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COLLECTION Identifier: RG II, Series 1

Records of Radcliffe College President Le Baron Russell Briggs, 1903-1925

Official Radcliffe College correspondence of Le Baron Russell Briggs, professor and second president of Radcliffe College.

Dates

  • 1903-1925

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Le Baron Russell Briggs 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

5.42 linear feet (13 file boxes)

The papers consist of the incoming correspondence of the President's office, 1903-1925, and carbon copies of the president's outgoing correspondence in indexed bound volumes, 1909-1925. Among correspondents are: Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Charles William Eliot, Abbot Lawrence Lowell, Radcliffe deans: Agnes Irwin, Mary Coes, Bertha May Boody, Christina Hopkinson Baker and Marion Edwards Park, and the Radcliffe Associates (Trustees). Major subjects include: the day-to-day governance of the college, Harvard/Radcliffe relations, the teaching relationship with Harvard faculty, Harvard faculty salaries, course offerings, admissions, financial aid, policies regarding the residence of Afro-American students in Radcliffe dormitories and other Afro-American student issues, the debate over the quota for Jewish students at Harvard and the admission of women to the Harvard Medical School. Letters also discuss fundraising, Radcliffe property, and the construction of dormitories. The letters reveal Le Baron Russell Briggs' concerned guidance of the young college in its relationship with Harvard.

The papers are arranged in two subseries: outgoing and incoming correspondence.

Series 1.1. Boxes 1-3. Outgoing correspondence in 6 bound volumes, each containing approximately 1000 numbered pages, 1909-1925. The correspondence for 1903-1909 is found in the letter books of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Archives. Each letter book contains it's own index of names. A separate index of subjects is included here.

Series 1.2. Boxes 4-13. Incoming correspondence, arranged in folders alphabetically by name of correspondent or organization with a separate index of names and subjects.

Letters reveal much of the day-to-day administration of Radcliffe; since Briggs spent only a portion of his time at Radcliffe, he received a good many letters from his deputies.

BIOGRAPHY

Le Baron Russell Briggs, professor, dean, and college president, was the son of George Ware Briggs, a Unitarian minister, and his second wife, Jane Russell Briggs. He was born in Salem, Massachusetts on December 11, 1855. He grew up in Cambridge and was educated at Harvard, receiving his A.B. in 1875 and A.M. in 1882. He served at Harvard as tutor in Greek, 1878-1881, instructor in English, 1883-1885, assistant professor, later professor English, 1885-1904, and Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory, 1904-1925. He was Dean of Harvard College, 1891-1902, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 1902-1925, and Chairman of the Committee on Athletic Sports.

Briggs was one of the first Harvard professors who, at the request of President Charles W. Eliot in 1897, agreed to teach at the newly organized program for the collegiate instruction of women by Harvard professors (later Radcliffe College). He was second president of Radcliffe College, 1903-1923, succeeding Elizabeth Cary Agassiz.

Admired by generations of students for his kindness and benevolent guidance, Briggs had a profound influence on his students who placed him among the very great teachers of English and the classics: "the shrewd genius who created creators," said his biographer Rollo Brown. He was not considered a scholar. His publications included a collection of speeches, School, College and Character (1901), essays on women, Girls and Education (1911) and collections of charades, The Sphinx Garrulous (1929), and Pegasus Perplexing (1931).

He was appointed president of Radcliffe with the blessing of outgoing President Agassiz and President Eliot who believed he would maintain good relations between Harvard and Radcliffe. In the eyes of William Alan Neilson, president of Smith College, he "made Radcliffe respectable."

Among his accomplishments as president of Radcliffe was the growth of the student body from 458 in 1903 to 753 in 1923, the increased geographical diversity of students (the number of students drawn from outside of Massachusetts rose from 19% in 1903 to 33% in 1923), the increased ethnic and racial diversity, and the admission of women to the Ph.D program in medical sciences in the Harvard Medical School 1916-1917.

Briggs, while not a supporter of co-education at Harvard, believed in Radcliffe as a "Harvard College for women" and fought valiantly with President Lowell to maintain the equivalence of the Harvard/Radcliffe degree and the close ties between the two institutions. He firmly supported women's education as long as women were not taught to compete with men. Radcliffe College, he wrote "should maintain a college life of its own, independent of the college life at Harvard, but its intellectual standards must remain those of (Harvard) of which in fact if not in name, it forms a significant part."

Briggs contributed to Radcliffe's physical growth and stability. Under his guidance the college grew from what he described as a "few backyards and an undersized apple tree" to a permanent institution. The Greenleaf estate was purchased in 1905, Agassiz House was constructed as a student center in 1905, and the library opened in 1908. New dormitories were added to the dormitory quadrangle: Eliot Hall, 1907, Edmands house, 1910, Whitman, 1912, Barnard, 1913 and Briggs, 1923. The Endowment Fund (1923) brought salaries of Harvard faculty who taught at Radcliffe up to equality with other Harvard salaries, and the Library Endowment Fund was completed by gifts from alumnae. Briggs also succeeded in establishing the Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1914.

