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COLLECTION Identifier: B/R125b

Radcliffe College Class of 1966 Radcliffe Written History Project Questionnaires, 2023


Radcliffe Written History Project questionnaires completed by eight members of the Radcliffe College Class of 1966.


  • Creation: 2023

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the questionnaires in the Radcliffe College Class of 1966 Radcliffe Written History Project is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library.

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


13.25 Megabytes

The collection consists of biographical information and Radcliffe Written History Project questionnaires completed by 35 members of the Radcliffe College Class of 1966. The Written History Project questionnaire was adapted from questions asked by the Radcliffe College Club of San Francisco in their Radcliffe College Alumnae Oral History Project. Questions were intended to record alumnae memories of the Radcliffe College undergraduate experience and how it influenced their life choices. Questionnaires are divided into seven sections: applying to Radcliffe, arriving at Radcliffe, academics, life as a Radcliffe student, Radcliffe and its connection to the future, retrospect, and identity and connection to Radcliffe. Responses were received from Elayne Archer, Margaret Lesser Bach, Judith Goodman Barisonzi, Marian C. Bennett, Marsha Siegel Berzon, Patricia M. Brenza, Cathleen Cohen Cavell, Carol Wortman Christian, Virginia Weisell Dike, Jean Herriot Emans, Lee Warner Eyler, Kathleen Foote, Mimi Gerstell, Nancy Greep, Doreen Hazel, Barbara Gevene Brown Hertz, Madelyn Jamison Holmes, Catherine Boulton Hughes, Marion Luyken Jetton, Hilary Josephs, Mary Louise Loulie Hoffman Kent, Ellen Lake, Judith Larzelere, Mary Mackey, Annette Samton Marcus, Florie Michelson Maynard, Kathleen McVey, Marion Christina Nelson, Rae Greenbaum Paltiel, Betsy Anne Wilson Pelz, Susan Burchell Profeta, Rosalinda Reynolds Ratajczak, Ann Peck Reisen, Martha Schoenemann, and Linda Vallee. Also included is a summary of the questionnaire responses compiled by project organizers Virginia Dike and Betsy Pelz.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2023-M165

The Radcliffe College Class of 1966 Radcliffe Written History Project questionnaires were given to the Schlesinger Library by Virginia Dike and Betsy Pelz in November 2023.

Processing Information

Processed: January 2023

By: Johanna Carll

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Radcliffe College Class of 1964 Radcliffe Written History Project Questionnaires, 2023: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Processing of this collection was made possible by the Alice Jeannette Ward Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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