Barnard Archives: College History Resource Guide

Barnard College has a rich and varied history. Students, faculty, and administrators have all played an essential role in creating and enlivening the culture of Barnard since its founding. The Barnard College Archives features extensive collections related to the college’s history and this research guide is not an extensive list of the archives’ available resources. Contact the Barnard Archives to learn more about the collections.

Chief Administrators Correspondence

College Records

Organizations and Clubs

Personal Papers

Student Activities

Student Scrapbooks

Adminstrative Publications

Student Publications

Student Thesis

  • BC 33 Honor's Papers and Theses


"Again the Palisades Grow Dark." Barnard College Alumnae Magazine June 1944: 3-13.

Barnard College Board of Trustees. Barnard's War Service. New York: Barnard College, May 1919.

Barnard Strike Coalition. Why We Strike. New York: Barnard Strike Coalition, 1970.

Butler, Nicholas M., and Barnard College. Barnard College 1889-1914. New York: Douglas C. McMurtrie, 1915.

Gildersleeve, Virginia C. "Barnard College: Its Birth and Its Strength." Barnard College Alumnae Monthly Nov. 1932: 3-6.

Gildersleeve, Virginia C. Many a Good Crusade: Memoirs of Virginia Gildersleeve. New York: Macmillan, 1954.

McCaughey, Robert A. Stand, Columbia: A History of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1754-2004. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003.

McCaughey, Robert A., and Barnard College. A Statistical Profile of the Barnard College Faculty, 1900-1974. New York: Barnard College Department of History, 1975.

Meyer, Annie Nathan, Barnard Beginnings. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1935.

Miller, Alice D., and Susan Myers. Barnard College: the First Fifty Years. New York: Columbia University Press, 1939.

Pullman, Mary S. "In the Beginning: As Remembered by Barnard's First Student." Bulletin of the Associate Alumnae of Barnard College May 1924: 15-16.

"The Origin of Barnard's Most Famous Tradition: 51st Greek Games." Barnard College Alumnae Magazine, March 1955: 6.

Walter, Judith M. Perceptions of Leadership Roles: Women in Barnard College, 1889-1939. New York: Columbia University Press, 1984.

White, Marian C. A History of Barnard College. New York: Columbia University Press, 1954.

Woolf, Dorothy. "Dr. Butler Talks About Barnard." Barnard College Alumnae Monthly, June 1937: 12-14