Briggs married Mary De Quedville in September 1883, a student in his English course and a magna cum laude graduate of Radcliffe (A.B. 1901 as of 1884). Their children were: John De Quedville, Harvard 1906, Lucia Russell, Radcliffe 1909, president of Milwaukee Downer College, and Le Baron Russell, Jr., Harvard 1916. Briggs received an honorary LLD from Harvard in 1900.

ARRANGEMENT

The collection is arranged in two subseries:
  1. Subseries 1.1, Outgoing Correspondence
  2. Subseries 1.2, Incoming Correspondence

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

CONTAINER LIST

  1. Box 1: Vol. 1-Vol. 2
  2. Box 2: Vol. 3-Vol. 4
  3. Box 3: Vol. 5-Vol. 6
  4. Box 4: 1-14
  5. Box 5: 15-28
  6. Box 6: 29-42
  7. Box 7: 43-63
  8. Box 8: 64-82
  9. Box 9: 83-104
  10. Box 10: 105-123
  11. Box 11: 124-140
  12. Box 12: 141-162
  13. Box 13: 163-178
Index to Briggs's correspondence, alphabetically arranged by name, subject or title of organization
  1. Addams, Jane 54, 66, 83
  2. Admissions-Radcliffe College 41, 55, 76, 82, 83
  3. Afro-Americans 28, 31, 49, 52, 53, 155, 176
  4. Agassiz, Elizabeth Cary 1, 10, 11, 23,82, 109, 112, 154, 164
  5. Agassiz House 3, 9, 11
  6. Agassiz Museum (see Museum of Comparative Zoology) 32
  7. Alexander, John White 55
  8. Allen, Annie Ware (Winsor) 66, 176
  9. Alumnae Association 5
  10. Annex, Harvard 59, 62, 164
  11. Arnold Arboretum 94
  12. Asiatic Institution 77
  13. Associates of Radcliffe College 3, 116, 147, 157, 176
  14. Astor, Viscountess (Nancy Witcher Langhorne) 166
  15. Athletics 116
  16. Auslander, Joseph 132
  17. Bacon, Robert 89
  18. Baker, Christina Hopkinson 54, 107, 122, 133, 148, 164
  19. Baker, Ezra Henry 1, 7,8, 13, 40, 47, 54, 66, 83, 89, 96, 107, 114, 122, 134, 149, 165
  20. Baker, George Pierce 7, 19, 100, 107, 135
  21. Barnard, Samuel 47
  22. Barnard Hall 55
  23. Beaux, Cecilia 31, 48
  24. Beale, Joseph Henry 83
  25. Benesch, Alfred Abraham 149, 168
  26. Bequests 11, 13, 32, 47, 48, 59, 65, 66, 83, 86, 89, 91,96, 101, 114, 149, 165
  27. Bertram Hall 2, 10, 55
  28. Boody, Bertha May 67, 79, 83, 90, 97, 107, 114, 115, 122, 125, 131
  29. Bowditch, Vincent Y. 54
  30. Bowie, W. R. 54
  31. Brandegee, Mary 149
  32. Briggs, Elizabeth 13
  33. Briggs, John DeQuedville 135
  34. Briggs, Le Baron Russell 7, 29, 65, 66, 67, 90, 114, 122
  35. Briggs, Lucia Russell 144, 149
  36. Broun, Heywood 100
  37. Brown, Bernice Veazey 125, 127, 177
  38. Browne and Nichols School 54
  39. Buckingham, Elinor Mead 67
  40. Buckingham, Harriet Dean 55, 67
  41. Bureau of Occupations 94
  42. Byerly, William Elwood 1, 7, 13, 48
  43. Cabot, Ella Lyman 1, 7
  44. Cabot, Frederick Pickering 1, 7, 19, 30, 91, 98, 150
  45. Capital Punishment 112
  46. Cary, Emma Forbes 117
  47. Carnegie Foundation 18, 21, 65, 104
  48. Catholic Club 117
  49. Caton, Louise G. 115
  50. Clemenceau, Georges 170
  51. Clough, Harriet 5
  52. Coe, Edith 55
  53. Coes, Mary 2, 5, 8, 13, 14, 18, 20, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 41, 43, 55, 56, 57, 62, 63, 64, 65, 68, 71, 72, 76, 81, 82, 83, 84, 86, 89, 94
  54. Collard, Martha Fiske (see Ezra Henry Baker) 59
  55. Comstock, Ada Louise 166, 167, 177
  56. Coolidge, Archibald Cary 48, 91, 123
  57. Coolidge, John Templeman 84
  58. Coolidge, John Templeman Jr. 48
  59. Copeland, Charles Townsend 58, 136, 150
  60. Council-Radcliffe College 4, 5, 21, 84, 150
  61. Craig Prize 41
  62. Cronkhite, Bernice Brown (see Bernice Veazey Brown)
