Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
This substantial archival collection, held by the Radcliffe College Archives at the Schlesinger Library, documents the various stages of the Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration and includes records of the Training Course in Personnel, the Management Training Program, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration.
Fund-raising and reunion correspondence, alumnae questionnaires, newsletters, and speeches and notes from HRPBA reunions, including the 50th anniversary meeting in 1987, are included in this collection.
Audio oral histories with alumnae of the Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration discussing business, family, and personal histories. Interviewees reflect on experiences in corporate, entrepreneurial, and non-profit businesses, as well as volunteer activities; explore the impact of world events (the Depression and World War II); remark on social change (civil rights and affirmative action); and describe the obstacles and discrimination encountered in their careers. They also include memories of their experience at Radcliffe and Harvard Business School.
Captain Winifred Quick Collins was one of the first five graduates of the Training Course in Personnel Administration in 1938. Following World War II, Collins helped plan for the eventual acceptance of women into the regular Navy. This collection documents the personal and professional life of Captain Winifred Quick Collins and includes correspondence, alumnae programs, and other material from the Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration.
Joan Fiss Bishop was one of the first five graduates of the Training Course in Personnel Administration in 1938. She was an active alumna, serving on the HRPBA alumnae chapter's board, helping organize annual alumnae conferences, and staying in close touch with former program administrators Raghnild Roberts and Edith Stedman.