Greenwich and Enfield House Records
Scope and Contents
Materials documenting the management and activities of Greenwich House and Enfield House at Hampshire College from 1972 to 1983. Records include policies and procedures; committee minutes, notes, and agendas; reports; plans and proposals; and house newsletters.
- 1972 - 1983
Conditions Governing Access
Due to privacy concerns, Series VI: Disputes is restricted. Contact Archives and Special Collections for more information. The collection is otherwise open for reasearch.
Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish text or images from this collection must be obtained from the Hampshire College Archives and Special Collections.
Biographical / Historical
The original vision for the House system at Hampshire, outlined in 1969 in "Planning Bulletin #2: The House Plan at Hampshire College" by Robert C. Birney, was to "create a living-learning environment in which intellectual curiosity and development will thrive." To this end, the College was "organized into units called Houses, each of 250-300 students and each with its own living, dining, and academic facilities." Opening in 1972, Greenwich House and Enfield House were named after two of the four towns flooded for the creation of the nearby Quabbin Reservoir, though in early plans for the College, Enfield was named House IV. In the period documented by this collection, Greenwich and Enfield were managed by a single House office. Each house had a different "House Master," a faculty member assigned to the house whose role was to foster community within their house and organize a variety of academic programming.
1 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)
Language of Materials
Materials documenting the management and activities of Greenwich House and Enfield House at Hampshire College from 1972 to 1983.
This collection is arranged into eight series: I. Policies and Procedures; II. Meeting Minutes, Notes, and Agendas; III. Reports; IV. Planning and Evaluation; V. Newsletters; VI. Disputes; VII. Speakers; VIII. Miscellaneous. All series are organized in chronological order.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Materials were acquired prior to 2015, presumably from staff in the Greenwich and Enfield House offices.
- Dormitory life Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Hampshire College--Students Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Greenwich and Enfield House Records
- Finding Aid
- Finding aid prepared by Tyler Kydd, '15F.
- May 2016
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- Finding aid is in English.
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