Skip to main content

BLAIS Advisory Committee

Identifier: BC06-07

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection contains correspondence between Dean Virginia Gildersleeve and the Library Committee, correpondence between Gildersleeve and the head librarian Bertha L. Rockwell outlining the duties of the librarian, annual reports of the library, and the final recommendation of the Library Committee.


  • Creation: 1943 - 1944


This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located on-site.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Barnard College Archives. The Barnard College Archives approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Reproduction Restrictions

Reproductions can be made for research purposes.

Historical Summary

The BLAIS Advisory Committee (previously known as The Library Committee), is a venue for discussion, consultation, and input on BLAIS (Barnard Library and Academic Information Services) and IMATS (Instructional Media and Technology Services) collections, services, and spaces, including technology to support teaching and learning (Barnard College Faculty Committees website, April 2024). In 1943, the Library Committee (a precursor to the BLAIS Advisory Committee) recommended that this commmitee become a standing committee for faculty to "plan and direct library policy, supervise administration of the reading room, and promote closer cooperation within the faculty and the university library" (Library Commitee February 1943 Report). They also advised on expansions of the library.


.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)




This collection consists of materials from the BLAIS Advisory Committee.

Collection Arrangement

This 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

The acquisition date and source is unknown.


Additions are expected.

Related Collections

The President's Office collection, BC05.22, includes many committee materials and supporting documentation.

Processing History

In April 2024, Olivia Newsome moved this collection from a larger collection of faculty committees, BC06.01, to the current collection, BC06.07, to highlight this long-standing committee. Olivia Newsome also updated the finding aid at this time.

A Guide to The BLAIS Advisory Committee
Olivia Newsome
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

3009 Broadway
New York NY 10027 United States