4 Hollinger boxes; 1.67 linear feet.
The College Calendar of Official Meetings consists of bound volume date books chronicling all events at the college for that year, including academic and board meetings, lectures, and special events. Some date books are identified by owner, others are not; multiple people have updated the books. Some date books have leaflets tucked into the back and between pages, which are invitations to and reminders of upcoming events.
History of the College Calendar of Official Meetings
The College Calendar of Official Meetings was created as a practical record of events at Barnard by the Office of Social Activities (later called Student Organizations and Office of Student Affairs).
This collection consists of bound volumes—specifically, daily planners for college events. Some of the early calendars belonged to Mabel Foote Weeks (assistant to the Dean in charge of Social Activities), and the rest have no specific creator and are annotated by different hands. Calendars include all events at Barnard and all dates and deadlines: addresses to classes, faculty parties, lecture series, sign-up dates for events, registration dates, board meetings, teas, holidays, and meetings of student run organizations such as the Mortarboard. Additional notes are written in margins and on back pages of the calendars. Leaflets inserted into the calendars are invitations to events and reminder notices, and some are even lists of college rules. Highlights of the collection include a 1942 list of rules delineating when/where it was appropriate for the Barnard girl to smoke, and a copy of a room requisition form for the rehearsal of Wigs and Cues Spring productions in 1944. The 1947 calendar includes expense tables at the back, as well as a list of apartments and rooms for students looking for places to let in the memoranda section.
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This collection is located on-site.
Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. 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.
Barnard College Archives
Lehman Hall Room 19
New York, NY 10027