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COLLECTION Identifier: B-6

Records of the Radcliffe "Women in Science" Exhibit, 1935-1940


Correspondence, financial records, clippings, etc., of Radcliffe "Women in Science" Exhibit, which was held July-September 1936, in connection with Harvard’s Tercentenary.


  • 1935-1940

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 "Women in Science" Exhibit 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.


7.51 linear feet ((18 file boxes) plus 1 folio folder)

The papers are divided into two series: Series I is mainly correspondence about the exhibit and lists of women scientists, with some newsclippings, financial records, etc. Series II consists of publications which made up the exhibit: articles by women doing research in astronomy, biology, geology, chemistry, physics and the medical sciences. These are filed alphabetically, by the name of the author. In cases where the publications were returned, the scientist is listed alphabetically but in parentheses.


The Women In Science Exhibit was held July-September 26, 1936 in connection with Harvard's Tercentenary. Anna E. Holman was the chairman of the organizing committee.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 52-54

The papers of the Women in Science Exhibit were deposited with the Schlesinger Library in July 1952 by Anna Eveleth Holman.


  1. Box 1: 1-27
  2. Box 2: 28-38
  3. Box 3: 39-47
  4. Box 4: 48-54
  5. Box 5: 55-60
  6. Box 6: 61-68
  7. Box 7: 69-75
  8. Box 8: 76-83
  9. Box 9: 84-88
  10. Box 10: 89-96
  11. Box 11: 97-105
  12. Box 12: 106-115
  13. Box 13: 116-126
  14. Box 14: 127-135
  15. Box 15: 136-143
  16. Box 16: 144-152
  17. Box 17: 153-161
  18. Box 18: 162-175

Processing Information

Re-processed: February 1977

Radcliffe "Women in Science" Exhibit, (1936). Records of the Radcliffe "Women in Science" Exhibit, 1935-1940: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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