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COE/CORRE/CORRIE - Records of the Committee on Race, Religion, Identity, and Ethnicity

Identifier: BC19-02

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The COE/CORRE/CORRIE collection contains meeting minutes, correspondence, and publicity materials from the organization’s beginning in 1988 to its end in 2001. Meeting minutes include both general group meeting minutes, as well as subcommittee meeting minutes, and highlight the attendees of CORRIE meetings as well as the coordinators and organizers of subcommittees. Publicity materials are primarily posters and flyers advertising various events organized or sponsored by CORRIE. While most items in the collection are related to the inner workings of CORRIE, there are also items relating to specific moments of tension and conflict surrounding issues of identity at Barnard College and Columbia University. Much of the work done by CORRIE dealt with Black and African American student experiences at Barnard, but there is also documentation of CORRIE's work with other students of color, as well as students with a variety of religious faiths, and sexual identities.


  • Creation: 1988 - 2001



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

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes.

Historical Background

The Committee on Race, Religion, Identity, and Ethnicity (CORRIE) was created with the purpose of engaging Barnard students, faculty, and staff in anti-discriminatory action at Barnard College. CORRIE was responsible for a variety of actions at different levels, including: drafting policy statements and recommendations regarding the hiring of faculty of color, conducting exit interviews to gauge the experiences of minority students on campus, organizing events that supported students of color on campus such as the annual Unity Dinner, Student of Color Retreat, and a variety of speaker-series on topics of Race, Religion, Ethnicity, and Identity, and assisting to instate a Pan-African Studies major and an American Cultures requirement in the Barnard curriculum.

The Committee on Race, Religion, Identity, and Ethnicity (CORRIE) officially began in 1988 as the Committee on Ethnicity (COE), although students, faculty, and staff had met in 1987 in an unofficial capacity. Upon its formation, COE consisted of seven subcommittees: Curriculum and Faculty, Agenda, Awareness, Admissions and Financial Aid, Programing, Training, and the Policy Task Force. COE was changed to the Committee on Race, Religion, and Ethnicity (CORRE) in 1989, to reflect the addition of issues of race and religion, and the mission statement of the group was revised. CORRE underwent one final name change in 1993, adding the category of Identity, and became the Committee on Race, Religion, Identity, and Ethnicity (CORRIE), following protests and editorials from LABIA (Lesbians and Bisexuals in Action)- Barnard’s lesbian and bisexual student activist group. By 2001, CORRIE’s function as a group was assumed by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.


1.25 Linear Feet (3 document boxes)




This collection consists of materials from the Barnard College Committee on Race, Religion, Identity, and Ethnicity (COE/CORRE/CORRIE).

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged in the order it was received. Box 1 contains documents primarily from the 1990’s, and documents in Boxes 2 and 3 span the entirety of CORRIE’s existence from 1988 to 2001.

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

The collection was transferred to the archives in 2001, with accruals in 2011.


No additions are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed by Dinah Handel, in September 2014.

Guide to COE/CORRE/CORRIE - Records of the Committee on Race, Religion, Identity, and Ethnicity
Dinah Handel
© 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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