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Office of Continuing Education records

Identifier: 4K

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of the records of the Office of Continuing Education, dating from 1983-2002. Includes records of anniversaries and events, Continuing Education news, publications, and talks.


  • 1983-2002


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

Wellesley College established the Continuing Education Program in 1971, and in 1991 renamed the program the Davis Degree Program (and its participants Davis Scholars) in honor of Elisabeth Kaiser Davis, Class of 1932. This program supports students who are undergraduates at a non-traditional age, and supports a flexible schedule (full time or part time). Davis Scholars take the same classes as the rest of the undergraduate student body and meet the same academic degree requirements. There is a dedicated social space for Davis Scholars at the Continuing Education House on Tupelo Lane, and two dedicated residence halls: Cedar Lodge for year-round housing and Homestead for 9 month housing.

[Information from: Glasscock, Jean, and Katharine Canby Balderston. Wellesley College, 1875-1975: a Century of Women. Wellesley College, 1975. See also the Davis Degree Program page of the Wellesley College website, at URL:]


.2 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Related Materials

See also 6C-CE Continuing Education student records (Davis Scholars, Special Students).
Wellesley College. Office of Continuing Education. Office of Continuing Education records, 1983-2002: 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