Massachusetts Campus Compact Records, 1992 -- 2009


Title: Massachusetts Campus Compact Records
Dates: 1992 -- 2009
Creator: Massachusetts Campus Compact
Call Number: MS128
Size: 15.6 Cubic Feet, 13 boxes
Permanent URL:
    Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University


This collection focuses on programs that select Massachusetts colleges and universities proposed to the Massachusetts Campus Compact (MACC). Significant topics include grant proposals for after-school programs and science, engineering, architecture, mathematics, and computer science (SEAMS) programs. Materials include correspondence and memos; financial records; grant proposals and award letters; meeting minutes, agendas, and notes; reports; clippings; publications; syllabi; and program evaluations and reviews.


This collection is organized into three series: Administrative Files; MACC Grant Programs, 1995-2002; Higher Education Consortium Grant Programs 1992-1997.


Biographical / Historical

MA Campus Compact (MACC), formerly known as Formerly Higher Education Consortium for Community Service Learning, is a state-wide membership organization of college and university presidents committed to promoting community service and service learning as critical components of higher education. MACC goals include advancing the practice of community service and the pedagogy of service learning in institutions of higher education; promote collaboration and partnerships between colleges, universities and their communities through programs which respond to specific local and regional needs; and build public awareness of the value of the reciprocal relationship between educational institutions and communities.

Initial efforts to form a higher education state-wide structure to promote student service began in 1992 through a partnership between the Massachusetts (MA) Department of Education, the MA Youth Service Alliance, and the MA National and Community Service Commission. Funding provided by the federal Corporation for National Service supported first collaborations in the creation of the MA Higher Education Consortium for Community Service Learning. These successful efforts led to the formation of an advisory council to continue the development of a state-wide structure to support and promote community service and service learning in higher education. At a landmark meeting at Tufts University with Senator Edward Kennedy on May 1, 1995, thirty-eight college presidents agreed to a proposal by the advisory council to form a state compact network of MA colleges and universities. Following this meeting, an Executive Committee of college and university presidents was formed and on June 5, 1995 the committee formally affiliated with national Campus Compact creating Massachusetts Campus Compact. In 1996 the MACC offices were established at Tufts University with twenty-three institutions joining as founding members.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list.

Use Restrictions

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see "Reproductions and Use" on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. No documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.

Collection History

Processing Notes

Original order was kept but cleaned up. Folders in series 001 and 003 keep original order, i.e., several red folders were filed within one labeled, hanging folder and are now filed within a larger white folder (folder-level entry in the database). Processed by Veronica Martzahl.

This collection is processed.

Custodial History

As of January 2006, there were two accessions: accession 1 coming from the Lincoln-Filene Center at Tufts University (initially listed as UA018) in 2000; accession 2 coming from the MACC office in 2005. Examination of documents showed that files are from one and the same office. Files originating from Lincoln-Filene cover the early years of the organization, until 1998, including earlier MACC grant programs such as the Learn and Serve project. All grants appear to be funded from the federal Corporation for National Service.

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Series Description

  1. MACC/Higher Education Consortium, administrative files, 1993 -- 2009

    This series contains administrative records for the Higher Education Consortium for Community Service Learning (Higher Education Consortium), later on MACC. Includes activity reports and program evaluations. The first folder contains historical information about the Higher Education Consortium/MACC which were photocopied from various other files in the series.

  2. Massachusetts Campus Compact Grants: IN and After School Grant Program, SEAMS, 1995 -- 2002

    This series includes various grant programs arranged alphabetically by grant, then chronologically within a grant, then alphabetically within a year. (1) After-School Grant Program: grant applications and funding records from individual universities. The after-school grant program was intended to support community service and service learning programs that engage college and university students in providing service to school-age youth in the after-school hours, and to foster the development of strong, sustainable campus/community partnerships. Funds for this grant program are allocated to MACC through its partnership with the MA National Community Service Commission. (2) Grants for science, engineering, architecture, mathematics, and computer science (SEAMS).

  3. Higher Education Consortium Grant Programs, 1992 -- 1997

    This series contains early grant programs through the Higher Education Consortium. These grant programs are also sponsored under the titles/agency of Massachusetts Community Service Commission (MCSC) and the Campus Consortia for Community Service. Grant programs include Higher Education Innovative Projects for Community Service, Learn and Serve Consortium, and direct grant applications to the Corporation for National Service.