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Centennial Scholars Program

Identifier: BC13-13

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The collection contains both student projects and administrative documents relating to the Centennial Scholars Program. Files relating to student projects contain the final project itself, as well as student transcripts, invitations to project presentations, and other miscellaneous documents. Administrative files contain lists of participants and projects by year, event invitations and programs, and various other documents relating to the functioning of the program. Also included in the collection are VHS tapes, which document Scholar's project presentations circa 1990s - 2000s, and candid black and white and color prints and negatives of Centennial Scholars circa 1994.


  • Creation: 1985 - 2014


Student files, including student projects, are restricted per the Archive's policy, as they pertain to private student information.

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.

Reproductions Restrictions

Photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes.

Historical Background

The Barnard Centennial Scholars program was established in 1984, and ran for approximately twenty years before it was put on hiatus. The program offered selected students the opportunity to pursue courses of independent study early in their college careers. Typically, Centennial Scholars were chosen from their admission applications, however First Year students were also eligible to participate after their first semester. Students worked closely with mentors of their choice over a period of several semesters, and undertook investigations in areas of personal interest that culminated in projects presented to faculty and peers. Centennial Scholars received stipends for travel, books, materials or technical instruction not available within the regular Barnard curriculum.


8.13 Linear Feet (6 bankers boxes, 1 full size box, 1 half size box)




This collection consists of student projects and administrative documents from the Barnard College Centennial Scholars program.

Collection Arrangement

Student files, containing projects and associated materials, and administrative materials are grouped chronologically and alphabetically within boxes.

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

The acquisition date and source is unknown.


Additions are expected.

Guide to Centennial Scholars Program
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Dinah Handel
© 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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New York NY 10027 United States