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Coordinator of Special Events (1969-1983) records

Identifier: 1VD

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of the records of the Coordinator of Special Events, dating from 1936, 1950-1981. Includes files on Wellesley College events such as academic convocations, admissions events, lecture programs, awards events, alumnae events, art exhibitions and festivals, dance, music, and theater performances, Centennial events, conferences and symposiums, Commencement-Reunion Weekends, and inaugurations of college presidents Ruth Adams and Barbara Newell.


  • 1936, 1950-1981


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. To make an appointment to view materials, please contact the Archives staff by email at or by phone at (781) 283-3745.

Conditions Governing Use

The Wellesley College Archives welcomes researchers to use materials in the public domain, to make fair use of copyrighted materials as defined by copyright law, and to request permission to use works whose copyright is held by Wellesley College. All materials from the Archives, regardless of copyright status, should be attributed to the Wellesley College Archives, Library and Technology Services when cited, quoted, or reproduced.

Biographical / Historical

The office of Coordinator of Special Events was created in 1962, and was first filled by Jean Glasscock, alumna of the Class of 1933, who had previously held (and continued to hold) the title of Director of Publicity. In 1978, while the position was held by Margaret Galloway Lafferty, the position title changed to Director of Special Events. As of 2020, the position has evolved into the Director of Events Management, who is a part of the Events and Scheduling Office.


3.6 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

Language of Materials



Collection is arranged in alphabetical order by folder title.
Wellesley College. Coordinator of Special Events. Coordinator of Special Events records, 1936, 1950-1981: a container list.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Wellesley College Archives Repository