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Songbooks and Musical Scores

Identifier: BC22

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection includes Barnard College songbooks that feature songs that are about or inspired by Barnard. Additionally, there are compositions by Barnard students, including alumna author and geographer, Jeannette Mirsky. Of note is a seven inch vinyl record of the song "Barnard! Barnard!" which was recorded at the Waldorf-Astoria in 1964. The words and music to this song were composed by Richard Rodgers. There is also a songbook of the "Barnard! Barnard!" score.


  • Creation: 1901 - 1964
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1911 - 1925


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.


1.08 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)




This collection consists of songbooks and musical scores from Barnard College events and productions.


This collection is arranged in the order in which it was received by the archive.

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 office of Communications, formerly known as Public Affairs. Musical score to "Claire De Lune" donated by Rosary Scacciaffero Gillheary.


No additions are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Heather Lember in May 2014.

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.

  • 1 copy of the 1915 Barnard Song Book
Guide to Songbooks and Musical Scores
In Progress
Heather Lember
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

3009 Broadway
New York NY 10027 United States