Career Services Office records
Scope and Contents
Series I. Administrative records, 1904-1981, includes administrative records such as: Teachers' Registry forms with information on graduates looking for teaching work; records of the Internship Office including research on other institutions' internship offices, Massachusetts internship programs, internship directories, placement lists, and notes; correspondence to possible placement contacts and regarding open positions; files on other organizations such as the Urban Affairs Organization and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program of MIT; notebooks on Job Hunting Techniques meetings and a notebook on the Placement Office's publicity; office budgets (1921-1966); input gathered for the office's annual reports (1977-1981); records of a Wellesley College Counseling Study and of the Counseling Committee (1975-1976); files on Career Expos held 1975, 1976 and 1979 with emphasis on careers for marginalized groups; three notebooks of references for students looking to teach at Wellesley, by department (1915, 1916, 1922); and a 1975 file about school desegregation. Also includes records of alumnae outreach and alumnae engagement in career programs; a study, surveys, summaries and statistics of alumnae graduate study and employment; Annual Reports (1966-1978); office publications and hosted activities; staff speeches and presentations; a file of clippings on demonstrations on various social issues; recruiting materials and Personnel Policy Committee records; and financial records (including of an Exxon Foundation fund).
Series II. includes a card file with information on the graduate degrees obtained by alumnae after their graduation from Wellesley, arranged by their subject of study and within that subject, by degree type.
Series III. includes records of "Many Roads" careers conferences held in 1972, 1974, and 1979, such as information on participants, schedules of events, planning materials including questionnaires, publicity records and a press kit, correspondence including with President Barbara Newell, summary reports and evaluations, and post-conference inquiries.
Series IV. includes a card file where each card lists details of a job posting such as qualifications, pay, job description, contact information, and more. Some, but not all, cards include candidate information on the reverse side, noting which Wellesley students or graduates were applying to the job and sometimes noting the results of their application.
Series V. includes files of statistics on students and alumnae (regarding admissions, employment, and graduate study) by class year, as well as a file of statistic reports.
- Wellesley College. Career Services Office (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
This office has had various names, including: Wellesley Career Education (currently, as of 2021), the Center for Work and Service (circa 1996-2017), Career Center (circa 1986-1996), Center for Women's Careers (circa 1982-1986), Career Services Office (circa 1969-1981), the Placement Office (circa 1940-1969), the Personnel Bureau (circa 1926-1940), the Bureau of Occupations (circa 1921-1926), the Appointment Bureau (circa 1915-1921), and the Teachers' Registry (circa 1879-1915).
15.4 Linear Feet (10 cartons, 9 boxes, 2 oversize boxes)
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Wellesley College. Career Services Office records, 1904-1983: a guide.
- Natalia Gutiérrez-Jones, Project Archivist
- 2021 May
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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