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Students of Under-Represented Cultures and Ethnicities (SOURCE) Records

Identifier: HCA-13-01-002

Scope and Contents

Materials in the collection include records documenting the takeover of the Dakin Master's House by SOURCE in 1988 and the Cole Science Center occupation in 1992; newsletters for SOURCE, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Cultural Center; and miscellaneous material.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1988 - 2001

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

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

SOURCE (Students of Under-Represented Cultures and Ethnicities) is a coalition of multi-cultural student groups based at the Lebrón-Wiggins-Pran Cultural Center at Hampshire College. Established as the Third World Organization in 1972, SOURCE changed its name in December 1981 "citing the ambiguity and subordination implied by the term 'Third World.'" (Tim Shary, A History of Student Activities, 1978-1982) From February 23-March 1, 1988, SOURCE occupied the Dakin Master's House to protest racism on campus and the lack of institutional support for students of color. The creation of the Lebrón-Wiggins-Pran Cultural Center was one of the institutional changes that resulted in response to this action.


.83 Linear Feet (Two document boxes)

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Materials mostly documenting the activities the student group SOURCE (Students of Under-Represented Cultures and Ethnicities) at Hampshire College, known until 1981 as the Third World Organization.

Cultural context

SOURCE records
Finding Aid
Finding Aid prepared by Tyler Kydd and Angelina Altobellis, 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