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Office of Admissions Records, 1920-1996
10 (6.63 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG7.3 (LD7084.8)

Abstract:
The records of the Office of Admission include correspondence (1963-1980); annual and semiannual reports (1920-1992); subject files,publications (1920s-1996); and photographs.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

Restricted

Restrictions on use:

Records restricted to use by office/department of origin for 25 years from date of record creation.

Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

Historical Note

The Board of Admissions was originally formed in 1917 from a Standing Committee consisting of the President, Dean, Registrar and three professors. In addition to this Committee, an Executive Secretary to the Board of Admissions was appointed in 1922, to be replaced by the Director of Admissions in 1940. For several years the Director of Admissions functioned within the Office of the Academic Dean and later in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. A separate Office of Admissions was eventually formed in 1975.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records of the Office of Admission include correspondence (1963-1980); annual and semiannual reports (1920-1992); subject files, including "Accreditation" and "Freshman Research Program"; publications (1920s-1996); and photographs. The materials provide information on the strengths and weaknesses of Mount Holyoke's applicant pool; the college characteristics sought by the applicants, and how they ranked Mount Holyoke with other colleges, in terms of academic superiority, community's friendliness, and social life, the academic and extracurricular ability and achievements of the incoming classes; and informative brochures about the college for prospective applicants.


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

Restricted

Restrictions on use:

Records restricted to use by office/department of origin for 25 years from date of record creation.

Preferred Citation

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

Office of Admissions Records, Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, MA.

History of the Collection


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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