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Merrill House Records

Identifier: HCA-18-002

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises text-based materials, including primarily newsletters, committee meeting minutes, policy and procedure documents, and correspondence.


  • Creation: 1969 - 1995

Conditions Governing Access

This 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.

Biographical / Historical

Merrill House was the first student residence to be inhabited at Hampshire College. Designed by architect Hugh Stubbins and built in 1970, it was named after Charles E. Merrill, a Hampshire trustee. The construction was funded by a grant from the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. Much of the initial planning for the Houses (the student residences at Hampshire) took place in Merrill.


2.5 Linear Feet (6 document boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection documents the activities of Merrill House, a student dormitory at Hampshire College, from 1969 to 1995.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were acquired in multiple accruals from students, faculty and staff associated with Merrill House.

Hampshire College Merrill House Records
Finding Aid
Finding aid prepared by Tyler Kydd
April 2016
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Language of description note
Finding aid is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Hampshire College Archives and Special Collections Repository