Collection Scope and Content Summary
These records consist of correspondence, speeches, addresses, publications, reports, meetings minutes, journals, calendars, photographs, AV, and born digital material that were created and kept by the President’s Office. Topics include all activities of the President’s Office including but not limited to award and scholarship programs, Barnard and Columbia relations, commuter affairs, conferences, donations and gifts, financial aid, food service, freshman orientation, and symposia and summits. Correspondence is between the President’s Office and academic and administrative departments, alumnae, faculty, General Counsel, parents, students, trustees, and various committees.
In 1952 during the term of Millicent McIntosh, the title of Dean was changed to President. Records created prior to 1952 are in collection BC 5.01 Dean's Office Records.
Presidential terms are outlined as follows:
Millicent McIntosh, 1952-1962
Rosmary Park, 1962-1967
Martha Elizabeth Peterson, 1968-1975
Jacqueline Anderson Mattfeld, 1976-1980
Ellen Victoria Futter, 1981-1993
Judith Rae Shapiro, 1994-2008
Debora Spar, 2008-2017
Sian Leah Beilock, 2017-2023
Laura Rosenbury, 2023-present
- Creation: 1952-2017
- Barnard College. President's Office. (Organization)
Access to materials about donations, gifts, grants, and financial aid is restricted for 25 years from date of creation.
Personnel records relating to Barnard faculty and staff (including search, review, promotion, tenure, and disciplinary/grievance records) are restricted for seventy-five years from the date of creation.
Photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes.
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.
77.17 Linear Feet (119 document boxes, 7 half document boxes, 12 cartons; 1 oversize box)
President's Office Records consist of correspondence, speeches, addresses, publications, reports, meetings minutes, journals, calendars, photographs, AV, and born digital material that were created and kept by the President’s Office.
The records are arranged in chronological order.
Boxes 1-3 and 5-8 adhere to a filing scheme outling the material's organization by subject. The filing scheme can be found in the finding aid for BC 5.01 Dean's Office Records.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transferred from the Barnard College President's Office.
Additions are expected.
This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Hilary Price in April 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.
- removed duplicate reports, removed general student statistics represented in the Provost's Office collection 05.06.
- removed a F.A.C.E.T.S. "Facts About Columbia Essential To Students" from 1988 and Barnard Alumnae Magazine from Spring 1964 which are duplicates in the Archives.
- Guide to the President's Office Records
- Hilary Price
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note