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COLLECTION Identifier: RG IX, Series 7

Class collections of the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association, 1893-2001

Overview

Radcliffe class collections contain material relating to the activities of students and alumnae and include minutes of class meetings, reunion material, photographs of alumnae, and autobiographical and biographical information on individual alumnae.

Dates

  • 1893-2001

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

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. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Extent

35.57 linear feet ((67 file boxes, 6 folio boxes, 1 folio+ box, 1 card file box) plus 1 roll box, 2 folio+ folders, 1 oversize folder, 3 supersize folders)

Radcliffe class collections contain material relating to the activities of students and alumnae and include minutes of class meetings, reports on the graduating class, reunion material, photographs of alumnae, and autobiographical and biographical information on individual alumnae. Materials, some of which were compiled by class secretaries, document the Classes of 1883-1943, 1945-1984, and 1986-1989. Records in this series supplement the individual alumnae biographical folders and printed reunion reports.

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: R79-1, R79-45, R80-66, R82-44, R83-11, R83-13, R83-18, R83-CR34, R86-8, R86-20, R87-26, R87-35, R88-42, R89-CR6, R91-4, R92-7, R93-8, R94-11, R95-11, R95-15, R95-16, R95-20, R96-10, R96-16, R97-25, R97-29, R98-2, R98-3, R99-1, R2000-36, R2001-20, R2004-CR16, R2014-CR8

SEPARATION RECORD

Donor: Martha Taylor, February 25, 1980

The following item has been removed to the Series 7, Motion Pictures, of the Radcliffe College Archives motion picture and videotape collection (RG XX).

  1. Class of 1918. Film of 10th reunion, 1928.

Processing Information

Processed by: Barbara N. Kravitz, 1996-1997; Isabelle Bland Dry, 1983-1998; Vicky Clisham, January 1994; Judy Berck, July 1981; Jane S. Knowles, 1985-2004

Reprocessed: March 2022

By: Johanna Carll

Title
Radcliffe College. Alumnae Association. Class collections of the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association, 1893-2001: A Finding Aid
Author
Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
eng
EAD ID
sch01149

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

The preeminent research library on the history of women in the United States, the Schlesinger Library documents women's lives from the past and present for the future. In addition to its traditional strengths in the history of feminisms, women’s health, and women’s activism, the Schlesinger collections document the intersectional workings of race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class in American history.

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