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Wellesley College histories

Identifier: 1H-Histories

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of published histories of Wellesley College (including broader histories of the Seven Sisters and women's colleges generally), dating from 1876-1998. Includes writing on the College Hall Fire, and an account of Jawaharlal Nehru's (former Prime Minister of India) visit to the college. Also includes research and drafts of Alice Payne Hackett's book "Wellesley: Part of the American Story" (1949).


  • 1876-1998

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.


3.6 Linear Feet (4 boxes, 2 oversize)

Language of Materials



1H Wellesley College histories is an artificial collection. Artificial collections are created by Archivists bringing together multiple smaller acquisitions to the archives from multiple creators, and organizing them based on their subject. This is unlike most archival collections which are organized by provenance, meaning by the original creator, and which maintain the original creator’s arrangement of the collection.
Wellesley College histories, 1876-1998: a container list.
Natalia Gutiérrez-Jones, Project Archivist. (File-level description previously created by Dorothy Brown '09.)
October 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Wellesley College Archives Repository