First Project Menu

First Project Topic Menu — January 26 to February 23

Choose to focus/work on:
Early Trustees or Early Students/Graduates – 1889 to 1914

If Trustees [N = 53], deepen our information/knowledge as to their:
familial lineage (ethnicity; generations in America…)
family circumstances (marital status; children)
residential history
education
links to other Barnard trustees (likely recruiter to board?)
links to Columbia
religious affiliation
occupations/careers
clubs & social affiliations
other philanthropic interests
estimated wealth
gifts to Barnard
circumstances of joining board (original board member; elected to life term; alumna electee; age)
reason for leaving board (resigned; died; alumna term ended….age at leaving)
other characteristic of your identifying

If Students/Graduates [N = 1444*], deepen our knowledge as to their:
Pre-Barnard —
familial lineage (ethnicity; generations in America…)
family circumstances (one/two parents; siblings)
father’s occupation
residence upon entering Barnard
prior education (public/private day school/boarding)
estimated wealth

At Barnard —
academic interests/distinction
extra-curricular activities
sorority membership
religious affiliations
political affiliations

Post-Barnard
additional education
residence
marital circumstances (children?)
occupational circumstances
Alumnae involvement
other characteristic of your identifying

* Given the difference in the size of the first and later graduating classes in the opening period, you might choose a specific later class to focus on, or a couple of earlier ones.

Early Barnard Students/Graduates, 1889-1914
Year Specials Total Graduates Cumulative
1889-90 14 22 36
1890-91 19 34 53
1891-92 30 32 62
1892-93 51 37 88 8
1893-94 59 47 106 9 17
1894-95 71 48 119 10 27
1895-96 81 66 147 27 54
1896-97 85 118 203 33 87
1897-98 111 123 234 35 122
1898-99 131 148 279 39 161
1899-1900 171 162 333 58 219
1900-01 223 161 384 50 269
1901-02 269 162 431 50 319
1902-03 294 151 445 47 366
1903-04 330 170 500 79 445
1904-05 339 27 366 83 528
1905-06 367 23 390 75 603
1906-07 391 28 419 76 679
1907-08 405 48 453 97 776
1908-09 451 47 498 98 874
1909-10 481 54 535 90 964
1910-11 497 50 547 103 1067
1911-12 584 56 640 118 1185
1912-13 569 49 618 139 1324
1913-14 628 56 684 120 1444
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