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Sloan Foundation Grant records

Identifier: MC-220

Scope and Contents

The Sloan Foundation Grant records include records documenting the Sloan Foundation's operations. The records date from 1985-1993.


  • 1985 - 1993

Conditions Governing Access

The Sloan Foundation Grant Records is open for research. Researchers are encouraged to contact Special Collections staff prior to a visit.

Conditions Governing Use

In consultation with Special Collections staff, reproductions may be made upon request. Material in this collection may be subject to copyright.

Biographical / Historical

The Sloan Foundation operated a program designed to increase the presence of technology in liberal arts colleges, ca. 1985-1993. Donald Beaver directed the program, joined for part of the time by Professor of Physics Stuart Crampton as co-director. Williams received $250,000 for a first 5 year grant, and another $250,000 for a renewal grant, with matching funds from the College. As a result technology in liberal arts courses increased at Williams. One of the most successful and long lasting was Professor Larry Kaplan's Chemistry and Crime, which focused on forensic chemistry.


2.0 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

L2 F5a

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Donald deB. Beaver, 2016.
Sloan Foundation Grant records
Sanchez, Aramis
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Williams College Archives & Special Collections Repository

Sawyer Library
26 Hopkins Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267