Records of the Radcliffe College Office of the Dean of Residence, 1925-1971
Records of Radcliffe College's Office of the Dean of Residence, which was responsible for discipline, parietals, living arrangements, and student extracurricular activities.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Radcliffe College Office of the Dean of Residence 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.
Extent10.43 linear feet (25 file boxes)
Series 1. Student activities: correspondence and papers 1925-1963, arranged alphabetically according to subject matter; letter size; 3 file boxes.
Series 2. Student activities at Radcliffe: correspondence, constitutions, charters and lists 1943-1962. Arranged alphabetically by club title; letter size; 1 file box.
Series 3. Student activities, Harvard-Radcliffe combined and general: correspondence and papers 1952-1964. Arranged alphabetically by club title; letter size, 1 file box.
Series 4. Correspondence and papers 1955-1960, arranged alphabetically by subject. 2 file boxes, letter size.
Series 5. Correspondence and papers c. 1960-1962, arranged alphabetically by subject; letter size; 2 file boxes.
Series 6. Correspondence and papers 1944-(1962-1971), arranged alphabetically by subject; letter size; 15 file boxes.
The Dean of Residence, first appointed in 1949, was responsible for discipline, parietals, living arrangements, and student extracurricular activities. The office was reorganized in 1962 and phased out in 1971 when Harvard took over responsibility for Radcliffe undergraduate living arrangements. The first Dean of Residence was Mary Churchill Small (1949-1953), followed by Emily B. Lacey (1953-1957), Frances R. Brown (1957-1959), and Catharine Williston (1959-1962). Other executives in the office included Mary H. Winslow (1962-1965), Susan Olson Bolman (1965-1967), and Genevieve Austin (1967-1971). Prior to 1943, correspondence was handled by the Dean of the College.
Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Processed: April 26, 1956; reprocessed March 26, 1979
Reprocessed by: Beth Robertson
- Radcliffe College. Office of the Dean of Residence. Records of the Radcliffe College Office of the Dean of Residence, 1925-1971: A Finding Aid
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