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Archives: Subject Guides: Women at Bentley

A collection guide for the Bentley Archives, organized by subject.


  • MS 02 – John Nichol Papers
    • Folders on affirmative action/equal opportunity employment, women at Bentley, and women in higher education from the 1970’s – 1990’s
  • RG 01 – Division of the President Records
    • Series 01 – A small collection of biographical and inaugural material related to Gloria Cordes Larson, Bentley’s first female president.
    • Series 03 – The Office of Equal Opportunity records include a folder on the Gender Issues Committee from the late 1980’s – early 1990’s.
  • RG 02 – Board of Trustees Records
    • Series 06 – Surveys prepared for accreditation typically contain information about gender makeup of the student body and faculty populations
  • RG 07 – Division of Student Affairs Records
    • Series 08 – Of particular interest in the Student Life records are the records of Beta Sigma Alpha, one of Bentley’s first sororities. Their records include meeting minutes from the early 1950’s – 1960’s as well as scrapbooks with photographs, brochures, and letters.
  • RG 08 – Division of University Advancement Records
    • Series 05 – The records of the Center for Women in Business and an exhibit created for Women’s History Month.
  • RG 09 – Faculty and Staff Records
    • Faculty Senate Records (minimally processed) may contain records of initiatives designed to create gender parity or related to gender issues.
    • Profiles of female faculty and staff members, see finding aid for names
  • RG 10 – Graduating Class and Student Records
    • Series 01 – Records arranged by class year contain donations from individual students, as well as class rosters and updates
    • Series 02 – Individual donations from Cecilia Clapp and Ellen Winters who were students in the early years of co-educational admission at Bentley.
  • RG 11 – University Publications
    • Series 01 – Yearbooks can provide context for gender-based organizations like sororities or the Bentley Women’s Caucus
  • RG 14 – Bentley History Records
    • Series 01 – Folder on admission of women contains promotional material and notices from the first wave of co-educational admission during WWI, through the 1990’s
    • Series 01 – Folder on the Faculty Wives Club/Women’s Association in the 1960’s and 1970’s