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COLLECTION Identifier: SC 94

Radcliffe College alumnae reminiscences, 1968-1973


Alumnae reminiscences and essays about student life written by members of the Radcliffe College Classes of 1914 through 1965.


  • 1968-1973

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the Radcliffe College alumnae reminiscences 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.


.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)

This collection is divided into two parts. There are transcripts of alumnae reminiscences of Radcliffe College recorded October 1972-May 1973. Participants of these round table recollections were alumnae and college officers who recorded their memories of the college since, due to the merger/non-merger with Harvard, the college was changing so rapidly. The conversations covered all aspects of Radcliffe's history from 1904 through 1973. They describe student, life, (plays, parties, athletics, academics, and dating patterns), student government, memories of presidents and deans, the experience of Black students, graduate student life, and Harvard faculty and courses.

The second part of the collection consists of short essays about student life requested by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas in July 1968 and written by members of the classes of 1914 through 1965.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: R79-24

This collection was transferred to special collections from the Publicity Office files in 1979.

Processing Information

Processed: May 1986

By: Isabelle Bland Dry '35

Radcliffe College alumnae reminiscences, 1968-1973: A Finding Aid
Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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