Letter from Catharine Stimpson to Robert Palmer, October 1, 1971

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Barnard College


1 October 1971

Robert B. Palmer 204 Lehman

Dear Mr. Palmer,

As you know, the Barnard Women's Center has been established to help coordinate programs about women within the College. It seems vital for the College to have a solid collection of books by and about women in the Library, for the use of faculty, staff, and students, whether or not they are actually a part of a Women's Studies course. However, it also has become apparent, I believe, that we might use- fully devise a general policy about what kind of a collection, what kind of books, might be best to have

Because of your interest in these matters, and because of your past involvement with the library, I was wondering if you would serve on the Ad Hoc Library Comittee for the women's Center. The committee would work with the librarian, on thinking through ways in which Barnard could acquire, display, and circulate books by and about women. It will serve an absolutely necessary function, and I hope very much you will be able to be a part of it.


Chairman, Executive Commi tee The women's Center