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Radcliffe College Archives memorabilia collection, ca.1879-1999


Collection of memorabilia documenting the history of Radcliffe College.


  • 1879-1999

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. #18FB.1m is closed until January 1, 2036. Materials that have been digitized are closed; use digital objects. The remainder of the collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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


28.56 linear feet ((5 cartons, 5+1/2 file boxes, 5 folio boxes, 2 folio+ boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 5 supersize boxes, 2 card boxes) plus 1 scarf, 1 flag, 9 banners, 1 baton, 1 doorstop, 10 diploma plates, 2 plaques, 2 framed objects, 3 shields, 5 dioramas)
The collection consists of items that were either presented to or created by Radcliffe College. Items range from objects used by the College or items that belonged to alumnae. Objects include accessories, awards and trophies, banners, china, clothing, dioramas, diploma plates, medallions, pennants, pins, plaques, printing plates, silver, and sports uniforms.


The collection is arranged by object type with similar items boxed and housed together.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: R80-45, R80-46, R94-9, R99-29, R2000-CR32, R2001-CR3, R2011-CR21, R2011-CR243, 2012-M34, R2014-CR3, R2015-CR2, R2016-CR2, 2016-M226

The memorabilia collection of the Radcliffe College Archives was acquired through donations from alumnae and Radcliffe College.

Processing Information

Processed: December 2016

By: Lillianne Keaney

Updated: October 2019

By: Johanna Carll
Link to catalog
Radcliffe College Archives memorabilia collection, ca.1879-1999: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Processing of this collection was made possible by a gift from the Radcliffe Class of 1954 Fund for the Radcliffe College Archives.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

The preeminent research library on the history of women in the United States, the Schlesinger Library documents women's lives from the past and present for the future.

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