  63. Curie, Marie Sklodowska 55, 133, 135, 137, 143, 146, 160
  64. Curtis, Marian A. 56
  65. Dana, Richard Henry 3, 9
  66. Daniels, Mabel Wheeler 2, 137
  67. Davison, Archibald Thompson 137, 167
  68. Day, Katharine Munroe 124
  69. Dean, Sarah Maria 69, 116
  70. Dean, Vera Micheles 166
  71. Deanship 29, 30, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 43, 70, 124
  72. Deland, Margaret 32, 42, 49
  73. Dewson, Mary Williams 29, 32, 37, 39
  74. Duane, Elise Ravenal 137
  75. Eaton, Emily Lovett 116
  76. Eliot, Abigail Adams 71, 124
  77. Eliot, Charles William 167
  78. Eliot, Hall 19, 22, 31, 44, 55, 67
  79. Eliot, Martha May 58,82
  80. Endowment Fund 148, 151, 152, 156
  81. English Courses 17, 19, 73, 80, 94, 100
  82. Farley, Caroline Amelia 28
  83. Farlow, Lilian Horsford 3, 9, 32, 59
  84. Faust, Cosette 91
  85. Federation of College Progressive Leagues 61
  86. Finley, John Huston 99, 109
  87. Fish, Frederick Perry 72, 169
  88. Fisher, Katharine Dummer 116
  89. Fiske, Abby M, Brooks 152
  90. Flebbe Beulah Dix re: Hollywood 152
  91. Fletcher, Lucy 113
  92. Florence Crittenton Rescue League 94
  93. Forbes, Edith Emerson 109
  94. Forbes, Edith Glidden 116
  95. Forty Seven Club 41
  96. Fox, Eleanor May 115
  97. Gallison, Marie Reuter 116, 125, 139, 169
  98. Gardner, Isabella Stewart 3
  99. George, Julia 116
  100. Gibson, Mary 67, 73, 88, 100, 103, 105, 106, 109, 111, 116, 121, 125, 131, 139, 177
  101. Gilman, Arthur 3, 33, 54, 55, 64, 164
  102. Gilman, Arthur-Portrait of 54, 55, 64
  103. Gilman, Margaret 55
  104. Gilman, Stella Scott 169
  105. Girl's High School of Boston 9
  106. Goldman, Hetty 32
  107. Goodwin, William Watson 33, 59
  108. Gould, Harriet Cordelia 59
  109. Gray, John Chipman 3, 33
  110. Green, Colonel Edward Henry 153
  111. Greene, Barnard 41
  112. Greenleaf House 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 11, 18, 32, 40, 61, 66, 81
  113. Greenough, Chester Noyes 18, 59, 73, 100, 116, 125
  114. Gregory, Lady 41
  115. Grosvenor, Edwin Augustus 73
  116. Guild, Curtis 59
  117. Gymnasium 13, 116, 117
  118. Hale, Richard Walden 154
  119. Hall, Edwin Herbert 125
  120. Hamilton, Alice 139, 170
  121. Harding, Warren Gamaliel 155
  122. Harper, Carrie Anna 117
  123. Harrington, Lucile 117
  124. Hart, Sophie Chantal 117
  125. Harvard-Graduate Magazine 81
  126. Harvard Medical School 98, 101, 104, 107, 109, 112, 135, 142
  127. Harvard Medical School-Admission of Women 98, 102, 104
  128. Harvard/Radcliffe Relationship 28, 31, 34, 41, 44, 48, 54, 55, 62, 72, 98, 101, 152, 154, 156, 157, 169
  129. Harvard University Extension School 113
  130. Hecht, Lina Frank (see Ezra Henry Baker) 149
  131. Henderson, Lawrence G. 101
  132. Herrick, Myron Timothy 92
  133. Higginson, Francis Lee 170
  134. Higginson, Henry Lee 10, 34, 43
  135. Higginson, Ida Agassiz 125, 154, 170
  136. Hilles, Margaretta Kendall 117
  137. Hocking, William Ernest 2, 125
  138. Holcombe, Arthur Norman 125
  139. Holden, Ruth 75, 116, 117
  140. Holmes, Henry Wyman 34, 110, 117
  141. Holmes, Oliver Wendell 92
  142. Hood, Ellen 154
  143. Hood, Lady 142, 146
  144. Hoover, Herbert 110, 117, 139
  145. Hopkinson, Leslie White 117
  146. Hoppin, Eliza Mason 154, 167
  147. Hughes, Charles Evans 34
  148. Humphrey, Caroline Louise 117
  149. Hundley, Mary Gibson (see Mary Gibson)
  150. Hunnewell, Francis Welles 139
  151. Influenza epidemic 120
  152. International Federation of University Women 142
  153. International Peace Forum 43
