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Office of Student Experience and Engagement

Identifier: BC05-05

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection contains memorandum, flyers, correspondence, and promotional materials from the Office of Student Experience and Engagement (previously named the Barnard Student Life Office and the Barnard College Activities Office). Of note is information about the Barnard Bowling Alley. Collection also contains a digital file of anonymous letters written by Barnard students during a Barnard Student Life tabling event on National Coming Out Day, 2016. Letter writers discuss queer/LGBTQ identity, gender identity, self-care, coming out, and relationships with family.


  • Creation: 1946 - 2019



This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located on-site.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Barnard College Archives and Special Collections. The Barnard College 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

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes.


2.71 Linear Feet (1 document box, 1 bankers box, 1 half hollinger, 1 poster in flat file )




This collection contains documents, memorandum, Milllie the Bear's mascot costume, and flyers from the Barnard College Activities Office.

Collection Arrangement

Collection is arranged in the order in which it was delivered to the Archives.

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 College Activities Office, Office of Student Experience and Engagement (formerly known as Office of Student Life and the Barnard College Activities Office)


Additions are expected.

Processing History

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

Guide to Student Experience and Engagement Collection
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

3009 Broadway
New York NY 10027 United States