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Office of General Counsel

Identifier: BC05-11

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The General Counsel collection contains memos released by the office from the years of 1999 - 2004, and documents regarding the Barnard Film Company. Memos are on the topics of Drug and Alcohol abuse and prevention, Barnard's policy against sexual harassment, guidance on political activity at Barnard, and campus safety.


  • Creation: 1968 - 2004
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1999 - 2004



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

Single photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes.

Historical Background

The General Counsel serves as the College's chief legal officer. The primary functions of the General Counsel are to provide legal counsel to the President, Board of Trustees; advise on the legal ramifications of policy-making at the College; perform functions associated with in-house counsel such as neogitation of contracts and advise on human resource matters; and engage and supervise the work of outside law firms. The Office's objectives are to advance the mission of the Barnard College, and to provide useful and timely legal advice in support of that mission.


0.021 Linear Feet (1 folder)




This collection consists of documents from the Office of General Counsel.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is 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

Records were transferred from the Office of General Counsel in 2002. Additional records were transferred in 2011 from the Provost's Office.


Accruals are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Dinah Handel in February, 2015.

Guide to the Office of General Counsel
Dinah Handel
© 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

3009 Broadway
New York NY 10027 United States