Collection Scope and Content Summary
This collection contains materials relating to the Barnard College History Department. The collection includes: departmental correspondence (1948-1980), student records and profiles (1950-1980), meeting minutes (1984-1998), departmental budgets (1948-1980), and course materials (1952-2002). There are materials relating to the hiring of new faculty and the growth of the department to include a broader scope of course offerings. This includes correspondence with the Barnard Organization of Soul Sisters, who proposed an Afro-American Studies program (1968-1969) (box 1), and materials relating to courses taught on the history of women's education (1997-1998) (boxes 16-17).
- 1948 - 2002
- Barnard College. History Department (Organization)
Any materials that discuss confidential personnel matters (such as applications for work and tenure appointments) are restricted. Some folders in Boxes 3, 7, and 13 are restricted for 75 years after the date of creation as well as all of boxes 5 and 6.
Photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes.
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.
6.66 Linear Feet (17 boxes)
This collection consists of departmental correspondence, student records, faculty files, teaching schedules, and special reports from the Barnard College Department of History.
This collection is arranged into ten series. The contents are arranged in the original order in which they were received. The series arrangement of the records is as follows:
Series 1, Ad-Hoc Committee, (1971-1974)
Series 2, Budget, (1948-1980)
Series 3, Afro-American Studies Proposals, (1968-1969)
Series 4, Affirmative Action Program, (1973-1974)
Series 5, Correspondence, (1948-1980)
Series 6, Faculty Files, (1954-1980)
Series 7, Job Inquiries, (1968-1980)
Series 8, Committee on Instruction, (1977-1978)
Series 9, Course records: syllabi, class lists, information about majors, exam questions, teaching schedules (1952-1998)
Series 10, Meeting Minutes, (1984-1998)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transferred to the archives from the Barnard College History Department.
Records containing the personal information of students (such as grade books) were removed from the collection. They had previously been included within the correspondence and course records series. Dossiers sent from university job placement offices have been removed from the Job Inquiries series.
Additions are expected.
This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Charlotte Kostelic in October 2015. 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 History Department Records
- Charlotte Kostelic
- © 2015
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note