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Records of the Radcliffe College Office of the Dean of College Relations, 1913-1958


Records of Radcliffe College's Office of the Dean of College Relations, mainly concerning fund raising campaigns.


  • 1913-1958

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Radcliffe College Office of the Dean of College Relations 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.


7.92 linear feet (19 file boxes)

Collection includes correspondence and fundraising material from the Committee on Resources, among others, 1913-1949; campaign material including analysis of 1928 alumnae questionnaires and background information on Ann Radcliffe, 1928-1930; and Mildred Sherman’s speeches, correspondence files, etc., 1940-1958.

Series 1 and 2 of this record group include papers concerned with fund raising campaigns before she took office and are therefore papers inherited by not generated by her. Series 3 includes Mildred Percival Sherman's papers. Other material of this office was transferred to the Fund Office, and is found in RG IIIA.


Mildred Percival Sherman was appointed the first Dean of College Relations in 1950. She was in charge of liaison with alumnae, fundraising and special projects. The title and office were dropped after her death in 1961.


The collection is arranged in three series:

  1. Series 1. Correspondence and Papers: Fund Raising, 1913-1949
  2. Series 2. Campaign Material in 5 binders, 1928-1930
  3. Series 3. Correspondence and papers of Mildred Percival Sherman, 1940-1958

Physical Location

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

Radcliffe College. Office of the Dean of College Relations. Records of the Radcliffe College Office of the Dean of College Relations, 1913-1958: A Finding Aid
Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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