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Dean's Reports (1891-1952) and President's Reports (1952-2002)

Identifier: BC11-05

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The President’s Reports—first published in 1952, and continuing through the present—include an overview of recent and planned developments at the College, as well as summaries of problems and proposals—essentially a “State of the College” address. Each report also includes a list of faculty and administrative promotions, appointments, and obituaries; student body demographics; a list of faculty research fellowships, grants, awards, and publications; a list of donations to the College; and a balance sheet of current income, expenditures, liabilities, and other financial data. The Dean’s Reports—which were published from 1898 through 1952—contained the same information.


  • Creation: 1891 - 2002



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.


1.25 Linear Feet (3 document boxes)




This collection consists of Barnard College Dean's and President's Reports. They include an overview of recent and planned developments at the college, as well as summaries of problems and proposals.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically by report type. Box 1 contains Dean's, Treasurer's. amd Provost's Reports from 1898-1931. Box 2 contains Dean's Reports from 1891-1952. Box 3 contains President's Reports from 1952-2002.

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.


Accruals are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed by Marcia Bassett, Maggie Astor BC’11, and Caitlin Hamrin BC’12. Finding aid written by Caitlin Hamrin and Maggie Astor in June 2010. Collection updated by Shannon O'Neill in June, 2015.

Guide to Dean's and President's Reports
Shannon O'Neill
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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