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RG IX, Series 8-14

Radcliffe College. Alumnae Association. Records of the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association (Series 8-14), 1887-2005 : 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 IX, Series 8-14
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Radcliffe College. Alumnae Association
Title: Records of the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association (Series 8-14), 1887-2005
Date(s): 1887-2005
Quantity: 60.15 linear feet (35 cartons, 56 file boxes, 2 half boxes, 1 folio+ box) plus 1 folio+ folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Records of the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association include minutes of the Association and its committees, 1887-1985; deceased alumnae files with correspondence, biographical data, questionnaires and clippings; centennial survey questionnaires; financial record books, 1905-1949; scrapbooks, 1889-1967; correspondence of the executive secretary and treasurers, 1899-1988; committee correspondence and reports; conference material; correspondence and biographical information about award recipients; and reunion material.

Processing Information:

Processed: April 1956; reprocessed March 1980.
Updated: September 2015
By: Anne Engelhart

Access Restrictions:

Access. Portions of the collection are closed.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association 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 Alumnae Association Records, 1887-2005; item description, dates. RG IX, Series #, box #, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Related Materials:

See also Radcliffe College. Alumnae Association. Class collections, 1890-1985 (RG IX, Series 7) and Radcliffe College. Alumnae Association. Records of the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association, 1887-1990 (RG IX, Series 1-6).

HISTORY

The Harvard Annex Alumnae Association was established in 1887 and renamed the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association in 1897. It was administered by a president, a board of managers and an executive secretary (who was first appointed in 1920) and included representatives who served on the Board of Trustees of Radcliffe College. Since 1908 the Association has published an alumnae directory and since 1916 The Radcliffe Quarterly. The Association has also been involved in other activities such as fundraising and special programs; overseeing the Radcliffe clubs; and coordinating annual class reunions. Three annual awards are given by the Association: the Founders Award, the Alumnae Recognition Award and the Graduate Medal. Alumnae representatives meet every two years at the Alumnae Council (formerly the Conference of Radcliffe Representatives) held at Radcliffe.

ARRANGEMENT

The collection is arranged in 14 series:

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Records of Series 8-14 of the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association include files of committees, projects and sponsored events; conference material, including programs, reports and correspondence, of Radcliffe Representatives, 1926-1952, and its successor, the Alumnae Councils, 1956-1985. Also 1928 alumnae questionnaires; correspondence and programs of area Radcliffe clubs and joint Harvard/Radcliffe clubs and printed reunion books for Class of 1894 to 1985.

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Additional Index Terms

Questionnaires
World War, 1914-1918--United States--Participation, Female
World War, 1939-1945--United States--Participation, Female
Briggs, Elizabeth, 1863-1937
Opel, Jane Rainie
Radcliffe College. Committee Investigating Professional Opportunities for Women
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae--Societies, etc.
Radcliffe College--History
Ullian, Frieda Silbert

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