Letter from Elly Elliott to Miriam Holden, January 14, 1971, page 1

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' Barnard College

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK 10027

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

January 14, 1971

Mrs. Arthur C. Holden
57 East 78th Street
New York, New York 10021

Dear Mrs.'Holden:

I hope that you and Mr. Holden had a good Christmas and will have a
very happy New Year.

It has taken longer than I wished to get back to you because our
counsel at Carter, Ledyard & Milburn sent us their analysis of the
tax questions only on December 21st and by that time I was leaving
for a vacation in the country.

I am attaching for your perusal Mr. Ralli's letter which gives a
brief summary and Mr. Morgan's detailed description of tax aspects.
I did not ask for anything having to do with bequests but in their
thorough way they included this.

On the matter of appraisal, I'm sure you realize that should an
independent appraiser be engaged the cost of his services would also
be deductible if the collection were ultimately to go to a non-profit
institution. 1

Now to the Women's Center in general. When I last wrote I said
things were moving apace. I must now report an inevitable Christ-
mas slow—down, plus traditional (and to me, appropriate) caution on
the part of some professors that each "women's course" be in accord
with our high academic standards. One new course has been added on
German women writers and two more that I know of are under consid-
eration:

1) An interdisciplinary course, "Feminine and Masculine Roles
in Contemporary Society,” to be taught by professors from the Bi-
ology, Anthropology, Sociology and Psychology departments.

2) A history course on the role of women in the Middle Ages.
Thanks to Professor Baxter's encouragement, a syllabus which is sur-
prisingly extensive has already been drawn up on this. Her look