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Chemistry Department Records

Identifier: BC13-10

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection consists of department newsletters, student lists, lab experiments, student award letters, event fliers and conference materials, pamphlets, and lists of major requirements of the Chemistry Department.

Box 1: Admin correspondence, lab experiments, events, and conference materials (1890-2005)contains a program of degrees conferred from 1890, major requirements from 1999, list of degrees conferred from 1971-1978, a parody drawing titled "Girls in the Hood - Barnard College" from 1998, chemistry department student award letters from 1987-2007, chemistry 58 experiments circa 1960s, physical chemistry lab experiments from 1968, and events and conferences from 1978-2012.

Box 2: Newsletters, (1960-2000) box contains newsletters from 1960-2000. There are no missing issues.

Box 3: Newsletters, (2001-2009) contains newsletters from 2001-2008. This collection is missing newsletters from 2006-2007, and 2010 onwards.


  • Creation: 1890 - 2012



This collection has no restrictions.

Reproductions Restriction

Photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Barnard Archives and Special Collections. The Barnard Archives and Special Collections approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.


1.50 Linear Feet (3 document boxes)




This collection consists of materials from the Barnard College Chemistry Department.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged loosely by record genre and the newsletters are arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

This collection is located in the Barnard Archives and Special Collections, Barnard Library. To use this collection, please contact the Barnard Archives and Special Collections at 212.854.4079 or

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Chemistry Department.


Additions are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Charlotte Kostelic in September 2015. A significant accural was processed and added by Olivia Newsome in March 2024.

Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard. Machine readable finding aid encoded in EAD 2002. Finding aid written in English.

Guide to the Chemistry Department Records
Charlotte Kostelic and Olivia Newsome
© 2015 and 2024
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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