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Merrill House Records, 1969-1995
2.3 Linear Feet (5 document boxes and one half-size document box)
Collection number: RG.09.003

Abstract:
This collection documents the activities of Merrill House, a student residence at Hampshire College, from 1969 to 1995.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for research.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes. Permission to use or publish text or images from this collection must be obtained from the Hampshire College Archives and Special Collections.

Hampshire College Archives and Special Collections

Biographical / Historical

Merrill House was the first student residence to be inhabited at Hampshire College. Designed by architect Hugh Stubbins and built in 1970, it was named after Charles E. Merrill, a Hampshire trustee. The construction was funded by a grant from the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. Much of the initial planning for the Houses (the student residences at Hampshire) took place in Merrill.

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises text-based materials, including primarily newsletters, committee meeting minutes, policy and procedure documents, and correspondence.

The collection is organized into three series:

  • I. Fred, the Merrill House newsletter, 1970-1988
  • II. Merrill House Committee Records, 1969-1976
  • III. House Office Files, 1969-1995


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

This collection is open for research.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes. Permission to use or publish text or images from this collection must be obtained from the Hampshire College Archives and Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

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

Merrill House Records, 1969-1995, Hampshire College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst, MA.

History of the Collection

Materials were acquired in multiple accruals from students, faculty and staff associated with Merrill House.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Tyler Kydd, April 2016.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Hampshire College Archives & Special Collections
Johnson Library Center
Hampshire College
Amherst, MA 01002
Language
English

Contents List
Series I: Fred, the Merrill House Newsletter
1970-1988


Merrill House Newsletter, 1970-


Box 1: folder 1
Fred (Merrill House Newsletter), 1979-


Box 1: folder 2
Fred, 1982-1983


Box 1: folder 3
Fred, 1983-1984


Box 1: folder 4
Fred, 1984-1985


Box 1: folder 5
Fred, 1985-1986


Box 1: folder 6
Fred, 1986-1987


Box 1: folder 7
Fred, 1987-1988


Box 1: folder 8
Fred, Miscellaneous Issues


Box 1: folder 9
Series II: Merrill House Committee
1969-1976


Merrill House Conference, 1969


Box 2: folder 1
Merrill House Committee, 1969


Box 2: folder 2
Merrill House Committee, 1970-1972


Box 2: folder 3
Merrill House, 1973-1974


Box 2: folder 4
Merrill House, 1975-1976


Box 2: folder 5
Series III: House Office Files
1969-1995


Merrill House Committee, 1969-1971


Box 3: folder 1
House Master Postion


Box 3: folder 2
Low Life Cafe, 1976


Box 3: folder 3
Merrill House/Business Office


Box 3: folder 4
Merrill House Courses


Box 3: folder 5
Merrill House Governance


Box 3: folder 6
Merrill House Library, 1970


Box 3: folder 7
Publications


Box 3: folder 8
Student Employees


Box 3: folder 9
Budget, 1980-1989


Box 4: folder 1
Hampshire Hiltons (Housing policies), 1976-1989


Box 4: folder 2
House Courses, 1970-1971


Box 4: folder 3
House Courses, 1972-1975


Box 4: folder 4
House Courses, 1977-1978


Box 4: folder 5
Politics of House Courses, 1971-1973


Box 4: folder 6
House Operations, 1977-1982


Box 4: folder 7
House Program Proposals, 1977-1978


Box 4: folder 8
Merrill House Year End Report, 1977-1978


Box 4: folder 9
Sample Room Contracts, 1977-1983


Box 4: folder 10
Security


Box 4: folder 11
Advising


Box 5: folder 1
Assistant Master and RA Job Descriptions


Box 5: folder 2
Budget, 1971-1974


Box 5: folder 3
Budget, Miscellaneous


Box 5: folder 4
Campus Telephones


Box 5: folder 5
Community Council Funding Applications, 1984


Box 5: folder 6
Core Committee Minutes, 1977


Box 5: folder 7
Correspondence, 1978-1979


Box 5: folder 8
Drug Use


Box 5: folder 9
Governance


Box 5: folder 10
Grievance Procedures


Box 5: folder 11
Handicapped


Box 5: folder 12
House Staff Training


Box 5: folder 13
Housing


Box 5: folder 14
Housing Regulations


Box 5: folder 15
Miscellaneous


Box 5: folder 16
Off-Campus Housing


Box 6: folder 1
Operations Committee, 1974-1977


Box 6: folder 2
Pets


Box 6: folder 3
Student Assistants


Box 6: folder 4
Weaving Courses


Box 6: folder 5
Yurt


Box 6: folder 6
Merrill House Guest Book, 1970-1995


Box 6

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Subjects
  • Dormitory life
  • Hampshire College
  • Hampshire College -- Planning
  • Hampshire College -- Students


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