiate leadership level and developing a positive attitude towards collegiate/campus life."

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The documents include: application forms; curriculum materials including worksheets, "pre-tests" and tests; directory of participants; "SASA family alumni list"; and evaluations. The evaluations, in particular, are a useful, central source of information about the program.

The collection does not provide complete documentation of the program and its operations.

The collection is organized chronologically.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the SASA Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the SASA Collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Springfield Amhest Summer Academy (SASA) Collection [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Processing Information
Processed:1993 Aug
By:Anne Ostendarp


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Documents
1969

Box 1: folder 1
Documents
1970

Box 1: folder 2
Documents
1972

Box 1: folder 3
Documents
1973

Box 1: folder 4
Documents
1975

Box 1: folder 5
Documents
1976 Feb-May

Box 1: folder 6
Documents
1976 Jun-Dec

Box 1: folder 7

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Springfield Amherst Summer Academy.
  • Summer schools--Massachusetts--Amherst.


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