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Barnard College Oral Histories

Identifier: BC16-01

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The collection contains interviews conducted by former college archivist and dean, Julie V. Marsteller. The collection includes 5 transcripts, research, interview questions, notes, and 14 audio tapes.


  • Creation: 1970 - 1989


This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located on-site.

Publication Rights

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

Reproduction Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes.

Historical Background or Biography

Julie V. Marsteller, an alumna of Barnard, served as the college’s archivist before becoming Dean of Disabled Students in 1979. While she was still the college's archivist in the 1970s, as part of a larger Barnard oral history project, she conducted interviews of retiring faculty such as Richard Youtz, Raymond Saulnier, and Eleanor Rosenberg. She wanted to discuss “incidents and changes relating to Barnard that…are worthy of discussion.” She also interviewed people like Emma Stecher and Gladys Meyer, who were Barnard students and then professors at the College.


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This collection consists of transcripts and recordings of oral histories of Barnard College alumna, and faculty.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged as it was received.

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

Donated 10/16/2001 by Arlene M. Winer ’54


No additions are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid edited by Julia Sukhu in February 2018.

Descriptive Rules Used:

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 Barnard College Oral Histories
Julia Sukhu
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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