Monday, May 13, 2013
Radcliffe College Commencement, 1958. Photo by George M. Cushing. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryRadcliffe College Commencement, 1958. Photo by George M. Cushing. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Radcliffe Day is a time of celebration—a time especially to celebrate Radcliffe College alumnae. In tribute, we highlight some of the popular digital resources from the Radcliffe College Archives. Over time the Library has digitized thousands of photographs and hundreds of publications, making the material accessible online to be enjoyed by alumnae and scholars alike. These sources provide important historical documentation of college administration, student life, and alumnae activity. Whether looking for information about an individual or a class, or researching the history of women's higher education, these resources are sure to be useful.

Yearbooks are more than just a place to look for a senior's photo. They are the annual pictorial of student life.

Radcliffe Quarterly, the magazine of the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association, was published for most of the 20th century.

The Red Book, also known as the student handbook, provided essential information to students about college life in addition to the rules.

Freshman Registers are student face books containing photos of incoming freshmen.

Radcliffe College Annual Reports include information about admissions, administration, academics, campus life, and degrees/honors.

Radcliffe College Courses of Instruction was the course catalog.

Harvard's Visual Information Access system, VIA, contains over 14,000 openly available photographs from the Radcliffe College Archives.

1963 Commencement. Photo courtesy of Schlesinger Library1963 Commencement. Photo courtesy of Schlesinger Library

1968 Commencement. Photo courtesy of Schlesinger Library1968 Commencement. Photo courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryDigitization is an ongoing process. In the future, we look forward to sharing online the Radcliffe College Subject Files and Class Reports.