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Committee on Admissions

Identifier: BC19-03

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection contains three bound books of the Committee on Admissions materials from 1900-1947 which include meeting minutes, committee reports, correspondence about admissions with the Office of the Dean (the former title of the Barnard College President), and lists of accepted and rejected students. From 1947 onwards, the committee materials are unbound and in folders.

Missing committee minutes: 1960 onwards


  • Creation: 1900 - 2005

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

Reproductions can be made for research purposes.

Historical Summary

The Committee on Admissions made recommendations to the President on matters relating to admissions policies like on the composition of the student body and recruitment. The Committee on Admissions is a tripartite committee comprised of both faculty, administrative staff, and students.


1 Linear Feet (1 record carton 3 bound books and meeting minutes in folders)




This collection consists of materials from the Barnard College Committee on Admissions.

Collection Arrangement

The 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

The acquisition date and source is unknown.


Additions are expected.

Processing History

This collection's description was updated by Olivia Newsome in November 2023. The Committee on Admissions 1950-2005 minutes were moved to this collection and the finding aid updated by Olivia Newsome in March 2024.

Guide to Committee on Admissions
Olivia Newsome
2023 and 2024
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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