Mount Holyoke College Record Group 4.17:

Office of the President: David Bicknell Truman

    Coeducation Subject Files, 1960-1978 (bulk 1969-1978)


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Electronic Version Note

This electronic collection represents only a very small subset (2 folders) of a much larger body of archival records from the office of President David Bickell Truman. This material has been selected for digital access primarily because of its relevance to other coeducation materials digitized at Mount Holyoke College.

Series Description

Correspondence and memoranda of  David B. Truman, President of MHC 1969-78, concerning a broad range of issues concerning coeducation, especially but not exclusively at MHC.  Most of the correspondence is with alumnae and officials at other colleges that were similarly engaged in a serious consideration of coeducation on their own campuses.  A small body of early correspondence covering the years 1960-64 is also included.

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For additional digitized documents relating to the consideration of coeducation at Mount Holyoke College, see also:

Electronic Version Restrictions

Some correspondence in this record series is currently not available online, in accordance with general restrictions on records in RG 4 less than 25 years old. However, restricted items are described on the inventory.  Consult Mount Holyoke College Archives staff for more details.

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Coeducation Subject Files 1960-1971
Emerson, Mary Albrecht (Class of 1935)
TLS to President Richard G. Gettell
1960 December 28
Useem, Ruth Hill (Research Consultant, Michigan State U.)
TLS to President Richard Gettell
1964 February 12
Alexander, Brooke
TL to Ruth Hill Useem
1964 February 26
Wasserman, Elga (Yale College)
TLS to President Richard Gettell
1968 December 6
Hill, Mrs. Harry R. (1962 Class Agent)
TL to Ernie (Ernestine Stowell); + memo
1968 December 10
Groves, Marion Nash (Class of 1917)
ALS (copy) to Miss Cameron; + memo + reply
1968 December 22
Merritt, Ruth S. (Mt. Holyoke Club of Indiana)
TLS to Board of Trustees
1969 January 13
Coeducation Questionaire (Class of 1968)
annotated copy with additional note
n.d.
Perry, J. Christopher
TLS to Gerhard Loewenberg
1969 February 4
Tuttle, Mary E.
TL to Jean Lovejoy
1969 February 4
Mackall, Margaret R. 
ALS to Meribeth Cameron (Acting President)
1969 February 17
Meribeth E. Cameron (Acting President)
TL (copy) to Mrs. Henry C. Mackall
1969 February 19
Barbara Stephenson
TLS (copy) to Meribeth E. Cameron (Acting President)
1969 February 24
Tentative budget for coeduation study 1969 May 7
Elliott, Randle (President, Hood College)
TLS to Meribeth Cameron
1969 June 12
Tobias, Sheila (Cornell University)
TLS to President David Truman; + reply
1969 July 18
Matz, David (Assistant to the President, Hampshire College
TLS to President David Truman; + reply
1969 September 17
Hollander, Gayle D. (Hampshire College)
TLS (copy) to David Truman; + memo to Anthony Farnham
1969 October 14
Farnham, Anthony (Department of English)
Memo to President Truman
1969 November 19
Tuttle, Mary
Memo to Mr. Turman
1969 November 25
Truman, David
Draft TL to Calvin H. Plimpton (President, Amherst College); + memo
n.d.
Farnham, Anthony (Department of English)
Memo to President Truman
1969 December 4
Truman, David
Draft TL to Calvin H. Plimpton (President, Amherst College); + 3 memos
n.d.
Wilson, John D. (President, Wells College)
TLS to David Truman
1970 January 21
Wilson, John D. (President, Wells College)
Memo  to President Charles DeCarlo, et als.
1970 January 26
Perry, Marvin B. (Presient, Goucher College)
TL to President John D. Wilson
1970 January 30
Truman, David 
TL to John D. Wilson
1970 February 9
Truman, David
TL to Margery S. (Dean, Douglass College, Rutgers U.)
1970 February 17
Foster, Margery Somers
TLS to David Truman
1970 March 3
Perry, Marvin B. (President, Goucher College)
TL (copy) to John D. Wilson
1970 March 4
Wilson, John D. (President, Wells College)
TL (copy) to Marvin B. Perry
1970 March 10
Park, Rosemary (Vice Chancellor, UC Los Angeles)
TLS to David Truman; + reply
1970 April 9
Truman, David
Memo to the Faculty
1970 November 9
Ludwig, Clara R. (Board of Admissions)
Memo to Mary Tuttle
1970 November 13
Farnham, Anthony 
Memo to David Truman
1970 November 30
"Suggested release on the Fact-Finding Committee on Coeducation Report"; + memo [1970 December 1]
Galbraith, Virginia, James Nelson and Victoria Schuck
Memo to David Truman; + reply
1970 December 7
Truman, David
TL(copy) to Rosemary Park (UC Los Angeles)
1970 December 7
Nelson, Clifford C. (The American Assembly, Columbia  U.)
Memo to "Certain Presidents and Trustees; + note + reply
1970 December 17
Truman, David
Memo
1971 January 3
Holmes, Roger W.
TL (copy) to Robert G. Wiese
1971 January 27
Haas, Sister Geraldine (Fontbonne College)
TLS (copy) to Irma Rabbino (Office of Public Information);
+ 3 memos
1971 January 26
Shannon, Amalie R. (Assistant to the President, Cedar Crest College)
TLS to David Truman
1971 February 4
Giroux, Robert J. (President, Clarke College)
TLS to David Truman; + reply
1971 March 18
Eddy, Edward D. (President, Chatham College)
TLS to Mary E. Tuttle
1971 March 29
Eddy, Edward D. (President, Chatham College)
TLS to David Truman; + reply + memo + reply
1971 February 25
Oldershaw, Louis F.
TLS to David Truman
1971 May 3
Tuttle, Mary
Memo to Miss Ludwig
1971 October 8
Stevenson, Joan Morin (Class of 1952)
TLS to David Truman; + reply
1971 October 28
Saintonge, Conny
ALS to David Truman
1971 November 2
McLean, Sydney R. 
ALS to David Truman; + reply
1971 August 25
Davenport, Russell L. (former trustee)
TLS to David Truman; + reply
1971 November 8
Gerhart, Virginia (Class of 1970)
TLS to David Truman; + reply
1971 November 8
Andrews, Katherine S. (Dick)
ALS to Mary E. Tuttle
1971 November 9
Truman, David
Annotation on Memo
[1971 November 10]
Dillon, Mary T. Steyn
TLS to David Truman; + reply
1971 November 10
Piskor, Frank P. (President, St. Lawrence University)
TLS to David Truman; + reply
1971 November 10
Truman, David
Memo to Presidents Longsworth, Mendenhall, et al.
1971 November 11
Pfoutz, Dorothy McCall  (Class of 1948)
Postcard to David Truman
1971 November 10
Miller, Leslie (Class of 1973)
ALS to David Truman; + reply
1971 November 12
Line, Louise (Class of 1914)
TLS to David Truman
1971 December 9
Rabbino, Irma L. (Director of Public Information)
Memo to David Truman; + 2 letters
1971 December 9
Truman, David
TL (copy) to Lawrence K. Miller (Publisher, Berkshire Eagle)
1971 December 10
Hansen, Susan (Alverno College)
TLS to David Truman
1971 December 20
Elaine L. Weygand for David Truman
Memo to Mrs. Robert McClung
1971 December 22
Dunn, Lee J. Jr.
TLS to David Truman; + reply
1971 December 22
Tuttle, Mary
Memo to David Truman
1971 December 23
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