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Wellesley College


Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

College anniversaries records

Identifier: 1VA
Scope and Contents Collection consists of records from college anniversaries, dating from 1925-2000, including correspondence, event materials and programs, planning documents, publicity records, and fundraising records, related conferences, reports, and publications. Collection is arranged in four series. Series I. 50th Anniversary (1925) consists of records from the college’s 50th Anniversary in 1925, including letters of congratulations, event programs, records from Semi-Centennial Fund campaign, records of...
Dates: 1925-2000

Commencement and Baccalaureate records

Identifier: 1VC
Scope and Contents Collection consists of records from Commencement and Baccalaureate events, dating from 1879-2017. Collection is arranged in three series. Series I. Baccalaureate programs (1884-2006) includes sermons and programs from Baccalaureate services. Series II. Commencement records (1879-2017) includes documentation of Commencement and Commencement Week activities, such as programs, invitations, clippings, press releases, press kits, photograph slides, and speeches. Series III. Commencement Recordings...
Dates: 1879-2017

Founders collection

Identifier: 1MF-Founders
Scope and Contents Collection consists of the records of Wellesley College's founders, Henry Fowle Durant and Pauline Adeline Durant, dating from 1837, 1851-1991. Collection includes four series. Series I. Durant family biographical and subject files (1837-1991) includes multiple biographical files on Henry and Pauline Durant, including specifically on Henry’s name change from Henry Welles Smith to Henry Fowle Durant (to distinguish himself from the other Henry Smiths in his field), on Henry’s birthplace...
Dates: 1837, 1851-1991

Objects collection

Identifier: Objects
Scope and Contents Series I. Jewelry (1880-2005) includes pins, rings, a necklace, a West African Baule mask pendant, a Wellesley College seal pendant, and political campaign buttons from Bill Clinton’s 1992 Presidential campaign. Pins and rings show affiliation to various class years, societies (Phi Sigma, Zeta Alpha, Alpha Kappa Chi, Tau Zeta Epsilon, Shakespeare Society, Agora organizations (Wellesley Cheer, Wellesley College Choir, Colorado Club, Association of Collegiate Alumnae), and Wellesley College at...
Dates: circa 1775, 1823-2009

Portrait Directories collection

Identifier: 6AD
Scope and Contents Collection consists of two series, Series I. Students (1914-1994) and Series II. Faculty and Administration (1956-1967).Series I. consists of portrait directories of students, created from 1914 to 1994. Portrait Directories include names, home addresses or cities, and submitted photographs of the incoming freshman class. In later years all incoming students were included (transfers, Davis Scholars, exchange students), and from 1980-1988, they included a photo directory of current...
Dates: 1914-1998

Records of Student Organizations

Identifier: 6S
Scope and Contents This is an artificial collection bringing together the files of Wellesley College student organizations in cases where the Archives does not hold enough material to justify creating a distinct collection for the organization, arranged in alphabetical order. Records date from 1882-2015. Includes materials on organization histories, communications, and event programs and flyers.
Dates: Other: 1882-2015

Wellesley College songs

Identifier: 1X
Scope and Contents This collection includes both compiled and edited Song Books with Wellesley College songs, both specific to certain class years, sports teams, and events, and general to the college experience, as well as unbound sheet music on similar themes.
Dates: 1880-2007

World War I collection

Identifier: 1VW-World War I
Scope and Contents Collection consists of records relating to the Wellesley College experience of and response to World War I, dating from 1914-1925. Series I. Subject files and publicity records (1914-1922) consists of records of news sources, and newspaper clippings of the Wellesley College War Service, and subject files on the Wellesley College War Garden, the Victory Liberty Loan Industrial Honor Flag, the Sophie Jewett ambulance, war prohibition, and food administration. Series II. Council and Committee...
Dates: 1914-1925