About the Hampshire Image Text and Sound Archives
The mission of the Hampshire Image Text and Sound Archives is to preserve and make accessible the records of Hampshire College as well as the creative and scholarly output of its students and faculty. In The Making of a College, by Franklin Patterson and Charles R. Longsworth (found on the archives web page here), the authors refer to the library as the “educative aorta of the College.” The Hampshire Image Text and Sound Archives is an important part of the heart of the College, providing access to institutional heritage. The archives--not a dark, dusty room tucked away in a corner--are an important part of the pedagogy and legacy of Hampshire College.
Open archives hours will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. Eastern Time (appointments are not necessary for these times). Other times are by appointment with the archivist. Appointments can be made by calling 413.559.5761 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Archives access is available to Hampshire College faculty, staff, and enrolled students as well as alums; Five College patrons; and researchers from outside the local area. In-person access to the archives is possible by appointment with the archivist and during open hours in the archives (see Hours/Days below).
Collections are described in online finding aids
Division IIIs are available online
Select collections have been digitized and are available for use
Unique materials with a more artistic focus are cataloged and available in the Museums 10 database
Hampshire College events and student Division III work are collected and exhibited on the Hampshire College Vimeo collection
Please contact email@example.com for help using any of these online resources.
You can also fill out a Material Request Form here and submit it online if you need assistance locating materials in the archives.
Some archival material has access restrictions for reasons of confidentiality or condition.
The Hampshire College Archives adheres to the ALA-SAA Joint Statement on Access: Guidelines for Access to Original and Research Materials.
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