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Ad Hoc Committee on the Purposes of a Residential College records

 Sub-Series — Box: 1
Identifier: RG 03-03-02

Scope and Contents

Records of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Purposes of a Residential College contain meeting minutes, agenda correspondence, memoranda, pamphlets, questionnaires, newspaper articles, reports, lists of committee members, purpose statements, transcripts of speeches by members of the Student Government Association, student proposals for college rules, and statements on the rights and freedoms of students. The records address a range of issues such as student participation in institutional planning and decision-making, relaxing the policy requiring unmarried students to live on campus, consumption of alcoholic beverages by students on campus, self-scheduled exams, parietals, dress codes, and the honor code.

Dates

  • 1967 - 1969

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Use of the collection is governed by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Historical Note

The Ad Hoc Committee on the Purposes of a Residential College was established in 1967 by members of the Board of Trustees Committee on Religion and Student Life to assess the social dimension of the Mount Holyoke College experience. The committee's charge was to examine the role of a residential versus a commuter institution, a women's versus a coeducational college, and a private versus a public setting. The committee also provided a sounding board for the problems and desires of students. Members of the committee were two representatives from the Student Government Association; the parents of a student trustees Peggy (Irene) Gillette Steiner and Louis F. Oldershaw; faculty members Edward Chittenden and Isabelle B. Sprague; College administrators Ruth Warfel and Mary Tuttle; and Elizabeth Rogers, an alumna.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Records of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Purpose of a Residential College date from 1967-1969 and consist of minutes, agenda correspondence, memoranda, pamphlets, questionnaires, articles, reports, lists, purpose statements, transcripts of speeches by members of the Student Government Association, student proposals for college rules, and statements on the rights and freedoms of students . The records concern aspects of the regulation of student life at Mount Holyoke College and the role of students in institutional planning and decision-making.

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.
Title
Ad Hoc Committee on the Purposes of a Residential College, 1967-1969
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Author
Finding aid prepared by Patricia J. Albright.
Date
© 2007
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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