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Sociology and Anthropology Department Records, 1974-
( linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 18.36 (LD 7092.8)

Abstract:
The Mount Holyoke College Sociology and Anthropology Department Records consist of reports; newsletters; brochures; news clippings; papers; 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 study of sociology first appeared in Mount Holyoke College's course bulletin in the 1899/1900 academic year as a course entitled "Principles of Sociology" in the Political Economics Department. In the 1905/1906 academic year, one subheading under the History Department included the study of sociology ("American History, Political Economics, and Sociology"). From 1906 to 1908, Politics and Social Economics was listed in the course bulletin. In the 1908/1909 academic year, the Economics and Sociology course of study was founded. The Department of Economics and Sociology, with its own chairperson and faculty, was established in the 1928/1929 academic year. In this year the Anthropology Department was also established as an independent entity. In 1949, however, the Anthropology Department disbanded and courses in anthropology were taught through the Department of Economics and Sociology. In 1971/1972, Sociology joined Anthropology to form the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Mount Holyoke College Sociology and Anthropology Department Records consist of reports; newsletters; brochures; news clippings; papers; and photographs. The annual reports of the department to the President of the College are held in the records. These reports contain information relevant to enrollment trends, majors, faculty activities, honor work, curriculum changes, lectures, faculty research and publications, courses offered, and personnel changes. The student run Anthropology Department newsletter can be found in the records. The newsletter included information pertaining to anthropology students and alumnae, Professor Harriet M. Allyn, faculty activities, and lectures. Brochures and clippings found in the records relate to the department itself, department projects, and a symposium. Student papers from an anthropology class in 1991 are included in the records. Both photographs are of faculty members in the department.


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:

Sociology and Anthropology 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


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