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College Anniversaries

Identifier: BC14-04

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection is comprised of materials related to anniversaries celebrating Barnard College's establishment in 1889. These materials range from administrative documents such as planning committee notes, fundraising records, donor lists, and press releases, to event-specific records like menus, guest lists, speeches, and programs. Of particular note is a 25th anniversary capital campaign appeal delivered by Virginia Gildersleeve, a 50th anniversary questionnaire and a 50th anniversary fundraising scrapbook, a set of lectures presented for the Centennial celebrations, and a 1989 Centennial banner.


  • Creation: 1910-2014



This collection has no restrictions.

Publication Rights

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.


12.27 Linear Feet (7 document boxes, 2 oversized boxes, 1 tube, 1 document drawer)




This collection consists of materials from Barnard College's anniversaries, including the 20th, 25th, 40th, 50th, 65th, 75th, Centennial in 1989, and Quasquicentennial in 2014. The collection contains invitations, programs, fundraising records, donors lists, invitee lists, menus, addresses and speeches, Convocation records, planning committee files, clippings, press releases, and ephemera.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged into five series:

Series 1, 25th Anniversary
Series 2, 50th Anniversary
Series 3, 75th Anniversary
Series 4, 100th Anniversary
Series 5, 20th, 40th, 65th, & 125th Anniversaries

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 for the majority of the collection. The recording of Barnard's Great Voices was donated to the Archives by Douglas Maget.


Additions are expected.

Related Collections

Researchers interested in the 100th anniversary of Barnard College should also examine BC5.10 Centennial Office. The Centennial Office collection is comprised of records produced by Barnard's temporary Centennial Office in preparation for the College's 100th anniversary.

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Shannon O'Neill in June, 2015.

Guide to Barnard College Anniversaries
Shannon O'Neill
© 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

3009 Broadway
New York NY 10027 United States