  154. Irwin, Agnes 4, 11, 22, 27, 28, 31, 48, 61, 85, 116, 176
  155. James, Henry 155, 164, 171
  156. James, Reverend Henry-portrait of 164, 171
  157. Japanese question 145
  158. Jeffrey, Edward Charles 75, 155, 171
  159. Jewish question 149, 168, 72 151, 22, 90, 105 112; see Students, Jewish
  160. John Southern Scholarship Fund (see Emilie C. Burford) 48
  161. Jonathan Fay Prize 45
  162. Jones, Rufus Matthew 155
  163. Kagan, Bertha Oppenheim 22, 50, 58, 59, 61, 65, 75, 76, 80, 97, 101, 105
  164. Keller, Helen Adams 2, 11
  165. Kehew, Mary Morton 35
  166. Kempton, Kenneth Payson 59
  167. Kimball, Clara Bertram 146
  168. Kimball, Marguerite 156
  169. King, Henry Churchill 93
  170. King, Mary 34
  171. Kittredge, George Lyman 11, 17, 140
  172. Knapp, Julia James 61
  173. Lake, Kirsopp 102, 111
  174. Lane, William Coolidge 76
  175. Langer, Susanne Knauth 156
  176. Laski, Harold 112, 126
  177. League of Women Voters 174, 176
  178. Lee, Mary 73, 76, 79
  179. Libraries 41, 48, 91, 123, 144
  180. Lincoln, Florence 41
  181. Lippmann, Walter 76
  182. Lodge, Henry Cabot 79, 86, 156
  183. Longfellow, Alexander Wadsworth 35, 76, 86
  184. Longfellow, Alice Mary 4, 27
  185. Lowell, Abbott Lawrence 17, 32, 35, 36, 37, 44, 72, 76, 94, 102, 126, 139, 150, 156, 176
  186. Lowes, John Livingston 156
  187. Lyman, Susan Cabot 93, 102, 156
  188. Lyon, Mabel Harris 61, 156
  189. MacCracken, Henry Mitchell 111, 118, 127
  190. Machado, Grace Elizabeth 44, 46, 51, 54, 55, 62, 65, 178
  191. Macy, John Albert 11
  192. Madeira, Lucy 36
  193. Massachusetts Peace Society 62
  194. Massachusetts Public Interests League 174
  195. McCrady, Louisa Lane 62
  196. Merriman, Helen Bigelow 35, 36, 37, 41
  197. Milholland, Inez 35
  198. Miller, Marian Blackall 141, 157
  199. Mitchell, Lucy Sprague, see Lucy Sprague 18
  200. Montessori-Froebel School 59
  201. Moore, Charles Herbert 26
  202. Moore, Edward Caldwell 172
  203. Moors, John Farwell 5, 11, 18, 28, 36, 93, 118, 127
  204. Morgan, John Pierpont 141, 176
  205. Morss, Edith Sherman 118
  206. Mower, Sarah Yerxa, see Sarah Yerxa
  207. Munroe, James P. 36
  208. Munroe, W. B. 118, 127
  209. Munsterberg, Hugo 2
  210. Museum of Comparative Zoology, see Agassiz Museum
  211. Music 160
  212. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 155
  213. National Council of Women (USA) 141
  214. National Education Association 35, 37
  215. National Security League 107
  216. National Urban League, 155
  217. Neilson, William Allan 119
  218. Norton, Charles Eliot 23, 27
  219. Noyes, Helen McGregor 103
  220. Nursing 12, 111
  221. Park, Marion Edwards 134, 141, 142, 155, 156, 159, 173
  222. Parker, Henry Taylor 63
  223. Parkman, Frances 37
  224. Parsons, Alice Lord 142
  225. Paton, Lucy Allen 112, 119, 142, 1
  226. Pendleton, Ellen F. 63, 104, 112
  227. Pennypacker, Henry 159
  228. Perkins, Thomas Nelson 142
  229. Perry, Ralph Barton 119, 173
  230. Phi Beta Kappa, Iota Chapter 27, 35, 39, 53, 55, 61, 65, 69, 72, 73, 76, 78, 81, 89
  231. Piper, Elizabeth Bridge 94
  232. Platt, Sylvia 55
  233. Poetry Club 132
  234. Portraits 9, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 48, 54, 55, 64, 171
  235. Pound, Roscoe 81
  236. Prizes 41 (Craig), 45 (Jonathan Fay)
  237. Prostitution 110
  238. Puffer, Ethel Dench 7
  239. Putnam, Elizabeth Cabot 94, 104, 142
  240. Radclliffe Athletic Association 116
  241. Radclliffe Club of Boston 156
  242. Radcliffe College, see Deanship
