Barbara Mettler Papers
Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:
No access restrictions, except for physical condition of fragile materials.
Restrictions on use:
Copyright restrictions: Copyright of all published material held by the donor. Copyright of unpublished material will be held by the donor until January 2013, at which time it will become the property of Hampshire College.
Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:
Mettler, Barbara. The Barbara Mettler Papers, 1931-2002. Archives, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 01002
History of the Collection
After visiting Hampshire College with long-time student Nancy Lob in 1994, Barbara Mettler decided to leave her archival collection to the college in her will. After her death in 2002, the bequest was made by the Barbara Mettler Trust in 2003.
The collection was shipped to Hampshire College from the Tucson Creative Dance Center in sections from 2003 to 2005.
It was processed (using acid-free folders) and organized by Hampshire College archivist Susan Dayall. Obsolete AV formats such as 3/4" videocassette and open reel audiotape were copied to more usable formats such as DVD and audiocassette, but the originals were retained as well. The finding aid was completed in 2006.