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RG VII

Radcliffe College. Office of the Dean of Residence. Records of the Radcliffe College Office of the Dean of Residence, 1925-1971: 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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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: RG VII
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Radcliffe College. Office of the Dean of Residence
Title: Records of the Radcliffe College Office of the Dean of Residence, 1925-1971
Date(s): 1925-1971
Quantity: 10.43 linear feet (25 file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Records of Radcliffe College's Office of the Dean of Residence, which was responsible for discipline, parietals, living arrangements, and student extracurricular activities.

Processing Information:

Processed: April 26, 1956; reprocessed March 26, 1979
Reprocessed by: Beth Robertson

Access Restrictions:

Access. Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Radcliffe College Office of the Dean of Residence 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. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Radcliffe College. Office of the Dean of Residence. Records of the Office of the Dean of Residence, 1925-1971; item description, dates. RG VII, Series #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

HISTORY

The Dean of Residence, first appointed in 1949, was responsible for discipline, parietals, living arrangements, and student extracurricular activities. The office was reorganized in 1962 and phased out in 1971 when Harvard took over responsibility for Radcliffe undergraduate living arrangements. The first Dean of Residence was Mary Churchill Small (1949-1953), followed by Emily B. Lacey (1953-1957), Frances R. Brown (1957-1959), and Catharine Williston (1959-1962). Other executives in the office included Mary H. Winslow (1962-1965), Susan Olson Bolman (1965-1967), and Genevieve Austin (1967-1971). Prior to 1943, correspondence was handled by the Dean of the College.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Series 1. Student activities: correspondence and papers 1925-1963, arranged alphabetically according to subject matter; letter size; 3 file boxes.
Series 2. Student activities at Radcliffe: correspondence, constitutions, charters and lists 1943-1962. Arranged alphabetically by club title; letter size; 1 file box.
Series 3. Student activities, Harvard-Radcliffe combined and general: correspondence and papers 1952-1964. Arranged alphabetically by club title; letter size, 1 file box.
Series 4. Correspondence and papers 1955-1960, arranged alphabetically by subject. 2 file boxes, letter size.
Series 5. Correspondence and papers c. 1960-1962, arranged alphabetically by subject; letter size; 2 file boxes.
Series 6. Correspondence and papers 1944-(1962-1971), arranged alphabetically by subject; letter size; 15 file boxes.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

College student government--Massachusetts--Cambridge
College theater--Massachusetts--Cambridge
Radcliffe News
Student activities--Massachusetts--Cambridge
Austin, Genevieve
Bolman, Susan Olson
Brown, Frances R.
Freud, Anna, 1895-1982
Harvard University--Student housing
Lacey, Emily B.
Radcliffe Choral Society
Radcliffe College--Admission
Radcliffe College--Buildings
Radcliffe College. Office of the Dean of Residence
Radcliffe College--Societies, etc.
Radcliffe College--Student housing
Radcliffe College--Students
Radcliffe Government Association
Radcliffe Union of Students
Small, Mary Churchill
Students for Democratic Action
Williston, Catharine
Winslow, Mary H.
World Federalist Association (U.S.)

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