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RG I

Radcliffe College Governing Boards Records, 1878-1999: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: RG I
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Title: Radcliffe College Governing Board Records, 1878-1999
Date(s): 1878-1999
Quantity: 39.4 linear feet
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Minutes, correspondence, and other records concerning the founding of Radcliffe College, and of the governing boards of Radcliffe College.

Processing Information:

Reprocessed: November 1979
By: Jane S. Knowles

Access Restrictions:

Access. Series 5, 6, 16, and 17 are closed for 50 years except with the written permission of the Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Records in Series 5, 6, 16, and 17 must be screened by archivist before research use. Appointment may be required. Contact public services. Series 7 is closed for 80 years from the time of student's separation. Appointment may be required. Contact public services. Series 12, box 2 is closed until January 1, 2021. Series 15 is open except where noted. Microfilmed originals closed; use microfilm.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the Radcliffe College Governing Board Records is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Records may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Radcliffe College Governing Boards Records, 1878-1999; item description, dates. RG I, Series #, box #, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

HISTORY

Radcliffe College governing boards include the Council (former name: Executive Committee, 1882-1894) and the Board of Trustees (former names: Corporation, 1882-1894, and Associates, 1894-1930). Radcliffe's Administrative Board (formerly the Academic Board, 1882-1943) merged with the Administrative Board of Harvard University under the agreement of 1971.

Arrangement

Series or item arrangement, inclusive dates, physical description, volume:

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Council and Executive Committee records contain minutes, 1882-1999; correspondence, 1897-1914, including that of Chairman Frederick Cabot of the Finance Committee; and other materials relating to college fundraising, appointments, buildings and grounds, and student activities. Records of the Council's Committee on Higher Education of Women include minutes, correspondence, memoranda and questionnaires, 1944-1945. Questionnaires (from classes of 1888-1944) pertain to family, marriage and career patterns of Radcliffe students. Board of Trustees, Corporation and Associates records contain minutes, 1882-1999; correspondence, 1942-1980; and sub-committee materials. Administrative Board records include minutes concerning academic affairs, correspondence, and Standing Committee in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences' recommendations for degrees, 1889-1914.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Articles of incorporation
Barnard Hall (Cambridge, Mass.)
Bertram Hall (Cambridge, Mass.)
Bequests
Charters
Diplomas
Eliot Hall (Cambridge, Mass.)
47 Workshop
Greenleaf House (Cambridge, Mass.)
Whitman Hall (Cambridge, Mass.)
Women--Education (Higher)
Adams, Charles Francis, 1866-1954
Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, 1822-1907
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Ames, James Barr, 1846-1910
Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935
Boody, Bertha M., 1877-1943
Briggs, LeBaron Russell, 1855-1934
Buckingham, Mary Hyde
Cabot, Frederick Pickering
Coes, Mary, 1861-1913
Comstock, Ada Louise
Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926
Gilman, Arthur, 1837-1909
Goodwin, William Watson, 1831-1912
Harvard Law School--Admission
Harvard Medical School--Admission
Harvard University--Admission
Irwin, Agnes, 1841-1914
Jordan, W.K. (Wilbur Kitchener), 1902-1980
Longfellow, Alice M. (Alice Mary), 1850-1928
Lowell, A. Lawrence (Abbott Lawrence), 1856-1943
Lowell, Guy, 1870-1927
Radcliffe College. Academic Board
Radcliffe College--Administration
Radcliffe College. Administrative Board
Radcliffe College. Alumnae Association
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae
Radcliffe College--Archives
Radcliffe College. Associates
Radcliffe College. Board of Trustees
Radcliffe College--Buildings
Radcliffe College. Council
Radcliffe College--Degrees
Radcliffe College--Employees--Salaries, etc.
Radcliffe College. Endowment Fund
Radcliffe College Farm
Radcliffe College--Finance
Radcliffe College. Finance Committee
Radcliffe College--History
Radcliffe College. Radcliffe Auxiliary
Radcliffe College--Relations with Harvard University
Radcliffe College. Standing Committee in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on Instruction and Degrees at Radcliffe
Society for the Collegiate Instruction of Women (U.S.)
Whitman, Sarah
Yerxa, Sarah

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