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Dorothy Oak Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: BC15-20

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Dorothy Oak's scrapbook holds materials from 1913 to 1920. Material includes luncheon invitations and programs from Barnard activities; dance cards; newspaper clippings of articles related to Barnard and the World War I war effort; personal correspondence; and amateur photographs.

Many of the World War I materials focus on the Dartmouth Regiment. Also notable are the inclusion of commencement programs and fliers from Oak’s high school, Miss Mary Schoonmaker’s School for Girls, and information about the Farmerettes, women who worked on farms to take the place of male farm hands who had gone to war.

Dates

  • 1913 - 1920

Creator

Access

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.

Reproduction Restrictions

Photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes.

Biography

Dorothy Oak grew up in New York City and graduated from Miss Mary Schoonmaker’s School for Girls in 1913. She entered Barnard College in 1914 where she majored in Botany. Oak was a member of the Botanical Club, the Geology Club, the Outdoor Club, and the Young Women’s Christian Association. She earned an MA at Teachers College in 1921, and taught biology at various high schools in Manhattan. She died in 1958, and in 1959, a gift to the Memorial Scholarship Fund was given in honor of Oak after her death.

Extent

2.38 Linear Feet (2 document boxes, 1 oversize box)

Abstract

This collection consists of the scrapbook of Barnard alumna Dorothy Oak. Materials range from Oak's pre-Barnard Days at Miss Mary Schoonmaker’s School for Girls in 1913 until 1920. Oak graduated from Barnard in 1918.

Collection Arrangement

The scrapbook has been unmounted and the material stored in separate folders by page. A binder of photocopies of the scrapbook shows how the pages were originally arranged. A separate flat box contains the front and back cover of the scrapbook as well as a single pressed rose.

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 archives@barnard.edu.

Acquisition Information

The acquisition date and source is unknown.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Alternative Forms of Material

Digital surrogates of BC15.20 are available online at: http://digitalcollections.barnard.edu/islandora/object/BC15-20:0

Alternative Forms of Material

A microfilm version of the Dorothy Oak Scrapbook is in box 4 of the microfillms.

Digital surrogates of BC15.20 are available online: http://digitalcollections.barnard.edu/object/0/dorothy-oak-scrapbook

Processing History

This finding aid was written by Johana Godfrey in October 2011. This finding aid was updated by Alice Griffin in July 2015.

This finding aid was updated by Cristina Fontánez Rodríguez in October 2017.

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.

Creator

Title
Guide to Dorothy Oak Scrapbook
Status
Completed
Date
© 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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