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Office of the Registrar

Identifier: BC05-03

Collection Scope and Content Summary

These records contain applications for entrance examinations from 1900-1910, enrollment ledgers and forms (including two ledgers from 1895-1900), forms used to select electives, examination reports, correspondence, statistics, lists of students in various majors, and topical files on subjects relevant to the Office of the Registrar. Selected topics in the correspondence and subject files include correspondence with registrars at other institutions; correspondence with departments and other offices at Barnard; and policies and correspondence about curriculum, grading, attendance, honors, deficiency, registration, and cross-registration with Columbia.


  • Creation: 1895-1999



Access to records of students are restricted.

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

Photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes.


34.2 Linear Feet (44 document boxes, 2 half document boxes, 2 ledgers, 3 cartons, 1 oversize folder)




This collection consists of the records of the Barnard College Office of the Registrar. These records include admissions forms, forms concerning enrollment and grading, correspondence, topical files, statistics, and lists of students in various majors.

Collection Arrangement

The records are arranged in three series, which are as follows:

Series 1, Admissions, 1900-1910
Series 2, Enrollment, 1895-1924
Series 3, Correspondence, topical files, and lists, 1900-1994

Most of the containers are arranged chronologically; other systems of arrangement such as filing schemes are noted at the series level.

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

Acquistion Information

Transferred from the Barnard College Office of the Registrar.


Additions are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Heather Lember in January 2014.

This finding aid was updated by Heather Lember in February, 2014 and by Martha Tenney in June, 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.

Guide to the Office of the Registrar Records
Heather Lember and Martha Tenney
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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