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RG V

Radcliffe College. Office of the Dean. Records of the Radcliffe College Office of the Dean, 1894-1965: 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 V
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
Title: Records of the Radcliffe College Office of the Dean, 1894-1965
Date(s): 1894-1965
Quantity: 3.75 linear feet (9 file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Records of Radcliffe College's Office of the Dean of Instruction, which supervised academic affairs.

Processing Information:

Processed: 1956. Reprocessed: December 1979
By: Jane S. Knowles

Access Restrictions:

Access. Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Radcliffe College Office of the Dean 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. Records of the Office of the Dean, 1894-1965; item description, dates. RG V, Series #, box #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

History

Radcliffe's Office of the Dean, established in 1894, was responsible for undergraduate and graduate academic and extra-curricular life. In 1934 the office was divided into the Office of the Graduate Dean and Dean of the College. A new position, that of Dean of Instruction, was created in 1946 to supervise academic affairs; the Dean of the College retained responsibility for student counseling, housing and extra-curricular affairs. As a result of reorganization in 1950, the Dean of Residence assumed responsibility for student housing and affairs, and the office of Dean of the College was in abeyance until 1963. With the creation of the House system in 1966, Deans of South, East and North Houses were appointed. They were replaced by Senior Tutors in 1970. With the Harvard/Radcliffe merger in 1971, undergraduate houses were administered by the Dean of Harvard College. The office of the Dean of Instruction ceased to exist in 1963 and the Office of the Dean of the College was reinstated at that time and continued until the merger. A Dean of Students was appointed in 1971 to administer fellowships and awards, and serve as liaison with the Harvard Dean of Freshman.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Series 1. Correspondence and papers of Mary Coes, 1894-1913, arranged alphabetically by subject or name of correspondent
Series 2. Correspondence and papers, 1922-1931 of the Office of the Dean, arranged alphabetically by subject and name within two chronological segments, 1922-1927, 1929-1931
Series 3. Scholarship Data, arranged chronologically according to the year in which scholarships were awarded, 1925-1965

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, 1822-1907
Baker, Christina Hopkinson
Baker, Ezra
Boody, Bertha May
Briggs, Le Baron Russell, 1855-1934
Bureau of International Research of Harvard University and Radcliffe College
Coes, Mary, 1861-1913
Comstock, Ada Louise
Cronkhite, Bernice Brown, 1893-1983
Gilman, Arthur, 1837-1909
Humphrey, Caroline
Irwin, Agnes, 1841-1914
Jordan, Frances Ruml, 1899-1980
Kittredge, George Lyman, 1860-1941
Park, Marian Edwards
Radcliffe College--Admission
Radcliffe College--Buildings
Radcliffe College--Funds and scholarships
Radcliffe College. Office of Women's Education
Radcliffe College. Radcliffe Auxiliary
Radcliffe College--Student housing
Radcliffe College--Students
Seelye, Clark
Sherman, Rose, 1873-1952
Shorthall, Mary C.
Thomas, M. Carey (Martha Carey), 1857-1935
Whitman, Sarah Wyman, 1842-1904

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