Joan M. Schaefer (1921-2017) was Dean of Women 1955-1992 within the USC Office of Student Affairs. This collection includes
professional files of documents and correspondence associated with Schaefer's role as Dean of Women, her involvement with
USC Mortar Board and the USC chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Photographs, photo albums, personal items, and awards are also part
of the collection. Also represented is information related to the Joan M. Schaefer Scholarship started in 1993.
Joan M. Schaefer (1921-2017) was Dean of Women 1955-1992 within the USC Office of Student Affairs. Known as "Dean Joan," she
was described as a beacon for students seeking advice, a listening ear and a genuine friend. Schaefer had an open-door policy,
and welcomed walk-ins from all students, including many men.
18.125 Linear Feet
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