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Dean of Studies records

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: RG 07-13

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1960-1994

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted

Conditions Governing Use

Records restricted to use by office/department of origin for 25 years from date of record creation

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.

Extent

5.42 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

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.
Title
Dean of Studies , Records 1960-1994
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives and Special Collections.
Date
2011
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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