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COLLECTION Identifier: RG XX, Series 7 and 14

Radcliffe College Archives motion picture and videotape collection, 1928-1985


Collection of motion picture films about Radcliffe students and student life, college programs, Harvard faculty, Radcliffe officers, and conferences.


  • 1928-1985

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. The majority of the collection was reformatted in 2016 and is available streaming. Access to remaining materials requires an appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Copying. motion pictures and videotapes may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


25 linear feet ((25 cartons) plus 7 oversize reels)

Composite collection of motion picture films (8, 16 and 35 mm) and videotapes, in color and black and white, about Radcliffe students and student life, college programs, Harvard faculty, Radclifffe officers, and conferences. More information can be found about many of the films, specifically the Appointment Bureau Nursery Playgroup and the fundraising films, in the Radcliffe Quarterly.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Radcliffe College Archives sound recordings collection, 1951-2008 (RG XX, Series 8-9).

Processing Information

Processed: November 2007

By: Amanda Schmidt

Updated and additional materials added: May 2017

By: Joanne Donovan with research assistance by Elizabeth Garcia

Radcliffe College Archives motion picture and videotape collection, 1928-1985: A Finding Aid
Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by a gift from the Franklin P. Holzman Book Fund

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. In addition to its traditional strengths in the history of feminisms, women’s health, and women’s activism, the Schlesinger collections document the intersectional workings of race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class in American history.

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