  243. Radcliffe College, Property and Possessions 31, 40, 54, 66, 89, 93, 96, 114, 115
  244. Radcliffe Farm 114, 120
  245. Radcliffe, Mary M. 120
  246. Radcliffe Quarterly 103
  247. Rand, Edward Kennard 120
  248. Richards, Theodore William 143, 160
  249. Roberts, Augusta 97
  250. Robinson, Fred Norris 79, 94, 104, 120, 160
  251. Robinson, Margaret G. 174
  252. Roosevelt, Theodore 129
  253. Root, Elihu 94
  254. Roxbury House 1
  255. Russia, Pre-Revolution 59
  256. Sargent, Charles Sprague 94
  257. Savage, Howard James 80
  258. Scholarships 28, 32, 35, 41, 56, 86, 125
  259. Schofield, Mary C. 130
  260. Sears, Annie Lyman 120
  261. Shaw, Caroline Barnard 5, 28, 130
  262. Sherman, Mildred 97
  263. Sherman, Rose 144, 161
  264. Silbert, Frieda 97
  265. Socialism at Radcliffe 157
  266. Socialist, Club 74, 76, 78
  267. Souther, John F. and Ella J. 48
  268. Sprague, Lucy 18
  269. Spurgeon, Caroline F. E. 120
  270. Stebbins, Lucy Ward 144
  271. Stone, Mary Lowell 32, 134
  272. Storey, Moorfield 52
  273. Stowe, Lyman Beecher 144
  274. Student Life and Customs 31, 44, 55, 64,90, 100, 147, 172
  275. Students, Jewish 22, 72, 88, 90, 97, 101, 105, 112 149, 151, 168
  276. Students, Special 5
  277. Suffrage 31, 55, 58, 67, 78-79, 86, 131
  278. Sweeney, Colonel 191
  279. Switzer, Mary Elizabeth 130, 133
  280. Talbot, Fritz Bradley 162
  281. Tarbell, Ida Minerva 81
  282. Taussig, Eleanor 55
  283. Terrell, Mary Church 49, 52, 53
  284. Terrell, R. H. 88
  285. Thayer, Ezra 81
  286. Thayer, William Roscoe 81
  287. Theater 7, 19, 55, 100
  288. Thomas, Martha Carey 6, 12, 81, 113, 162
  289. Thompson, William G. 120
  290. Thorpe, Erica 131
  291. Tolman, Kathleen Drew 120
  292. Tolstoy, Count Leo 41, 162
  293. Trefethen, Anna G. Annable 120
  294. Ullian, Frieda Silbert, see Frieda Silbert
  295. Valliant, Alice Clapp 120
  296. Vanderbilt, Cornelius 145
  297. Wambaugh, Sarah 176, 178
  298. Warren, Salome Machado 146
  299. Washington, Booker Tallaferro 82
  300. Watson, Mary H. 146
  301. Webster, Kenneth Grant Tremayne 82, 176
  302. Wellington, Anna Florina (see also Wolbach, Anna Wellington) 65, 82
  303. Wells, E. W. 146
  304. Wendell, Barrett 18
  305. Wheeler, Mary L. 65, 121
  306. Whitman, Sarah Wyman 9, 10, 11, 32, 35, 36, 37, 41, 55
  307. Whitman, Sarah Wyman-Hall 55
  308. Whitman, Sarah, Wyman-portrait 9, 32, 35, 36, 37, 55
  309. Whittemore, Elizabeth Odlin 113
  310. Williams, Dr. Augusta 107
  311. Willson, Amey Lemoine 121
  312. Winsor, Mary P. 82
  313. Withers, Sarah Elizabeth 28, 39, 176
  314. Wolbach, Anna (Wellington) F. see also Wellington, Anna Florina 121, 131
  315. Wolverton, Sarah Foss 121
  316. Women's-Education, (includes medical education) 78, 83, 98, 102, 104, 107, 109, 110, 112, 113, 114, 115, 117, 119, 120, 121, 125, 131, 133, 139, 150, 155, 163, 176
  317. Women's Education and Industrial Union 35
  318. Women's Suffrage 31, 67, 78, 79,86, 131
  319. Wood, General Leonard 46,95
  320. Woolley, Mary Emma 39, 53, 121, 131
  321. World Peace Foundation 62
  322. World War, 1914-1918-war work 12, 102, 104, 107, 110, 111, 117, 119, 121, 124, 130
  323. Yerxa, Sarah 36, 121
SUBJECT INDEX: Outgoing correspondence of President Le Baron Briggs, 1909-1925 A simplified form of subject index has been adopted, omitting routine items such as applications for teaching positions and thank you notes. The purpose of this index is to emphasize events relating to the history of Radcliffe and the history of women.

