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Greenwich and Enfield House Records

 Collection
Identifier: HCA-18-001

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.

Dates

  • 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.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Materials documenting the management and activities of Greenwich House and Enfield House at Hampshire College from 1972 to 1983.

Arrangement

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.

Related Materials

Merrill House Records, 1969-1995 (RG.09.003)
Title
Greenwich and Enfield House Records
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Tyler Kydd, '15F.
Date
May 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Hampshire College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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