Answered By: Amanda Strauss
Last Updated: Oct 29, 2014     Views: 284

Yes. The Radcliffe College Archives at the Schlesinger Library documents the history of Radcliffe College (1879-1999), its students, alumnae, and the women of Harvard University. These resources chronicle the growth of the college from an experimental program established in 1879 to provide women with access to Harvard teaching, to an institution coordinate with Harvard having its own property, endowment, students, and varied programs. Radcliffe College merged with Harvard University on October 1, 1999, thereby forming the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The records of Radcliffe College presidents and departments and the papers of students and alumnae are cataloged in HOLLIS. Finding aids for manuscript and audio-visual materials are available through OASIS. For records of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, created after October 1, 1999, consult the Harvard University Archives.

For digitized sources re: the history of Radcliffe College, see the Harvard/Radcliffe Online Historical Reference Shelf.

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