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Zilkha Center records

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Identifier: RG-017

Scope and Contents

The Zilkha Center Records document the activities of the Center to promote sustainability and environmental education on the Williams campus and beyond. Dating from 2007 to the present, the records include the Sustainability website, presentations, correspondence, images (accessible from the archived website), and subject files. Highlights include a 2008 progress report, a 2008 sustainability plan, and a 2011 sustainability plan. The records also include documentation of the Farmington collaborative solar project, website, and the Farmington Solar Project oral histories.


  • Creation: 2007 - 9999

Conditions Governing Access

The Zilkha Center web archive and artifacts are available for research. Access to the Farmington Oral History Project records restrictions is subject to release forms. Other Records are restricted 4 years from the date of creation.

Conditions Governing Use

In consultation with Special Collections staff, reproductions of unrestricted material may be made upon request. Farmington Oral History Project may be subject to access restrictions. Material in this collection may be subject to copyright.

Biographical / Historical

The Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives is committed to protecting and enhancing the natural and built environment in which we learn, work, and live. We research, investigate, support, promote and implement sustainability programs and educational initiatives. We work with faculty, staff and students, and local and national organizations to deepen our understanding of our impact on the earth’s resources and our responsibilities for developing a sustainable future. In working towards that future, we aim to support the global effort to advance environmental sustainability. To succeed, we must balance environmental, social and economical considerations in all of our decisions and actions. At the core of our approach is the belief that sustainability means meeting the needs of our current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

In the fall of 2007, the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives was established with a generous donation from Selim Zilkha, Class of 1946.


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Zilkha Center records are organized chronologically by accession number.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Zilkha Center records are transferred in accordance to their office records retention schedule.

Zilkha Center Records
Drmacich, Jessika
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Repository Details

Part of the Williams College Archives Repository

Sawyer Library
26 Hopkins Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267