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RG XIII

Radcliffe College. Radcliffe Career Services. Records of Radcliffe Career Services, 1918-1996: 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 XIII
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Radcliffe College. Radcliffe Career Services
Title: Records of Radcliffe Career Services, 1918-1996
Date(s): 1918-1996
Quantity: 177.18 linear feet (157 cartons, 41 file boxes, 1 folio+ box, 1 oversize box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Radcliffe Career Services records include office files of Director Phyllis Stein, Assistant Director Belle Brett, client notes, 1975-1986, by staff counselors, career workshops material, and office personnel files. Also records of the earlier Appointment Bureau and Radcliffe Career Planning Office.

Processing Information:

Processed: April 24, 1956; reprocessed: September 1984
By: Jane S. Knowles

Access Restrictions:

Access. Series 1, 2, 3, and 4 and Series 6, box 31 are available for research. Series 5.1 and 5.2 are closed for 80 years from the time of student's separation. The remainder of the collection is 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 Radcliffe Career Services 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. Radcliffe Career Services Records, 1918-1996; item description, dates. RG XIII, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Radcliffe Career Services records include office files of Director Phyllis Stein, Assistant Director Belle Brett, client notes, 1975-1986, by staff counselors, career workshops material, and office personnel files. Also records of the earlier Appointment Bureau and Radcliffe Career Planning Office, including Bureau office files and surveys; oral history transcripts, audiotapes, questionnaires, and draft of book entitled "The Great Balancing Act: Women Graduates of the Seven Sister Colleges, 1930-1980, Reflect on Their Work and Life Styles," based on a 1981 study by the directors of career services of the Seven Sister Colleges; publicity scrapbooks; card file of job opportunities for students; summer play group materials; and other papers pertaining to programs sponsored by the Bureau between 1918 and 1961. Also alumnae placement files containing students' employment histories, 1926-1988.
Series 1. Summer Play Group: correspondence, papers, record books in looseleaf note-books, binders and folders. 4 file boxes 1932-1943
Series 2. Scrapbooks of publicity about Appointment Bureau activities, 1931-1946. 1 folio+ box
Series 3. Job-calls, 1929-1935, 1946-1954. File cards arranged chronologically with an alphabetical breakdown by employer within each year. 1 box, 1 carton
Series 4. Office files and studies of the Appointment Bureau and Radcliffe Career Planning Office. Records of student employment, 1918-1961. 8 file boxes, 1 carton, 1 oversize box
Series 5.1 Placement files containing students' folders of employment records, testimonials and personal data, arranged alphabetically 1926-present. 81 cartons
Series 5.2 Client notes, arranged by counselor, 1975-1980. 15 cartons, 5 file boxes
Series 6. Office files of Radcliffe Career Services, 1975- Includes Assistant Director Belle Brett, 1975-1983 (in Boxes 1-3, 11-12); Workshops and other office material. Annual reports. 21 cartons, 23 file boxes
Series 7. Office records through 1996 when office closed. Includes director's speeches and other files, correspondence, workshops and programs, alumnae client intake and counseling files, audiotapes of workshops, appointment books, publicity, and evaluations. 32 cartons

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Oral histories
Transcripts
Women--Vocational guidance
Women--Employment--United States
Albro, Mary
Brett, Belle
Harvard University. Graduate School of Business Administration
O'Meara, Lucy
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae
Radcliffe College. Appointment Bureau
Radcliffe College. Radcliffe Career Planning Office
Stedman, Edith G. (Edith Gratia), 1888-1978
Stein, Phyllis Rosenstein

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