Springfield Amherst Summer Academy (SASA) Collection
Scope and Contents
The documents include: application forms; curriculum materials including worksheets, "pre-tests" and tests; directory of participants; "SASA family alumni list"; and evaluations. The evaluations, in particular, are a useful, central source of information about the program.
The collection does not provide complete documentation of the program and its operations.
- Springfield Amherst Summer Academy (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
There is no restriction on access to the SASA Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.
Conditions Governing Use
Requests for permission to publish material from the SASA Collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.
Biographical / Historical
The Springfield Amherst Summer Academy (SASA) was started in 1969 as the Amherst Summer Action Programs with girls at Smith College and boys at Amherst College. In 1970 it was called the Springfield Amherst Tutorial Program. The program was consolidated at Amherst College in 1971. In 1973 it was renamed SASA. It was designed for minority students from the Springfield, Mass. area, to provide them with on-campus living experience and daily classes in remedial studies and cultural enhancement.
The program was an "academic-oriented, live-in summer school program for fifty high school students (mostly from Springfield, Massachusetts)." It provided a structure of academic course work, workshops, and physical activities, as well as planned weekend activities. The participants lived "on a college campus for the purpose of satisfying a minimum of two objectives: establishing communication with Brothers and Sisters on the collegiate leadership level and developing a positive attitude towards collegiate/campus life."
0.25 Linear feet (1 half archives box)
Language of Materials
SASA was a summer program for minority students from the Springfield, Massachusetts area. The collection includes application forms; curriculum materials including worksheets, "pre-tests" and tests; directory of participants; "SASA family alimni list"; and evaluations.
The collection is organized chronologically.
- 1993 August
- Anne Ostendarp
- Anne Ostendarp
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.