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Human Resources Office records

Identifier: 9W

Scope and Contents

Collection includes records of the Human Resources Office (formerly called the Personnel Office), dating from 1882-1985. Collection consists of three series. Series I. Administrative records (1882-1912, 1942, 1946, 1960-1978) includes a study of salaries, job descriptions and notices of openings, a file on Personnel Office employees, a list of service, maintenance, and part time employees, and financial records of the Administration Cashier (1882-1912). Of note are communications from the College Dietician regarding food shortages during World War II. Series II. Labor issues and union records (1936, 1945-1976) includes communications from the organizations The Friday Movement, the Building Service Employees’ International Union, Local 254, a file of clippings and communications regarding labor issues, the College-Union Agreement document (this file overlaps with Series I. as it also contains manuals for maintenance and service employees). Series III. Informational booklets and policies (1956-1985) includes booklets regarding faculty housing and the Classified Salary Plan, documentation of various personnel policies, and information regarding benefits and pensions.


  • 1882-1985


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

See Series II. Historical note for further information about the Friday Movement.


.4 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Collection is physically maintained in original order. Collection is intellectually arranged into three series: Series I. Administrative records (1882-1912, 1942, 1946, 1960-1978), Series II. Labor issues and union records (1936, 1945-1976), and Series III. Informational booklets and policies (1956-1985).
Wellesley College. Human Resources Office. Human Resources Office Records, 1882-1985: a guide
Natalia Gutiérrez-Jones, Project Archivist
2019 October 2
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Repository Details

Part of the Wellesley College Archives Repository