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Guide to the Women's Dormitory Association, University of California, Berkeley records, 1935-1965
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Brief History

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Women's Dormitory Association, University of California, Berkeley Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1935-1965
    Collection Number: CU-280
    Creator: University of California, Berkeley. Women's Dormitory Association
    Extent: 1 box and 1 package
    Repository: The Bancroft Library. University Archives.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Women's Dormitory Association, University of California, Berkeley records, CU-280, University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Brief History

    The Women's Dormitory Association was an organization of women students living in university approved residence halls, co-ops or boarding houses (but not sororities). Its purpose was to further co-operation and unity among the women on campus, encourage high standards of scholarship, conduct and participation in living group and campus activities, and link the residents with the student government. The Executive Committee was made up of officers and house presidents. The WDA president was on the Associated Women Students board.
    The main function was to solve house problems. Other activities were a tea for new housemothers, a scholarship tea, workshops for house officers and fund raising sales for an annual scholarship for an undergraduate woman.