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Student Handbook

Identifier: BC11-07

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Blue Book Student Handbook Collection contains Barnard College's annualStudent Handbook, from 1904 - 2013. The Student Handbook is a brief yet extensive guide to the College, providing vital information, such as locations of offices and hours, listings of clubs/organizations and residential buildings, maps, various rules (dorm, fire safety, alcohol/drugs, etc.), among other information.


  • Creation: 1904 - 2013


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.

Historical Background

TheBarnard College Blue Book was an annual booklet originally published by the Barnard Christian Association. TheBarnard College Blue Book contained all the information thought to be relevant to student life. TheBarnard College Blue Book was renamed theBarnard Student Handbook in 1961, and was published by the Undergraduate Association. In the 1970s, the Office of Public Relations was in charge of publication and the handbook was referred to asA Guide to Barnard, then in 1983, as theBarnard Student Guide. In 1988, it became theBarnard Handbook and Student Guide, and contained a calendar/planner component. In 1990, the handbook was referred to as theBarnard College Calendar and Student Guide, and in 1997, theBarnard College Student Handbook. Presently, the handbook is called theStudent Handbook.


4.71 Linear Feet




This collection consists of the various iterations of the annually published Barnard CollegeStudent Handbook, originally called theBarnard College Blue Book.

Collection Arrangement

The Student Handbooks are 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.

Processing History

The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Dinah Handel, June 2015.

Guide to the Student Handbook Collection
Dinah Handel
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Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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