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Graduate student records

Identifier: 6C-Graduate

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of the records of graduate students at Wellesley College, dating from 1936 to 2000. Includes a file with multiple small news clippings, press releases, correspndence, and lists of courses taken relating to graduate students Shirley Brander, Geneva Virgina Brill, Annella Braun, Elizabeth J. Cole, Katy Hodgman, Ruth Eleanor McKibbin, Janet Mealy and Jean Merrill. For more biographical information on these alumnae, please refer to the 1942 Record Number of the Wellesley College Bulletin on the Digital Repository (URL: or contact the Archives at Collection also includes: letters home by graduate student Mary Margaret French who attended Wellesley from 1936 to 1937 on scholarship, and received her Master's degree in English Literature; the Alumnae Achievement Award nomination file of June Buchanan who studied at Wellesley from 1916-1918, consisting of news clippings and publications about her career as one of the founders of Alice Lloyd College (originally named Caney Junior College) in Western Kentucky. Also includes a file on Chinese author Xie Wanying (pen name Bing Xin) who earned a Master's degree in literature in 1926, including biographical video CDs (in Mandarin), news coverage, and a list of courses taken at Welleslely, and a March 2021 book by Professor Noriko Makino titled "Xie Bingxin and America," which incorporated the author's 2017 research at the Wellesley College Archives. Also includes the scrapbook of Margaret Elizabeth Moorer, who received her MA in English Literature from Wellesley College in 1941.


  • 1936-2000, 2021

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.


1.4 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 oversize box)

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6C Classes collections are artificial collections. 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. Given that 6C Classes collections include contents from multiple creators, Archives staff have imposed criteria for when files from one individual should be grouped into its own series (a sub-grouping within the collection that gives supplementary description about the creator): series are established when there are ten or more files from one creator present in a collection.
Wellesley College. Graduate student records; 1936-2000: a container list.
Natalia Gutiérrez-Jones, Project Archivist
2021 March
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Repository Details

Part of the Wellesley College Archives Repository