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Alum Memorabilia

Identifier: BC08-02

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection contains memorabilia donated by Barnard College alums. The bulk of the collection is diplomas. Also included are annotated issues of the Mortarboard and theBarnard Bulletin, a record of the single My Girl, songbooks, dance cards, clothing, correspondence, notebooks, ephemera and publications from and directly after the 1968 student strike, and other misellaneous materials belonging to alums.


  • Creation: 1897-2016


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.

Reproductions Restrictions

Photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes.


11.75 Linear Feet (6 full size document boxes, 4 half size document boxes, 1 banker box, 9 custom size boxes)




The collection consists of diplomas and memorabilia of Barnard College alums.

Collection Arrrangement

Materials are inventoried at the container level, and organized within boxes by the name of their creator.

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

Materials in the collection were donated in the following years: 1971, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1997, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2022.


Additions are expected.

Related Collections

Materials relating to items in the Alum Memorabilia Collection may be found in the following collections in this repository: BC 15.14 Eleanor Myers Jewitt Scrapbook, and BC 20.36 Jean Miller Rich Papers.

Processing History

The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Dinah Handel, August 2015. This finding aid was updated by Charlotte Kostelic in December 2015. This finding aid was updated by Aziza Rahman in June 2019. Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard. Machine readable finding aid encoded in EAD 2002. Finding aid written in English.

Guide to the Alum Memorabilia Collection
Dinah Handel
© 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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