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Office of Admissions records

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: RG 07-03

Scope and Contents

The records of the Office of Admission include correspondence (1963-1980); annual and semiannual reports (1920-1992); subject files, including "Accreditation" and "Freshman Research Program"; publications (1920s-1996); and photographs. The materials provide information on the strengths and weaknesses of Mount Holyoke's applicant pool; the college characteristics sought by the applicants, and how they ranked Mount Holyoke with other colleges, in terms of academic superiority, community's friendliness, and social life, the academic and extracurricular ability and achievements of the incoming classes; and informative brochures about the college for prospective applicants.


  • 1920 - 1996

Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

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

Historical Note

The Board of Admissions was originally formed in 1917 from a Standing Committee consisting of the President, Dean, Registrar and three professors. In addition to this Committee, an Executive Secretary to the Board of Admissions was appointed in 1922, to be replaced by the Director of Admissions in 1940. For several years the Director of Admissions functioned within the Office of the Academic Dean and later in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. A separate Office of Admissions was eventually formed in 1975.


7.09 Linear Feet (13 boxes)

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The records of the Office of Admission include correspondence (1963-1980); annual and semiannual reports (1920-1992); subject files,publications (1920s-1996); and photographs.

Office of Admissions Records, 1920-1996
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Finding aid prepared by Archives and Special Collections.
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Repository Details

Part of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Repository

50 College Street
8 Dwight Hall
South Hadley MA 01075-6425 USA