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Conference Committee records

 Sub-Series — Box: 1
Identifier: RG 03-03-12

Scope and Contents

Materials relating to the Conference Committee date from 1942-1955, 1967-1969, and 1985-1993 and include records of the Board of Trustees Conference Committee, the Faculty Conference Committee, the Joint Conference Committee (comprised of members of both the Trustee and Faculty Conference Committees) and the Student Conference Committee. Records include minutes or other summaries of meeting, correspondence, reports, questionnaires, student surveys, and lists. Topics discussed in these records include admissions standards, the responsibilities of academic department chairs, changes to the curriculum, the creation and maintenance of a diverse community within the College, lesbian, gay and bisexual concerns, faculty and staff benefits, and possible candidates for Mount Holyoke College honorary degrees.


  • Creation: 1942-1993

Conditions Governing Access

Records restricted to use by the Board of Trustees for 50 years from date of record creation.

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 Conference Committee (sometimes known as the Committee on Conference), was established in 1925 in response to a proposal made by Mount Holyoke faculty members. The purpose of the Committee was to promote cooperation and communication among College trustees, the faculty as represented by members of the Faculty Conference Committee, and students as represented by members of the Student Conference Committee (also known as the Student Advisory Committee to the Trustees). Members of the committee are also involved in the selection of recipients of honorary degrees from the College.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Records of the Conference Committee, established in 1925 to promote cooperation and communication among Mount Holyoke College trustees, faculty members, and students, date from 1942-1955, 1967-1969, 1985-1993 and include minutes, correspondence, reports, questionnaires, surveys, and lists.

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.

Conference Committee Records, 1942-1955, 1967-1969, 1985-1993
Finding Aid
Finding aid prepared by Patricia J. Albright.
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Repository Details

Part of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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South Hadley MA 01075-6425 USA