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Records, of the Radcliffe College Office of the Dean, 1950-2002


Records of Radcliffe College's Office of Educational Programs, which managed all undergraduate and non-degree continuing education programs of the college and the institute


  • Creation: 1950-2002

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Records are closed for 50 years from the date of creation except with the permission of the Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Student records are closed for 80 years from the time of separation. Records must be screened by archivist before research use. Appointment may be required. Contact public services.

Conditions Governing Use

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


77.76 linear feet ((69 cartons, 21 file boxes) plus 4 volumes)

Collection includes correspondence, vouchers, applications, resumes of students and samples of their work, annual reports, etc.


The Office of the Associate Dean was established in 1980, directed by Philippa Bovet, to organize extra-curricular programs and lectures for Harvard and Radcliffe students. The activities of the office included developing noncurricular programs, organizing social events, administering student externship and internship programs, awarding prizes, grants, and fellowships, and arranging lecture series. It was reorganized as the Office of Educational Programs, administered by Tamar March, 1996-2002, who managed all undergraduate and non-degree continuing education programs of the college and the institute.


The collection is arranged in six series:

  1. Series 1. Office files, 1980-
  2. Series 2. Externship Program, 1978- / Mentorship Program, 1985-
  3. Series 3. Radcliffe Summer Program in Science (RSPiS), 1981-
  4. Series 4. Lyman Common Room, 1990-
  5. Series 5. Radcliffe Research Partnership Program, 1991-
  6. Series 6. Office of Educational Programs

Physical Location

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

Radcliffe College. Office of the Dean. Records of the Radcliffe College Office of the Dean, 1950-2002: A Finding Aid
Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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