N.B. To look up an event or subject in the incoming letters (not included in this list), first check the subject index below. Then note the recipient's name and the date of the out-going letter. Finally, refer to the incoming letters under the appropriate name and date. As noted above, the incoming letters are arranged by academic year and thereunder alphabetically by name of correspondent.
SUBJECT INDEX: Outgoing correspondence of President Le Baron Briggs, 1909-1925
  1. Academic Board Appointments, v.2: 155, 159, 353. v.6: 200
  2. Admissions, v.2: 41, 649, 802, 812-818; v.3: 658
  3. Agassiz, Mrs. Elizabeth Cary, v.4: 135, 138
  4. Allen, Annie Winsor 88, v.1: 135, 708, 714, 732, v.2: 27
  5. Alumni Association-Membership, v.3: 878
  6. Annual Report, v.1: 177
  7. 12 Appian Way, v.1: 351-356, 357-359, 378-380, 411
  8. Appointment Office, v. 3: 35, 82, 951
  9. Bertram Hall, v.1: 549
  10. Black Students, v.3: 91, 93, 111, 115, 251, 677-680, 711, 713-717, 774, 787-790, 819, 829-831, 926, 975; v.4: 72, 263, 311, 368, 391, 429, 430, 573; v.6: 350, 352
  11. Boody, Miss Bertha Boody (Dean 1916-1920), v.4: 110, 242, 329, 405, 588, 626, 706; v. 5: 907
  12. Briggs, Lucia, v.2: 163, 268, 567, 579, 587, 589, 614, 663, 785, 792, 981, v.5, 368, 372, 373
  13. Brown, Bernice Veasey, v.4: 762
  14. Cambridge Law School for Women (1915- ), v.3: 155, 159, 164, 208-269, 348, 355
  15. Catholic Club, v.4: 884
  16. Chapel, v.1: 623, 678, 744; v.2: 84-86, 90, 398, 930; v.3: 62-65, 69, 320, 321, 915, 945, 686; v.4: 17, 405; v.6: 346
  17. Choral Society, v.2: 340, 341, 561. v.5: 41. v.6: 141, 147, 215, 217-219, 260, 281
  18. Classes, non-credit, v.1: 865, 879, 980; v.2: 239, 247, 332
  19. Clubs, v.2: 504, 530
  20. Coes, Miss Mary (Dean, 1910-1913), v.1: 133-134, 143, 270, 273; v.2: 408-419, 515, 604, 620
  21. Commencement, v.2: 753, 923, 985
  22. Commencement speakers, v.1: 131, 132, 135, 242; v.3: 3, 257, 261, 265, 305, 306, 508, 513, 545, 762
  23. Committee on Administrative Officers, v.5: 870, 871, 886, 887, 922, 953
  24. Committee on distant work, v.1: 22, v.2: 671
  25. Committees, v.1: 49, 54, 62. v.2: 855
  26. Coolidge, Professor Archibald (Harvard's Librarian), v.1: 755, 758
  27. Courses, v.1: 87; v.2: 210; v.3: 33, 155, 180, 276, 556, 644, 707; v.4: 355, 520, 851; v.6: 220
  28. Courses, graduate, v.2: 370-373, 378, 380-382, v.5: 280
  29. Courses, law, v.3: 155, 158, 180, 268, 326, 348, 355
  30. Courses, medical, v.2: 227, 251; v.3: 818, 821, 922, 992; v.5: 159
  31. Courses, war influences, v.3: 963, 964, 966, 972
  32. Curie, Madame, v.2: 18; v.5: 151, 176, 182, 210, 219, 244, 250, 259
  33. Dean, acting, v.2: 514, 518, 557; v.3: 108; v.4: 798; v.5: 803, 815
  34. Dean, appointment of, v.1: 2a, 133, 221, 228, 232, 250, 263, 265, 270, 273; v.2: 584, 614, 617, 625, 626, 632, 659, 662, 676, 683, 697, 708, 734, 755, 757, 761, 783, 799; v.4: 710, 725, 735-739, 745, 747, 764, 774, 786, 799, 800 801, 806, 817, 836, 837, 844, 855, 878, 898; v.5: 639, 667, 802, 870, 871, 886, 922, 953; v.6: 131
  35. Dean, duties of, v.2: 734, 584; v.4: 765, 800
  36. Dean, resignation of, v.4: 623, 625, 626, 631, 666
  37. Degrees, v.1: 184, 562, 777, 821, 833; v.2: 261, 345, 840; v.3: 258, 632, 922; v.5: 214, 286, 383, 541, 975
  38. Degrees, A.A. (see also general heading Degrees), v.1: 59, 244, 777
  39. Degrees, Honorary, v.1: 971; v.2: 933; v.5: 210, 219, 244, 250, 259
