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Records of the Radcliffe College Office of Public Information, 1923-2005


Records of Radcliffe College's Office of Public Information dcoument the evolution of publicity and publications concerning the college.


  • 1923-2005

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by the Radcliffe College Office of Public Information 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.


152 linear feet (39 cartons, 71 file boxes, 60 folio+ boxes)

Series 1. Correspondence and Papers, 1923-1959, arranged alphabetically in folders according to subject matter: 10 file boxes

Series 2. Unmounted clippings, 1928-1999, chronologically arranged, and within years, arranged by subject; 12 cartons and 11 file boxes.

Series 3. Releases, 1934-2000, arranged chronologically, includes texts of commencement speeches and baccalaureate sermons, 1934, 1938-1952, 1960/1961, 1980-1981. 7 cartons, 9 file boxes

Series 4. Scrapbooks (mounted clippings), 1926-1958; 58 vols, wrapped and labeled, each with a number: arranged chronologically and then by subject or geographically within subjects; 59 folio+ boxes

Series 5. There is no series 5.

Series 6. Correspondence and Papers, 1929-1970, arranged in folders according to subject matter; 2 cartons

Series 7. Correspondence and Papers, 1940-2005, arranged alphabetically by subject. 7 cartons, 37 file boxes

Series 8. Centennial News (later Second Century and Radcliffe News), correspondence, memos, clippings and releases, arranged alphabetically, 1969-1989, 2 cartons, 2 file boxes

Series 9. Radcliffe Quarterly, correspondence, financial records, reprints, permissions, 1942-1999. 3 cartons, 7 file boxes, 1 folio+ folder

Series 10. Presidency of Linda S. Wilson: inauguration publicity, commencement packets, Radcliffe publications annotated by Linda S. Wilson, President's letters [mass mailings], 1990-1998. R1999-CR16. 1 file box

Series 11. Communications Office, 1980-1998. 6 cartons


The Office of Public Information (former names: Publicity Office, 1925-1955; News Office, 1956-1965; News and Publications, 1966-1971; and Office of Publications, 1972-1983) was established to issue news and publicity releases about college events. Currently, the Office also manages the Radcliffe Quarterly, The Radcliffe News, The Radcliffe Guide and other college publications.

Physical Location

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

Processing Information

Processed: May 1956; reprocessed: April 1980

Radcliffe College. Office of Public Information. Records of the Radcliffe College Office of Public Information, 1923-2005: A Finding Aid
Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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