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Seven College Vocational Workshops

Identifier: BC45

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection contains completed participant application forms, files on participants containing questionnaires in which participants reported on their progress and evaluated their workshop experiences, correspondence, resumes, photographs, and essays.

The colleciton also includes lists of participants, board members, committee members, and members of the advisory council, along with correspondence, budgets, brochures, reports, newsletters, notes, photographs, workshop schedules, and bibliographies, all relating to the administration of the workshops.

Also of note are documentary interviews of 1964 workshop participants produced by ABC News.


  • Creation: 1962 - 1970


Access to material dated 50 years or less prior to current date is restricted.

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

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes.

Historical Note

The Seven College Vocational Workshops were geared towards older women college graduates who wanted to enter or re-enter the job market. The workshop was founded in 1962 and funded by the Carnegie Corporation. The board was made up of representatives of Barnard College, Bryn Mawr College, Mount Holyoke College, Radcliffe College, Smith College, Vassar College, and Wellesley College. The workshops were held at Barnard College.


7.51 Linear Feet (14 document boxes)




This collection consists of materials related to the Seven College Vocational workshops, which was a series workshops geared towards older women college graduates who wanted to enter or re-enter the job market.

Collection Arrangement

Collection is arrranged alphabetically by last name.

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 is unprocessed.

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.

Guide to Seven College Vocational Workshops
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Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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