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Development Office

Identifier: BC05-07

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, accounts, reports, studies, lists of donors, printed appeals for funds, clippings, press releases, a hand painted banner, and miscellaneous printed materials related to the fundraising efforts of Barnard College's Development Office.

Fundraising for scholarships, campus buildings, the Barnard Fund, and the Barnard College Development Fund are included. Also included are the by-laws, policy statements, minutes, reports, and correspondence of the Barnard College Thrift Shop, dating from the 1930s-1960s.


  • Creation: 1930 - 2009
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990


Materials pertaining to donors are restricted. For this reason some records in boxes 1, 4, 5, 16, 21-23, and 25-29 are restricted.

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.

Reproduction Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes.


17.93 Linear Feet (35 full size document boxes, 3 oversize boxes)




This collection consists of development records which includes correspondence, memoranda, accounts, donor lists, appeals for funds, clippings, press releases, and information pertaining to the Thrift Shop.

Collection Arrangement

Items in boxes are arranged chronologically.

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 Barnard Colllege Development Office


Additions are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Heather Lember in January 2014. The finding aid was updated by Dinah Handel in June 2015. The finding aid was updated by Charlotte Kostelic in December 2015. The finding aid was updated by Joan Hsiao in December 2017.

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 Development Office Collection
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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