These pages, arranged by academic year, show invitations, ticket stubs, playbills, and other materials pertaining to the social events that took place at Barnard College from 1924 to 1953.
These materials—originally compiled in scrapbooks by the Assistant to the Dean in charge of Social Activities, Miss Mabel Foote Weeks—begin in the academic year 1924-1925 and continue through the academic year 1952-1953. Weeks’ specific position originated in 1922 and was described as “general supervision under the Dean and the faculty committee on student organizations, of extra-curricular activities and of the social life of the students who live outside the dormitories.” Over the years, the position held various titles, such as Assistant to the Dean in charge of Student Organizations and Director of the Office of Student Affairs. After her retirement in 1939, various other women, such as Miss Krueger, Mrs. English, Mrs. Read, Mrs. Coles, Dr. Christina Grant, Miss Maack, and Miss Harrington oversaw the social events. The Committee on Student Affairs ceased compiling the scrapbooks after the academic year of 1952-1953, when Mrs. English left office.
The scrapbooks were organized by class year. Invitations to events such as the Greek Games, French Club, Senior Ball, Seven Sisters Presidents meeting, debate tea, lectures, alumnae dinners, faculty lunchroom, foreign students tea, and Christmas caroling in foreign languages were all sent to administration in order for Barnard to oversee these social activities. Among the events were a reading by Robert Frost and a Wigs and Cues performance attended by President Dwight Eisenhower.
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