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COLLECTION Identifier: RG XX, Series 8-9

Radcliffe College Archives sound recordings collection, 1951-2008


Sound recordings of Radcliffe College events, including lectures, seminars, and student, alumnae and Bunting Institute concerts. The tapes also include Bunting Institute seminars and interviews with fellows, Radcliffe Publishing Course lectures and events, and Schlesinger Library talks and symposia.


  • Creation: 1951-2008

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in recordings created by Radcliffe College officers and staff is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other recordings in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Recordings may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


1061 audiocassettes
14 compact discs
4 digital audio tapes
37 phonograph records

RG XX, Series 8-9, consists of audio recordings about Radcliffe students and student life, college programs, Harvard faculty, Radcliffe officers, Bunting Institute seminars and interviews with fellows, Radcliffe Publishing Course lectures and events, and Schlesinger Library talks, symposia and conferences. The materials have been arranged alphabetically by event and chronologically within event, where possible. Original tape numbers assigned by the archives have been retained.

Series VIII, SOUND RECORDINGS,1951-2008 (#RA.T-017-85-T19-15), includes Bunting Institute seminars, Radcliffe Publishing Course and Schlesinger Library lectures and symposia as well as Radcliffe College student and alumnae events.

Series IX, PHONOGRAPH RECORDS,1951-1981 (#R-1-R25, R33-R35), includes Radcliffe College student and alumnae musical performances as well as a collection of recordings from Wilbur K. Jordan's office files.


The collection is arranged in two series:

  1. Series VIII. Sound recordings, 1951-2008 (#RA.T-017-85-T19-15)
  2. Series IX. Phonograh records, 1951-1981 (#R-1-R25, R33-R35)

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Radcliffe College Archives Motion Picture and Videotape Collection, (RG XX, Series 7).

Processing Information

Processed: June 2014

By: Joanne Donovan with assistance from Seth Anderson

Radcliffe College Archives sound recordings collection, 1951-2008: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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