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RG VB

Radcliffe College. Office of the Dean. Records of the Radcliffe College Office of the Dean, 1955-1978: 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 VB
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, 1955-1978
Date(s): 1955-1978
Quantity: 5 linear feet (12 file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Records of Radcliffe College's Office of Women's Education, which served as an advisory and advocacy body for women students and administered awards and fellowships, internship and extra-curricular programs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

These records were received from the Office of the Radcliffe Forum in August, 1978

Processing Information:

Reprocessed: July 1983
By: Jane S. Knowles

Access Restrictions:

Access. Records are closed for 50 years from the date of creation except with the permission of the Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Student records are closed for 80 years from the time of separation. Records must be screened by archivist before research use. Appointment may be required. Contact public services.

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. Records 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, 1955-1978; item description, dates. RG VB, box #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

History

The Office of Women's Education was established with half-time staff under the aegis of the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid in 1972 by President Horner to ensure equal opportunities for women on campus. It offered an advisory and advocacy service for women in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. It became an independent office under Director Judith. Walzer in 1974. The activities of the office included career and concentration meetings, advice to women's organizations (Radcliffe Union of Students, Radcliffe-Harvard Women's Center, Association of Black Radcliffe Women), the organization of class events (Fresmen Core Program, Junior Parent's Day, Tree-trimming etc.) and the publication of A Woman's Guide to Harvard and Cliffe Notes, a monthly newsletter. It administered grants to graduate women, prizes and fellowships and an internship program. It organized a luncheon series at the Bunting Institute where graduate women could meet informally with staff, Bunting Fellows and faculty. Another purpose was to study the undergraduate experience. Among its research studies were: a study of older women students, a study of prizes and fellowships and a study of athletic opportunity at Harvard.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Office correspondence, budgets, studies and reports; records of programs, prizes and social events organized for students, 1972-1977.

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Additional Index Terms

Women--Education (Higher)
Women's studies--Massachusetts--Cambridge
Horner, Matina
Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997
Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute
Project on the Status and Education of Women (Association of American Colleges)
Radcliffe Choral Society
Radcliffe College--Funds and scholarships
Radcliffe College. Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute
Radcliffe College. Office of the Associate Dean
Radcliffe College. Office of Women's Education
Radcliffe College. Radcliffe Career Services
Radcliffe College. Radcliffe Forum
Reid, Elizabeth Aub
Walzer, Judith

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