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Alice Catherine Grant Scrapbook

Identifier: BC15-10

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Alice Catherine Grant's scrapbook ranges from 1904, when Grant was in the process of applying to Barnard, to 1907, during her junior year. Half of the scrapbook is blank and was never completed. This scrapbook is notable for the hand-lettered section titles, handwritten captions, and personal anecdotes that often accompany physical ephemera. The scrapbook provides a detailed record of and insight into the undergraduate reactions to Barnard traditions and policies.

The Scrapbook also includes handwritten lyrics from the new songs written from the class of 1909, Grant's Barnard entrance exam results, and handwritten paper/assignment responses and grades from her teachers.


  • Creation: 1904 - 1907


This collection has no restrictions.

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.


Alice Catherine Grant was born in Yonkers, New York in 1889. She came to Barnard in 1905, majored in Latin, and graduated from Barnard in 1909. While at Barnard, she participated in the Classical Club and in the Young Women’s Christian Association. After college, Grant taught at Bay Ridge High School in Brooklyn before moving on to Utrecht High School, also in Brooklyn, where she eventually became chairman of the Latin Department. She died in 1976.


1.02 Linear Feet




This collection consists of the scrapbook of Barnard College alumna Alice Catherine Grant. It contains examination and homework papers (many in Greek), a large number of photographs, postcards, and ephemera that include ribbons and other decorative objects, Christmas cards, dance cards, and invitations.

Collection Arrangement

The scrapbook is housed in its original binding; however, items that were frail or becoming unglued from the pages have been removed and placed in itemized folders that are stored underneath the scrapbook. The scrapbook is arranged chronologically in a single bound volume.

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

Alice Catherine Grant’s scrapbook was donated to the Barnard College Archives following her death in 1976.


No additions are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed by Marcia Bassett and Stephanie Mannheim BC ’14. Finding aid written by Stephanie Mannheim in July 2011. The finding aid was updated by Dinah Handel in December 2014.

Guide to Alice Catherine Grant Scrapbook
Stephanie Mannheim
© 2014
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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