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Scrapbook of Social Activities

 Collection
Identifier: BC35-01

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection includes invitations, ticket stubs, playbills and materials related to social events going on at Barnard College from 1924 to 1953. The invitations include events such as the Greek Games, French Club, the Senior Ball, Seven Sisters Presidents meeting, debate tea, lectures, alumnae dinners, faculty lunchroom, foreign students tea and Christmas caroling in foreign languages. Events of note are a reading by Robert Frost and a Wigs and Cues performance which Dwight D. Eisenhower, then president of Columbia University, attended.

Dates

  • 1924-1953

Creator

Access

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

These leaves, which were originally compiled in scrapbooks by the Assistant to the Dean in charge of Social Activities, Miss Mabel Foote Weeks, chronicle student life from the academic year 1924-1925 through 1952-1953. Weeks' position was described as “general supervision under the Dean and the faculty committee on student organizations, of extra-curricular activities and of the social life of the students who live outside the dormitories.” Over the years, the position changed to titles such as Assistant to the Dean in charge of Student Organizations and Director of the Office of Student Affairs. After her retirement in 1939 various other women such as Miss Krueger, Mrs. English, Mrs. Read, Mrs. Coles, Dr. Christina Grant, Miss Maack and Miss Harrington oversaw the social events. The Committee on Student Affairs ceased compiling the scrapbooks in 1952 when Mrs. English left office.

Extent

3.34 Linear Feet (8 document boxes)

Abstract

This collection consists of invitations, ticket stubs, playbills and other materials related to the social events going on at Barnard College from 1924 to 1953.

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 archives@barnard.edu.

Acquisition Information

The acquisition date and source is unknown.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Marcia Bassett and Caitlin Hamrin in June 2010. The finding aid was updated by Alice Griffin BC'15 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.

Finding aid written in English.
Title
Guide to Scrapbook of Social Activities
Status
Completed
Date
© 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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