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Records of the Radcliffe College Office of the Dean, 1967-1989


Records of Radcliffe College's Office of the Associate Dean (formerly Assistant Dean), which directed research on women's careers and education.


  • 1967-1989

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.


18.67 linear feet (17 cartons, 4 file boxes)

Collection includes Project on Interdependence office files including working papers and annual reports; Dean Norma Ware’s administrative materials and research studies including the Seven College Study, surveys for the classes of 1983-1987, and the 1978 centennial study. Also included are files pertaining to the Workshop on Conflict Negotiation, the Radcliffe-Hangzhou Exchange Program (1986-89), Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation, and the Women’s Leadership Project (1988).

Series 1. Office files, including Project on Interdependence

Series 2. Research and administrative files


This office, formerly the Assistant Dean’s Office (1982-1985), grew out of the Office of Institutional Policy Research on Women’s Education (1978-1982), jointly funded by Radcliffe and the Harvard President’s Office. The Office of Institutional Policy Research was administered by Susan Bailey and was in charge of studies and research evaluating women’s education at Harvard and Radcliffe. With the ending of joint funding in 1982, Norma Ware was appointed Assistant Dean for Special Projects. This office coordinates research activities on women at Harvard and Radcliffe, and develops, implements and evaluates programs that address women's needs. It administers the Radcliffe Summer Program in Science (1983- ) with the Harvard Extension School, and offers high school girls an opportunity to learn about science careers, have discussions with women scientists and pay visits to labs and industies in the greater Boston area. It is in charge of the Radcliffe College alumnae records, a repository of information on living alumnae.

Physical Location

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

Index to studies, subjects, authors

  1. Annual reports 2-9
  2. Athletics 405, 414
  3. Battered women 546-548
  4. Bok, Derek 50-51
  5. Bulimia 203, 475-519
  6. Bunting Institute 343-347
  7. Centennial survey 416-421
  8. Class of 1977 396-398, 13c-14c
  9. Class of 1983 439-445
  10. Class of 1984 446-456
  11. Class of 1985 457-464
  12. Class of 1986 465-469, 15c
  13. Class of 1987 470-474, 16c-17c
  14. Concentration choice 208, 210, 422-434
  15. Eating disorders see Bulimia
  16. Eating disorders, Irish 362, 513
  17. Graduate students, study of 399-415
  18. Hangzhou exchange program 80-132
  19. Harvard assessment seminars 133
  20. Holton, Gerald 360-361
  21. Hugh O'Brien Youth Foundation 136-183
  22. Mental health 33-35
  23. Program in Business Administration 373-375
  24. Project on Interdependence 222, 236-331
  25. Radcliffe Career Services 348-350
  26. Radcliffe Seminars 351-353
  27. Reisman, David 211
  28. Seven College Study 520-628
  29. Sexuality survey 376-380
  30. Women dentists 399-400
  31. Women faculty 408, 415
  32. Women in mathematics 207, 369-372
  33. Women in medicine 399-400, 520-628
  34. Women in science 23, 31, 36, 39, 193-194, 208, 360-361, 364-368, 406, 422-434
  35. Women's Leadership Project 337-339
  36. Workshop on Conflict Negotiation 332-336
Radcliffe College. Office of the Dean. Records of the Radcliffe College Office of the Dean, 1967-1989: A Finding Aid
Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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