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ABC Program Records

 Series — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: General Material A, Folder: ABC Program Fol. 1
Identifier: RG 11-01

Scope and Contents

These records include reports (1965-), correspondence (1965-69), student publications (1969), student evaluations (1969), general material (1964-), and photographs (1965-). There are detailed analysis of the Program by instructors and advisors, and information concerning the selection of resident tutors for the Program. Literary booklets produced with student writing and artwork are included, along with brochures, newspaper clippings, press releases, programs, and lists of faculty and students.

Dates

  • 1965

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 ABC Program (A Better Chance) began at Mount Holyoke College in 1965 with funds from the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, and was designed to improve educational opportunities for talented girls with few resources. It was modeled on a similar program held for boys at Dartmouth College. Originally, it ran for eight weeks during the summer to provide a transition from public to private school. In 1973 it evolved into a year-long program in which girls lived in a Mount Holyoke-donated house, and attended South Hadley High School. It closed its doors in 1982 due to insufficient funding.

Extent

0.96 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

These records include reports (1965-), correspondence (1965-69), student publications (1969), student evaluations (1969), general material (1964-), and photographs (1965-).
Title
ABC Program Records, 1965
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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