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COLLECTION Identifier: SC 95

Women of Harvard, 1636-1986, exhibit files, 1986


Research material and publicity for the exhibition, "Women of Harvard, 1636-1986."


  • 1986

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the Women of Harvard, 1636-1986, exhibit files 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.


2.25 linear feet (1 carton, 3 file boxes)
Research material for the exhibition "Women of Harvard, 1636-1986," displayed at Agassiz House, September 1986, assembled by Jane S. Knowles, and Barbara N. Kravitz '52, and designed by Cristina Cardala (Harvard Graduate School of Design). The exhibit illustrated the Harvard family (honorands, faculty wives, presidents' wives, and women donors), the education of Radcliffe students at Harvard, and the employment of women staff, administrators, and professors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and in the schools of Law, Business, and Medicine. Also included are Jane S. Knowles's research material and article on "Women of Harvard: the first two centuries"; notes, anecdotes, and article on Radcliffe's history for the Radcliffe Quarterly.

This collection also contains samples of the extensive press coverage of the celebrations, all the clippings about Radcliffe and the history of women at Harvard, the fliers, releases, programs, and tickets for events during the celebrations, and the papers presented at the Radcliffe symposia.

Photographs of events and exhibit panels have been removed to the Photograph File.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: R86-CR38, R81-CR50

Part of this collection was given to the Archives by Jane S. Knowles, January 1986, and part was assembled May-Sept 1986, and part was received from the Office of Public Information and Quarterly in October 1986.

Processing Information

Processed: April 1987

By: Jane S. Knowles
Link to catalog
Women of Harvard, 1636-1986, exhibit files, 1986: A Finding Aid
Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Repository Details

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