Patty Trustman Gelfman
Patty Trustman Gelfman, a member of the Class of 1956, graduated cum laude with a degree in English. Her love of Radcliffe College has benefited both the College and the Institute for more than 50 years. Through a variety of volunteer offices, Gelfman has served the mission of Radcliffe as trustee of Radcliffe College, a member of the board of the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association, and member of the Schlesinger Library Council. She has been a generous supporter of the College as well as of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Schlesinger Library.
Gelfman has been an advocate for preserving the history of Radcliffe College and has made it possible to tell the story of the College’s administration and governance—as well as the history of the Schlesinger Library—through this exhibit. The virtual collection begins with a brief narrative and then links to the finding aids for collections that preserve and tell the full history in documents.