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Nan Johnson Scrapbook

Identifier: BC15-42

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection contains a scrapbook chronicling the life of Nan Johnson BC ’52 during her time at Barnard College. Located in the scrapbook are letters from the administration regarding scholarship awards and programs, photos, newspaper clippings regarding Greek Games from 1950, social and political activities, and graduation festivities. It also includes wedding invitations and Playbills of theatre productions from 1949-1952. The collection also includes a folder of material related to the political activities of the alumna working on women’s rights issues post graduation. This folder contains a bumper sticker, programs, newsletters, copies of newspaper clippings, and a floppy disc (marked Gildersleeve nomination - files not accessible as of date of Finding Aid).


  • Creation: 1949 - 2017
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1949 - 1952



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.

Reproduction Restrictions

Photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes.


Nan Johnson, formerly Nancy Jean Heffelfinger, is a member of the Barnard Class of 1952. Following her time at Barnard, Johnson became a county legislator, a trustee of the State University of New York, the Founding Director of the Susan B. Anthony University Center at the University of Rochester, and the Founding President of Friends of Women's Rights National Historical Park, Inc. In 2008 she established the Nan Johnson Legacy Project endowment fund to provide internships for the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY.


1.67 Linear Feet (1 oversized box)




This collection consists of the scrapbook of Barnard College alumna Nan Johnson.

Collection Arrangement

Collection is housed in one oversized box with contents of the scrapbook arranged in their original order.

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

Donated to the College by Nan Johnson, 2017.


No additions are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Joan Hsiao in February 2018. Descriptive Rules Used: Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard. Finding aid written in English.

Guide to the Nan Johnson Scrapbook
Joan Hsiao
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

3009 Broadway
New York NY 10027 United States