Most of the information for this exhibit was found in the yearly blue books and residence guides that were published at Barnard through the early 2000s -- now we have a different iteration of those, which are distributed during the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP Week). Of course, there aren’t quite as many rules and policies/procedures here as there were through the 1970s -- the student protests in 1968 really changed the scene and the entire perspective of college students, not only in New York City and for a women’s college, but around the world. The Leclair Affair (see Barnard and the Women’s Movement: From Suffrage to the Seventies) brought up the question of students living co-ed. The Barnard Organization of Soul Sisters (BOSS) requested, and were granted, separate housing for students of color in 1969, and until 1975, 7 Brooks was reserved for these students, as a space to congregate and as a response to racism and harassment that had been taking place in the dorms. There have been many serious issues to resolve surrounding dorm policy -- in addition to problems of racism, there have been problems with efforts surrounding disability housing, religious housing, parietals, etc. -- that were not shown in this exhibit in its current form, but should be filled in as more research is performed. The Blue Books and Residence Guides are great ways to get a sense of what the College was like during a given year, and not only the College but the development of women’s rights, liberation, and treatment as college students in New York City. These books can be found in collections BC11.1 and BC11.7, in the Barnard Archives. We encourage you to explore these materials, and also our student publications, which have their own pending digital exhibition coming this summer, the digitized Mortarboards and Barnard Bulletins, and photographs.