Millicent Carey McIntosh Papers
Collection Scope and Conent Summary
The collection consists of material relating to both McIntosh's professional activities and her personal life. Items include correspondence and memoranda, addresses and speeches, articles, subject files, research files, clippings, printed matter, photographs, biographical material, and memorabilia. Material relating to McIntosh’s time at Barnard College include correspondence with Barnard College faculty, students, and alumnae; Barnard College Presidents and Acting Presidents Henry A. Boorse, Rosemary Park, Martha Peterson, LeRoy C. Breunig, and Jacquelyn Mattfeld; Columbia University Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Grayson Kirk; and others.
- McIntosh, Millicent C. (Person)
This collection has two restricted files in subseries 1.1.
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Millicent Carey McIntosh was Dean of Barnard from 1947-1952. The title was changed to President in that year and she served as President from 1952-1962.
Married to pediatrician Dr. Rustin McIntosh and mother of four sons and one daughter, McIntosh was the first Dean of the Seven Sisters Colleges to be both a wife and a mother. A graduate and later a teacher and Acting Dean of Bryn Mawr, McIntosh received her PhD in English from Johns Hopkins and served as the head of the Brearly School for Girls for 17 years from 1930 to 1947. In her tenure at Barnard, she took on the monumental task of procuring greater funding so that Barnard could renovate and increase space and salaries. She initiated Operation Bootstrap, a development fund campaign that, with help from donors like John D. Rockefeller and Barnard alumnae, raised $1.7 million for the remodeling of Milbank Hall, which included the addition of the Minor Latham Playhouse in 1953; the building of Lehman Hall in 1959, with its library and classrooms; and the construction of Reid Hall in September 1961. McIntosh was also instrumental in centralizing all gifts to Barnard though The Barnard Fund and in forming the first long-range development plans of the College. She worked well with successive Columbia presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Grayson Kirk, and advocated strongly for greater cooperation with Columbia in a way that allowed Barnard to maintain its integrity and independence.
10.88 Linear Feet (23 boxes, 1 half document box, and 2 oversize boxes, 2 oversize items)
The collection consists of material relating to both McIntosh's professional activities and her personal life. Items include correspondence and memoranda, addresses and speeches, articles, subject files, research files, clippings, printed matter, photographs, biographical material, and memorabilia of Millicent Carey McIntosh, the fourth Dean and first President of Barnard College.
This collection had been arranged in two series, each of which has been further arranged into four subseries.
Series 1, Professional Activities, 1925-1993
Subseries 1.1, Correspondence, Memoranda, and Administrative Records, 1935-1993
Subseries 1.2, Speeches and Articles, 1925-1978
Subseries 1.3, Subject Files and Printed Matter, 1940s-1988
Subseries 1.4, Photographs, 1950s-1990s
Series 2, Personal and Family Material, 1921-1998
Subseries 2.1, Correspondence, 1921-1990s
Subseries 2.2, Awards, Celebrations, and Memorabilia, 1910s-1998
Subseries 2.3, Biographical, 1965-1986
Subseries 2.4, Financial Documents, 1971-1988
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.
Gift of Cary McIntosh and Professor Joan M. Ferrante, 2007. Additional items accessioned between 1973 and 1979.
No additionas are expected.
This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Hilary Price 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 Millicent Carey McIntosh Papers
- Hilary Price
- © 2015
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