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Committee on Buildings and Grounds Records, 1929-1996
5 boxes (1.45 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 3.3.5 (LD 7082 A1)

Abstract:
Records of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds, established in 1908 as the Building Committee, date from 1929-1996 and chiefly concern the construction and renovation of facilities, improvements to the campus, and the purchase and sale of property at Mount Holyoke College. Materials consist of minutes and agenda, reports, architectural plans, correspondence, financial records, memoranda, and lists.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

Meeting Minutes for March 2, 1984-January 11, 1986, are unrestricted. Other records are restricted to use by the Board of Trustees for 50 years from date of record creation.

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 Committee on Buildings and Grounds, established in 1908 as the Building Committee, has general supervision of the construction of new buildings and oversees major repairs, renovations, and improvements to the buildings and grounds at Mount Holyoke College. Trustees as well as College administrators serve on the committee.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Records of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds date from 1929-1996 and concern the purchase and sale of property by Mount Holyoke College, improvements to the campus, and the construction and renovation of buildings at the College. Documents are arranged in three series: Meeting Minutes and Records Concerning New Facilities and Renovations; Reports; and Architectural Plans and Proposals and Meeting Minutes. Meeting Minutes and Records Concerning New Facilities and Renovations (1929-1981) contain minutes and agenda, reports, architectural plans, correspondence, financial records, memoranda, and lists. Many of the records concern the purchase or sale of property by the College and the construction of or improvements to buildings, including dormitories, science facilities, and Kendall Hall (the gymnasium). There are also references to improving walkways and caring for trees on campus, adding parking spaces, and maintaining or extending water and sewer lines. Reports (1954-1977) contain information about the funding new construction efforts and the acquisition and sale of property as well as progress reports on the design and construction of facilities. These documents include information about the development of the Jewett Lane area for faculty housing. Architectural Plans and Proposals and Meeting Minutes (1978-1996) concern maintenance and construction of buildings and improvements to the grounds, including work that was done part of Mount Holyoke's Master Plan that began in the early 1980s. These records include information about the creation of a student center in Blanchard Hall; expansion and renovation of library and physical education facilities; energy conservation efforts on campus; and construction of the Equestrian Center. Some of these records also concern the development of the Village Commons shopping complex in South Hadley Center.


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

Meeting Minutes for March 2, 1984-January 11, 1986, are unrestricted. Other records are restricted to use by the Board of Trustees for 50 years from date of record creation.

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. Committee on Buildings and Grounds Records, 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

Contents List
Meeting Minutes and Records Concerning New Facilities and Renovations,
1929-1981


Meeting minutes
1929-1939

Box 1: folder 1
Meeting minutes
1941, 1944-1949

Box 1: folder 2
Meeting minutes
1950-1954

Box 1: folder 3
Meeting minutes
1955-1957

Box 1: folder 4
Meeting minutes
1958-1960

Box 1: folder 5
Meeting minutes
1961-1963

Box 1: folder 6
Meeting minutes
1964-1967

Box 1: folder 7
Meeting minutes
1968-1971

Box 1: folder 8
Meeting minutes
1972-1977, 1981 (memorandum

Box 1: folder 9
New facilities and renovations
1957-1966

Box 2: folder 1
New facilities and renovations
1967-1968

Box 2: folder 2
Reports
1954-1977


1954-1965


Box 3: folder 1
1966-1970


Box 3: folder 2
1971-1977


Box 3: folder 3
Architectural Plans and Proposals and Meeting Minutes
1978-1996


Master Plan architectural plans and proposals
1985-1986

Box 4: folder 1
Meeting minutes
1978-1980

Box 4: folder 2
Meeting minutes
1981-1982

Box 4: folder 3
Meeting minutes
1983

Box 4: folder 4
Meeting minutes
March 2, 1984-January 11, 1986

Box 4: folder 5
Meeting minutes
March-November 1986

Box 4: folder 6
Meeting minutes
1987

Box 4: folder 7
Meeting minutes
1988

Box 4: folder 8
Meeting minutes
1989-1991

Box 5: folder 1
Meeting minutes
1992-1994

Box 5: folder 2
Meeting minutes
1995-May 1996

Box 5: folder 3

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Mount Holyoke College. Board of Trustees. Committee on Buildings and Grounds.
  • Mount Holyoke College--Administration.
  • Mount Holyoke College--Buildings.
  • Mount Holyoke College--Campus.
  • Mount Holyoke College--Finance.
  • Mount Holyoke College--Planning.
  • Mount Holyoke College--Records and correspondence.
  • South Hadley (Mass: Town).

Genre terms
  • Architectural records.
  • Corporation records.
  • Financial records.
  • Minutes.
  • Reports.


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