Guide to the Holleran Center Records, 1996-2016

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Overview of the Collection

Administrative History

Scope and Content Note

Administrative Information

Restrictions

Subjects and Contributors

Arrangement

Detailed Description of the Collection


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives, Connecticut College
Creator: Connecticut College.
Title: Holleran Center records
Dates: 1996-2016
Call Number: RG26.02
Extent: 1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language: In English
Abstract: Administrative records for the Holleran Center, 1996-2016

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Administrative History

The Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy at Connecticut College is a multidisciplinary academic center that advances teaching, learning, research, and community collaborations. Established in March 1996 as the Center for Community Challenges, the Center sought to develop a program which integrated research, teaching, and service learning with the aim of "preparing students for lives of civic engagement and leadership while collaborating with community partners to advance the public good."

Funded initially by grants from the Surdna and Lucent Foundations, the Center was endowed by Jerry and Carolyn Holleran ’60 and renamed the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy in 1999. The Center currently administers three programmatic areas: Community Partnerships; Community Learning Pedagogical and Research Development; and the certificate Program in Community Action (PICA). Past community initiatives and research projects include neighborhood enhancements, youth development, math and science curricular design, literacy initiatives, urban health programs, and micro-economic lending.

Developed as a three-year program integrating classroom studies in the liberal arts with experiential learning in local and global communities, the Program in Community Action requires students to complete five courses outside the major, including the PICA Gateway Course; a junior seminar course designed to develop knowledge and skills in community action; a senior seminar with PICA scholars; a capstone project integrating research and course work to address a particular community challenge; and a 300 hour community internship typically done between the junior and senior years. PICA graduated its first cohort of thirteen students in May 2000; as of May 2016, 344 students have completed the program.

 

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the administrative records for the Holleran Center, including annual reports, event and program information, alumni material, and documentation of the development and activities of the Program in Community Action.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item], Folder, Box, Holleran Center Records. Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives, Connecticut College.

Processed By

Rebecca Parmer, 2016

Acquisitions Information

Transferred by Penney Jade Beaubrun, Holleran Center Assistant Director for Alumni Development and Publications, 2016 [Accession 2016-010].

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Subjects and Contributors

 
Names:
Gaudiani, Claire
Holleran, Carolyn
Organizations:
Connecticut College
Subjects:
Civic improvement
Community leadership
Community organization
Service learning

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Arrangement

Organized into five series, and then chronologically within: General, PICA, Programs and Events, Publications, and Photographs

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection

Series I: General

General administrative records, including informational material about the mission and history of the Holleran Center, annual reports, alumni development activities, and requests for proposals for faculty research and course initiatives.

Box Folder Description Date(s)
11 General Information and Pamphlets c.1996-2000, 2016
2 Connecticut College Downtown 1997-c.1999
3-11 Annual Reports (9 folders) 1998-2007
12 Service Learning Course and Research Initiatives 1998-2001, 2007, 2014-2015
13 Social Entrepreneurship Initiative undated
14 Alumni Survey 2014
15 Alumni Development Progress Report 2014-2015

Series II: Program in Community Action (PICA)

Documenting the development and activities of the Program in Community Action (PICA), this series includes program handbooks, recruitment pamphlets and fact sheets, certificate information, and student presentations and other work. Of interest are the senior handouts describing studentsí program of study, as well as the Gateway Course final reports detailing student experiences with community partner collaborations.

Box Folder Description Date(s)
1 16 General Information 1999-2000
17 Handbooks 1997-2007
18-20 Banquet and Conference (3 folders) 2000-2007, 2015-2016
2 1 Certificate Ceremony 2001-2007, 2016
2-4 Gateway Course Final Projects (3 folders) 2001, 2004, 2005
5 Gateway Course Presentation Programs 2003-2007, 2015
6-15 Senior Project Handouts (10 folders) 2004-2007, 2009-2010, 2012, 2014-2016

Series III: Programs and Events

Flyers, programs, and invitations for Holleran Center events, including campus collaborative programs, the Centerís annual Walk to End Homelessness, and the Common Ground, Common Hour series, a public colloquium founded in 1998 which features dialogues with leading experts from public life and the academy about active citizenship in a democracy. Also included are materials for the Holleran Centerís Exhibiting Activism showcase, which highlights activist art, social entrepreneurship, and alumni work in the community, activist art, and social entrepreneurship.

Box Folder Description Date(s)
3 1 Naming Celebration 1999 December 3
2 Common Ground, Common Hour Event Flyers 1999-2005
3 Miscellaneous Event Programs and Flyers 1999-2007, undated
4 Exhibiting Activism 2004-2006
5 20th Anniversary Gala, 2016 2016
6 Walk to End Homelessness undated
7 Alumni Events  

Series IV: Publications

Newsletters and publications, including the Guidebook for Partners in Policymaking. Compiled by J. Allen Winter, Professor of Sociology at Connecticut College, in partnership with the Holleran Center, the guidebook was designed to help advocates navigate the Connecticut General Assembly as they try to address the needs of people with disabilities.

Box Folder Description Date(s)
3 8 Guidebook for Partners in Policymaking 1999
9 Impact 1999-2006
10 HC In Action 2006-2007, 2013
11 Alumni in Action 2014-2015

Series V: Photographs

Photographs of Holleran Center programs and events, including Gateway Course final presentations, events and programs, and certificate presentation ceremonies.

Box Folder Description Date(s)
3 12 Gateway Course Final Presentations 1999-2002
13 Workshop with Juliette Beck, Global Exchange 2000 September 15
14 Senior Banquet 2000-2001
15 PICA Certificate Ceremony 2000-2006
16 Gateway Class TRIP to Washington, DC 2001 March 10-17
17 Year End Picnic 2001 May 6
18 Gateway Class TRIP to New York City 2002 April 12
19 PICA Ice Cream Social 2002 May 7
20 HC/OVCS Holiday Baskets 2002 December
21 Exhibiting Activism 2004 April 14

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