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Dean of Studies Records , 1960-1994
7 (5.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG7.13 (LD7084.8)

Abstract:
The records of the Office of the Dean of Studies include annual reports, statistics, correspondence, committee minutes, budgets, proposals, advising and administrative procedures, and student applications.

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 Dean of Studies advised the upperclass students with academic concerns and leave of absences from the College. The Dean also supervised the Dean of First Year Studies and the Dean of Sophomore Studies activities as well as the Dean of International Affairs. The Dean of Studies position was created in 1970 by dividing the duties of the Academic Dean into two separate positions: Dean of the Faculty and Dean of Studies. The Dean of Studies was an appointed position filled by a member of the College faculty for a three year term. In 1992 the position of Dean of the College was reinstated. The Dean of the College position was originally created in 1920 and eliminated in 1929. The new Dean of the College duties included managing the academic deans offices which included the Dean of International Affairs, Deans of Studies, and the Dean of Learning Skills offices. The Dean of Studies reported to the new Dean of the College from 1992-1997. In 1997, the position of the Dean of Studies was eliminated and the duties were absorbed by Dean of the College. The position of Dean of Studies was held by Isabelle Baird Sprague, 1970/71; Joan Estelle Ciruti, 1971/72 -1973/74; Marilyn Pryor, 1974/75 - 1976/77; Harriet Pollatsek, 1977/78-1979/80; Robert B. Shilkret, 1980/81-1982-83; David R. Ellison, 1983/84-1985/86; Sarah Sutherland, 1986/87-1988-89; George Cobb, 1989/90-1991-92; Marilyn Pryor, 1992/93-1994/95; and John Rapoport, 1995/96-1997.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records of the Office of the Dean of Studies include annual reports, statistics, correspondence, committee minutes, budgets, proposals, advising and administrative procedures, and student applications. Information also contained in the documents include grants, fellowships, and scholarships as well as material about the Frances Perkins program, graduate study, the honor code, first years' orientation, transfer students, and study abroad programs. The records also document the Columbia Accelerated Program in Interdisciplinary Legal Education, DAAD (German Exchange Program), International Student Exchange Program, GTE Scholars Program, the Frances Harriet Williams Award, Mellon Fellowships, Twelve College Exchange, Beinecke Scholarships, Fulbright Grants, and the Luce Scholars Program.


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 the Dean of Studies 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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