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Board of Trustees Charters, By-Laws, Statutes, and Amendments

Identifier: BC01-01

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection includes provisional charters and drafts, bound books of by-laws and statutes, extracts from meeting minutes, treasurer's reports, and signed charter amendments.

Of special interest is the 1889 petition to the Regents of the University of New York to found a literary college for the Collegiate Education of Women in the City and County of New York.


  • Creation: 1882 - 1990



This collection has no restrictions.

Publication Rights

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

Reproduction Restrictions

Photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes.


3.59 Linear Feet (2 document boxes, 1 clamshell box, 1 document drawer)




The Barnard College Board of Trustees Charters and Amendments contains the provisional charters, by-laws, statutes, amendments, extracts from meeting minutes, signed charter amendments, reports, and related correspondence.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is 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 Barnard College Board of Trustees.


Additions are expected.

Related Collections

Some votes on and discussions of amendments to the by-laws of the College may be found in BC1.04, Minutes to the Board of Trustees.

Processing History

This collection was processed by Marcia Bassett, 2010.

This finding aid was updated by Heather Lember in January, 2014. The finding aid was updated and this collection merged with the former collection BC1.02, Board of Trustees By-Laws and Statutes due to overlapping collection scopes, by Martha Tenney in June 2021.

Descriptive Rules Used: Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard.

Encoding: Machine readable finding aid encoded in EAD 2002.

Finding aid written in English.

Guide to the Board of Trustees Charters, By-Laws, Statutes, and Amendments
Heather Lember
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English, Old (ca.450-1100)
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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New York NY 10027 United States