Five College Archives and Manuscript Collections
Home >> Mount Holyoke College Archives & Special Collections >> Biological Sciences Department Records
Mount Holyoke College seal
Biological Sciences Department Records, 1924-
1 box (0.3 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 18.6 (LD 7092.8)

Abstract:
The Mount Holyoke College Biological Sciences Department records contain articles; newspaper clippings; brochures; announcements; reports; correspondence; memoranda; press releases; examinations; blueprints; and photographs.

Terms of Access and 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 Mount Holyoke College Biological Sciences Department has existed as a formal academic department at the College since the 1964/1965 academic year. Prior to this time, and since the inception of the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in 1837, courses had been taught in Botany, Physiology, and Zoology. In the 1941/1942 academic year, the College offered to students an interdisciplinary course of study called "Biology," combining courses and laboratory and field work in the three biological sciences offered: Botany, Physiology, and Zoology. This interdisciplinary major was offered until 1963/1964. In the following academic year, the courses from the Botany, Physiology, and Zoology Departments were grouped together to form the Biological Sciences Department.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Mount Holyoke College Biological Sciences Department records contain articles; newspaper clippings; brochures; announcements; reports; correspondence; memoranda; press releases; examinations; blueprints; and photographs. The records include historical sketches of the department. Articles and clippings generally pertain to events, announcements, grants, special programs, exhibition descriptions, and equipment acquisitions. The brochures offer descriptions of the Biological Sciences Department. Reports include the annual reports of the department to the President of the College (1964/1965- ). The correspondence and memoranda are chiefly written by and to faculty and staff and relate to grants and acquisitions, including a grant proposal. The examinations included are from various courses in the Biological Sciences Department. The announcements and press releases chiefly pertain to special events, such as exhibitions and lecture series. The blueprints for the Environmental Control Cabinet are included in these records. The photographs mainly depict students, faculty, and staff in classrooms, in laboratories, and at department events.


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

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:

Biological Sciences Department 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


Questions about this collection? Contact the archives
Home | Help | About | Search