  40. Degrees, S. B., v.2: 173, 212, 223, 261
  41. Deutcher-Verein, v.1: 745
  42. Discrimination at Harvard and Radcliffe, v.5: 896-898
  43. Discipline, v.2: 4, 255, 258, 276; v.3: 212; v.5: 573, 881; v.6: 52
  44. Dormitories, v.1: 837
  45. Dormitories; rooming houses in contract with Radcliffe, v.2: 12, 475
  46. Dormitory funds, v.1: 185, 191, 202, 214, 223, 234, 239, 346, 561, 600-601, 615 643, 645, 649, 608, 660
  47. Dormitory, mistress, v.1; 396, 426, 438, 439, 443, 445, 571, 791, 792; v.2: 30; v.6: 295
  48. Dramatic club, v.1: 7; v.3: 450, 457, 858, 863
  49. Dramatics, censored, v.2: 516
  50. Dramatics, for charity, v.1: 889, v.3: 99
  51. Dramatics, with Harvard, v.2: 163, 169, 178
  52. Edmands House, v.5: 579
  53. Elective Courses, v.1: 70, 89-90; v.2: 514, 965, 979; v.3: 46
  54. Elocution, v.1: 55.60
  55. Endowments, v.1: 191; v.3: 187-89
  56. Endowment Fund Appeal (selected letters), v.5: 2-4, 18, 88-90, 143, 154, 168, 228, 240, 253, 254, 261, 284, 291, 318 387, 417, 418, 442, 486, 495, 526, 548, 702, 724, 734, 750, 753, 875, 929; v.6: 82
  57. Faculty, v.1: 79, 104, 111, 163, 180, 196, 402, 770, 811, 973, 999; v.2: 18, 113, 352, 501, 704, 748; v.3: 31, 502, 644
  58. Faculty and staff, retirement, v.1: 517, 527, 721-24; v.2: 37, 291; v.3: 385, 857, 909, 912; v.4: 628; v.5: 396
  59. Faculty, salary, v1: 521, 936, 939; v.2: 113, 210, 240, 352, 514, 585, 695, 747, 923; v.3: 865; v.4: 633, 642
  60. Farley, Miss Caroline, (Librarian), v.1: 90, 91
  61. Fellowships, v.1: 117, 930; v.2: 417
  62. Forty Seven Workshop (vols. 2-3 include critiques of plays), v.2: 201, 300, 304; v.3: 854; v.4: 65, 145, 174, 193, 337, 411
  63. Freshman, concentration and distribution, v.2: 868, 972, 979
  64. General Education Board, v.5: 269
  65. General Examinations, v.5: 253, 388
  66. Gibson, Mary M. 1918, see Black Students,
  67. Gifts, v.1: 85, 193, 245, 606, v.2: 50, 507, 515, 644, 785, 789, 809, 810; v.3: 40, 52, 101, 177
  68. Gilman, Mr. Arthur, v.1: 780; v.2: 96, 97, 267; v.3: 509
  69. Girl Scout Movement, v.3: 837, 824
  70. Gymnasium and athletics, v.1: 9, 948; v.2: 502; v.4: 112, 326, 329, 332, 385
  71. Harvard-Radcliffe Liberal Clubs, v.4: 971; v.5: 337
  72. Harvard, relations with, v1: 97, 111, 173, 225, 643, 645, 648, 684, 555, 766, 768, 859; v.2: 155, 242, 360, 387, 461, 665, 812-20, 954, 966; v.3: 58, 323, 502, 653; v.4: 730; v.5: 492, 605, 711, 802, 813; v.6: 81
  73. Hurd, Marjorie, 1908, v.1: 996-998
  74. Idler Club, v.1: 23, 24, 231, 888; v.2: 516, 517, 983; v.3: 99
  75. Inauguration of President Comstock, v.6: 173-175, 178, 179, 184, 193, 203, 205, 209, 225, 226, 237, 242, 254, 255, 263, 267, 274
  76. Infirmary, v.1: 542
  77. Irwin, Agnes Dean, v.1: 33, 79, 133, 134, 252, 350, 450; v.2: 267
  78. Keller, Helen 1904, v.2: 778, 784, 803
  79. Law School, admissions, v.3: 155
  80. Library, v.1: 51, 100, 101, 210, 210a, 211, 212, 590, 591, 750, 648, 731; v.2: 508, 752; v.3: 165, 542; v.4: 954; v.5: 949
  81. Mass Meetings, v.1: 10, 23, 24, 26, 27, 36, 39, 43, 44, 48, 56, 57, 68, 80, 107, 113, 129, 130, 135, 143, 145, 166, 338, 701, 829, 834; v.2: 18, 284, 285, 293, 296, 725, 781, 808, 826, 999; v.3: 100, 120, 154, 225, 255, 415, 461
  82. Massachusetts Association of Women Workers, v.1: 920
  83. Medical School, Ph.D. in Medical Sciences See Courses, medical
  84. Medical services, v.1: 234, 290; v.2: 220
