Barnard Option Possibilities

Possibilities for the Barnard Option;

Second Postings [ to 1920]

Bios of key individuals

Trustees & Benefactors
Annie Nathan Meyer
Rev. Arthur Brooks – first Barnard Trustee chairman
Jacob Schiff
George A. Plimpton –Original trustee; longtime treasurer/fundraiser
Elizabeth Milbank Anderson
Other original  trustees [see under “Numbers” Course EdBlog]

Ella Weed, first head of school, 1889-94
Emily James Smith[Putnam], Ist dean1894-1900
Laura Gill, 2nd dean 1901-1907
Wiiliam T. Brewster acting dean, 1907-11
Virginia Gildersleeve (1911-

Emily L. Gregory – botanist; first women faculty appointee
Other faculty  [see under “Numbers” Course EdBlog]


Early Graduates
Alice Kohn Pollitzer 1894 – suffragist, settlement house promoter
Freda Kirchwey, 1913, political journalist

Student Life Issues
[Barnard Bulletin online and searchable from January 1901  —
Columbia Spectator online and searchable from October 1900


Athletics – intra-mural and intercollegiate; Greek Games
Clubs – Language clubs; religious clubs; theatre; singing…
Campus Politics –
Barnard Collegiate
Equal Suffrage League
Student response to war in Europe
Barnard Bulletin
Barnard Mortarboard – yearbook

Other Possibilities
BC-CU-TC relations
Seth Low and Barnard College
Barnard finances
Barnard curriculum  — requirements/electives
Socio-economic/ethnic/religious al characteristics of Barnard students
Occupational outcomes of Barnard graduates
Barnard campus/buildings
Men of Barnard



Last updated: March 5, 2014


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