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Ad Hoc Committee on the Purposes of a Residential College Records, 1967-1969
1 box (0.2 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 3.3.2 (LD 7082 A1)

Abstract:
Records of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Purpose of a Residential College date from 1967-1969 and consist of minutes, agenda correspondence, memoranda, pamphlets, questionnaires, articles, reports, lists, purpose statements, transcripts of speeches by members of the Student Government Association, student proposals for college rules, and statements on the rights and freedoms of students . The records concern aspects of the regulation of student life at Mount Holyoke College and the role of students in institutional planning and decision-making.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

Unrestricted.

Restrictions on use:

Use of the collection is governed by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

Historical Note

The Ad Hoc Committee on the Purposes of a Residential College was established in 1967 by members of the Board of Trustees Committee on Religion and Student Life to assess the social dimension of the Mount Holyoke College experience. The committee's charge was to examine the role of a residential versus a commuter institution, a women's versus a coeducational college, and a private versus a public setting. The committee also provided a sounding board for the problems and desires of students. Members of the committee were two representatives from the Student Government Association; the parents of a student trustees "Peggy" (Irene) Gillette Steiner and Louis F. Oldershaw; faculty members Edward Chittenden and Isabelle B. Sprague; College administrators Ruth Warfel and Mary Tuttle; and Elizabeth Rogers, an alumna.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Records of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Purposes of a Residential College contain meeting minutes, agenda correspondence, memoranda, pamphlets, questionnaires, newspaper articles, reports, lists of committee members, purpose statements, transcripts of speeches by members of the Student Government Association, student proposals for college rules, and statements on the rights and freedoms of students. The records address a range of issues such as student participation in institutional planning and decision-making, relaxing the policy requiring unmarried students to live on campus, consumption of alcoholic beverages by students on campus, self-scheduled exams, parietals, dress codes, and the honor code.


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

Unrestricted.

Restrictions on use:

Use of the collection is governed by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Preferred Citation

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

Mount Holyoke College. Board of Trustees. Ad Hoc Committee on the Purposes of a Residential College, Archives and Special Collections, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA.

History of the Collection

Processing Information

Processed by Patricia J. Albright, 2007. Peter Carini and Juliana Kuipers assisted with the arrangement and description of these records from 1999-2002.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
8 Dwight Hall
50 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075

Phone: (413) 538-2013
Fax: (413) 538-2370

Email Reference Form: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/library/arch/forms/areq.htm
URL: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/library/arch/
Language
English


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Subjects
  • Honor system (Higher education)--Massachusetts--South Hadley.
  • Mount Holyoke College--Administration.
  • Mount Holyoke College--Records and correspondence.
  • Mount Holyoke College--Regulations.
  • Mount Holyoke College--Student life--1967-1969.
  • Mount Holyoke College--Students.
  • Mount Holyoke College. Board of Trustees. Ad Hoc Committee on the Purposes of a Residential College.
  • Mount Holyoke College. Board of Trustees. Committee on Religion and Student Life.
  • Student activities--Massachusetts--South Hadley.
  • Women college students--Massachusetts--South Hadley.

Genre terms
  • Corporation records.
  • Minutes.
  • Questionnaires.
  • Reports.
  • Speeches.


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