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Radcliffe College student government associations collection, 1896-1979


Records of Radcliffe College student government organizations, including the Student Government Association, the Radcliffe Government Association, and the Radcliffe Union of Students.


  • 1896-1979

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Series 1, Box 1, 2v. 7v., Series 1, Box 2, 8-10v., and Series 6, Box 9f are closed for 80 years from time of student’s separation.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by the Radcliffe College student government associations 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.


12.2 linear feet (1 carton, 22 file boxes, 2 folio boxes, 1 folio+ box)

Series 1. Student Government Association Records, 1907-1958; arranged by name of office or subject in bound volumes, letter-size folders, letter-size notebooks, and one oversize volume; 6 file boxes, 1 folio+ box.

Series 2. Student Government Association Committees 1896, 1923-1958; arranged by committee name in letter-size folders and bound volumes; 4 file boxes

Series 3. Student Government Association Financial Records 1935-1955; arranged by name of subject in letter-size folders and bound volumes; 2 file boxes

Series 4. Special Days 1921-1947; arranged by name of event in bound volumes and letter-size notebooks; 1 file box.

Series 5. There is no Series 5

Series 6. Radcliffe Government Association records, 1962-1967. 8 file boxes, 2 folio boxes.

Series 7. Radcliffe Union of Students, 1962 (1970-79): general office files arranged alphabetically by name of office, committee or subject. 1 carton, 1 file box

Physical Location

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

Processing Information

Processed: April 14, 1958; reprocessed July 10, 1979

Radcliffe College student government associations collection, 1896-1979: 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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