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Hampshire College Communications Office Records

Identifier: HCA-04-03-001

Scope and Contents

Materials created or acquired by the Communications Office at Hampshire College. The collection is arranged into seven series.

Series I: Press includes news clippings that document Hampshire College in the local and national press.

Series II: News Releases includes press releases documenting events and other topics of importance to the Hampshire community.

Series III: Hampshire Newsletters contains publications produced by the Communications Office.

Series IV: General Subject Files contains memos and correspondence on people, events, and other topics of importance to the Hampshire community.

Series V: Radio and Television Press contains recordings from local and national radio and television stations with stories about Hampshire College and interviews with its faculty, staff, and students.

Series VI: Photographic Files contains comprehensive photographic documentation of students, faculty, staff, as well as events, buildings, and grounds. It inclues photographic prints, sides, and negatives.

Seris VII: Faculty/Staff Photographic Files contains portraits of Hampshire College faculty and staff.


  • Creation: 1965 - 2008

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes. Permission to use or publish text or images from this collection must be obtained from the Hampshire College Archives and Special Collections.

Due to their fragility, service copies of audiovisual items may need to be made before viewing or listening. Please consult Archives and Special Collections staff for more information.

Biographical / Historical

The Office of Communications oversees media relations, public relations, branding, graphic design, and publications for Hampshire College. It was known previously as the Office of Public Relations.


35.45 Linear Feet (85 Document Boxes)

Language of Materials



Publications, clippings, press releases, memos, correspondence, reports, fact sheets, photographs, and audiovisual recordings created or acquired by the Communications Office at Hampshire College.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were acquired in multiple accruals from the Communications Office. Future accruals are expected.

Genre / Form

Hampshire College Communications Office Records, 1965-2008
Finding Aid
Collection processed by Susan Dayall ca. 1990-2008. Finding aid updated by Angelina Altobellis and Tyler Kydd in 2016.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
The finding aid is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Hampshire College Archives and Special Collections Repository