1 bound volume; 1 linear foot
The Alice Catherine Grant Scrapbook was compiled by Miss Grant during her time at Barnard. It does not encapsulate the entire span of her attendance, stopping at 1907.
Grant was born in Yonkers, New York in 1889. She came to Barnard in 1905, majored in Latin, and graduated from Barnard in 1909. While at Barnard, she participated in the Classical Club and in the Young Women’s Christian Association. She died sometime in the 1980s.
The Alice Catherine Grant Scrapbook is carefully curated by Grant. Material ranges from 1904, when Grant was in the process of applying to Barnard, to 1907, during her junior year. Half of the scrapbook is blank and was never completed. This scrapbook is notable for the hand-lettered section titles (researchers can see pencil rulings that framed the lettering) and for the handwritten captions and personal anecdotes that often accompany physical ephemera. They provide a detailed record of and insight into the undergraduate reactions to Barnard traditions and policies: a 1905 entry states that the Mysteries were “very stupid” because the “Class Council prevented us from doing anything fun.” Further notable components of the Alice Catherine Grant scrapbook are the handwritten lyrics from the new songs written from the class of 1909, her Barnard entrance exam results, and handwritten paper/assignment responses and grades from her teachers. The scrapbook is housed in its original binding; however, items that were frail or becoming unglued from the pages have been removed and placed in itemized folders that are stored underneath the scrapbook.
The scrapbook is arranged chronologically in a single bound volume.
This scrapbook has no restrictions.
The scrapbook is located on-site.
The book is in its original binding and has not been conserved; however, certain delicate leaflets have been removed from the pages and foldered.
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
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