Archival Collections: Women's Groups

General information by and about women at Harvard, 1899-2005. (HUG 3878).
A collection, assembled by the Harvard University Archives, which provides documentation of the history of women at Harvard. It contains articles, news clippings, and press releases on Harvard women faculty and students. The collection also contains publications, posters and announcements produced by campus organizations.

  • Open for research.


General information by and about the Women's Honor Society of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1927-1933. (HUD 3880.7000).
First considered by the Women's Organization circa 1927, the Women's Honor Society in the Harvard Graduate School of Education was founded in 1931. In 1933, the Society was installed into Pi Lambda Theta, the Education Fraternity for Women. Contains notices to group members and prospective members.

  • Open for research.


Records of the Association of Black Harvard Women, 1975-2003, 2007. (HUD 3222.4000).
The Association of Black Radcliffe Women, also known as ABRW, was organized in April 1975 to bring black female undergraduates at Harvard and Radcliffe together for academic, cultural, political, and social purposes. In 1999, the name of the Association changed to the Association of Black Harvard Women, also known as ABHW. The records document the history, activities, and interests of this group. Documents include lists of officers and members, correspondence, financial information, board minutes, records of events, and invitations, as well as photographs and ephemera originally filed in a scrapbook.

  • Some access restrictions apply. Specific restrictions are noted at the folder level in the finding aid.


Records of the Harvard Gay & Lesbian Caucus, 1976-2000. (HUD 3416.3500).
This collection documents the mission and activities of the Harvard Gay & Lesbian Caucus. Documents include correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, membership and mailing lists, publicity and informational material. It also includes records pertaining to related Harvard groups.

  • These records are restricted for 80 years from the date of their creation. During that time, written permission of the Harvard Gay & Lesbian Caucus Board of Directors is required for access. See the Reference staff for details.


Records of the Women's Organization, 1925-1931. (HUD 3880.4000, HUD 3880.4505).
Informal organization of women in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The group does not appear to have had a formal title, but was known variously as the Women's Organization, the Women's Association, and the Women Students of the Graduate School of Education. The records include flyers, meeting minutes, financial accounts, and lists of members.

  • Open for research.