  85. Monograph fund, 1: 277
  86. Morison, Professor, Samuel Eliot, v.1: 402
  87. Park, Miss Marion, v.5: 558, 565, 566, 608
  88. Park, Mrs. Maud Wood v.2: 10
  89. Phi Beta Kappa, v.1: 97, 194, 229, 284, 369, 963; v.2: 389, 442, 467, 635, 698, 720, 746, 770, 771, 784, 828, 833, 852, 861, 871, 872, 875, 877, 882, 905, 913, 938, 940, 949 957, 963, 973, 976, 991; v.3: 11
  90. Phi Beta Kappa, By-Laws: 2: 835-37, 860, 861, 973
  91. Physical Examinations, v.1: 311
  92. Poetry Club, v.5: 542, 543
  93. President of Radcliffe, v.1: 89, 356; v.3: 723, 750; v.4: 244, 879; v.5: 617, 622, 641, 963
  94. President, appointment of (see also Committee on Administrative Officers),v.5: 926, 93, 937, 940; v.6: 10, 40, 63, 118
  95. President, acting, v.4: 256, 274, 363
  96. President's residence, v.2: 580
  97. Press, relations with, v.1: 948; v.3: 420, 422, 423, 611
  98. Prizes: v.1: 12, 890
  99. Property, purchase of, v.1: 776, 782; v.2: 78, 673, 678, 70; v.3: 430, 551
  100. Property, renting of: v.1: 29, 34
  101. Radcliffe Associates, v.1: 968,; v.3: 2, 325
  102. Radcliffe, Auxiliary, v.3: 293, 298
  103. Radcliffe-Boards, v.3: 547
  104. Radcliffe Council, v.1: 281, 294, 363; v.2: 822, 850; v.3: 323
  105. Radcliffe farm, v.4: 243, 246, 286
  106. Radcliffe, Founders of, v.1: 61, v.2: 96, 220, v.5: 369
  107. Radcliffe Glee Club, v.1: 868
  108. Radcliffe-organization, v.2: 405; v.3: 294, 784-786, v. 4: 444
  109. Radcliffe-and World War I (war work and war courses); v.3: 413, 460, 891, 897, 963, 972; v.4: 227, 265, 268, 272, 361, 362, 461
  110. Scholarships, v.1: 573, 603, 605; v.2: 118; v.3: 116, 129, 570; v.4: 235, 278, 960; v.5: 5, 50, 113, 752; v.6: 301
  111. Scholarshhips, -Jewish Scholarship Fun; v. 3: 1, 129, 411, 454, 694-5, 699, 705, 738, 951; v.4: 234
  112. Shaw, Bernard, v.2: 516-517
  113. Shaw, Miss Caroline (Mrs. Sherer) 1901, v.6: 125, 127, 136
  114. Special Students, v.1: 1, 25, 498, 778, 783; v.2: 472, 477, 647, 649, 684, 697, 714, 729, 732, 801, 802, 812-818, 843, 846; v.3: 78, 461, 462
  115. Student Government Association, v.1: 24; v.2: 4, 276
  116. Student relations (See also Black students), v.1: 5, 8, 18, 53, 67, 92, 167, 203, 402, 729, 730, 817, 863, 868, 880; v.2: 4, 12, 28, 47, 65, 255, 258, 891; v.3: 212-215, 240-242, 245, 246, 887; v.4: 535, 537, 548, 561, 580, 588, 590, 613, 623, 987; v.5: 311, 317, 444, 536; v.6: 83
  117. Students, graduate, v.2: 665; v.6: 345, 374
  118. Suffrage Club, v.2: 530
  119. Summer School, v.1: 51, 100, 101, 760; v.4: 580, 830
  120. Switzer, Mary 1921, v.5: 64
  121. Tutorial System v.5: 108
  122. Wendell, Professor Barrett, v.2: 102, 104
  123. Women, Blacks (See also Black Students), v.1: 828, 853, 914, 934
  124. Women speakers at Radcliffe; see also Mass Meetings, and Women, Blacks: v.1: 36-38, 56, 74, 80, 132, 135, 150, 152, 693, 747, 920; v.2: 994; v.3: 3, 227, 255
  125. Women's Education Association, v.1: 72
  126. Women's employment at Radcliffe, v.1: 104, 112, 864, 957; v.2: 52,; 239, 247, 269, 283, 324, 332; v.3: 34; v.4: 5, 133, 141, 162-64, 239
  127. Women's rights and suffrage, v.1: 36, 888, 949, 996; v.2: 10, 504, 530; v.3: 446

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Briggs, Le Baron Russell, 1855-1934. Records of Radcliffe College President Le Baron Russell Briggs, 1903-1925: A Finding Aid
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