March 2013

News from the Archives provides readers with news concerning U.S. Women's History from archives and repositories with collections and projects of interest.If you are affiliated with an archive or repository and would like to submit an announcement that you feel would be of interest to our readers, please contact Tanya Zanish-Belcher at

Australian Women's Archives Project

The National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) established the Australian Women's Archives Project (AWAP) in 2000 to "build knowledge and recognition of the contribution made by women to Australia." The Project includes a Register which compiles a broad variety of information about the experience of women, including entries relating to 2,797 archival sources; 6,388 published resources, and 672 digital sources.

Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)

The Newcomb Archives collects and documents the history of women at Newcomb College and Tulane University, the American South, culinary history, and the work of women in general. Of special interest is the Prescriptive Literature Collection, containing guides to many topics pertaining to women (and dating from the nineteenth century), such as marriage, motherhood and education.

For more information: or via fax at (504) 862-8948.

University of Ottawa Guide to Women's Collections

The University of Ottawa Library provides a guide to their collections documenting Canadian women, and in particular, Canadian feminism. The materials include a broad range of primary source material, and this guide provides access to numerous finding aids. The aids link to women's organization, such as the Business and Professional Women's Club of Ottawa, the Canadian Women's Movement, and the Ottawa Women's Place. Finding aids are also organized by subject, and include the topics of abortion, child care, demonstrations, ethnic groups, politics and pornography.

Building the Foundation: Business Education for Women at Harvard University, 1937-1970

Baker Library Historical Collections is pleased to join in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of women's admission into the full MBA program at Harvard Business School (HBS) with Building the Foundation: Business Education for Women at Harvard University, 1937-1970. The exhibition will run until September 22, 2013 in the North Lobby, Baker Library | Bloomberg Center, Harvard Business School.

Building the Foundation traces the early history of business education for women at Harvard University from the founding of the one-year certificate program at Radcliffe College in 1937 to the HBS faculty vote to admit women into the two year MBA program and finally to the complete integration of women into the HBS campus life by 1970. Illustrating the evolution of this formative period are photographs, interviews, reports, and correspondence from Baker Library Historical Collections at Harvard Business School and from the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute.

The telling documents reveal how program directors, administrators, and faculty shaped business education for women at the University, preparing students to take their places in the business world. The pioneering graduates of these programs would go on to help open doors to formerly unattainable opportunities for generations of women who followed. Visit to learn more about the exhibition, to find materials that could support further research, and to view some of the items featured in the exhibition.

Visit to learn more about the HBS celebration of 50 Years of Women in the MBA Program.

Please contact Baker Library Historical Collections at if you would like to request a copy of the exhibition catalog.

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