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Calendar of Official Meetings

Identifier: BC32

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection consists of bound volumes—specifically, daily planners for college events. Some of the early calendars belonged to Mabel Foote Weeks, Assistant to the Dean in Charge of Social Organizations. The rest of the planners have no specific creator and are annotated by different hands.

Calendars include events and deadlines at Barnard including addresses to classes, faculty parties, lecture series, sign-up dates for events, registration dates, board meetings, teas, holidays, and meetings of student-run organizations such as the Mortarboard. Additional notes are written in margins and on back pages of the calendars. Invitations to events, reminder notices, and lists of College rules have been placed in the planners as well. Of interest in the collection is a 1942 list of rules delineating when and where it was appropriate for Barnard students to smoke.


  • Creation: 1923 - 1961



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.

Historical Note

The College Calendar of Official Meetings was created as a practical record of events at Barnard by the Office of Social Activities (later called Student Organizations and Office of Student Affairs). Mabel Foote Weeks, as Assistant to the Dean in Charge of Social Organizations, recorded these daily planners until her retirement in 1939.


2.09 Linear Feet (5 document boxes)




The College Calendar of Official Meetings consists of bound volume date books chronicling events at the College for that year, including academic and board meetings, lectures, and special events.

Collection Arrangement

This 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.


No additions are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Johana Godfrey in October 2011. The finding aid was updated by Alice Griffin in July 2015.

Descriptive Rules Used: Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Encoding: Machine readable finding aid encoded in EAD 2002.

Guide to Calendar of Official Meetings
Johana Godfrey. Finding aid updated by Alice Griffin.
© 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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