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Barat College Archives

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0012

Dates

  • 1901-2001
  • Majority of material found within 1960-2001

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Founded by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart in 1858, Barat College began as the Barat Academy for Young Women. In 1904, the school moved to its Lake Forest campus, where it was chartered as a four-year women's college in 1918. In the 1950s, the Lower School separated from the College and became Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart. The Order of the Sacred Heart turned over control of the college to a secular Board of Trustees in 1969. Throughout the 1970s, Barat developed its emphasis on the arts, including pioneering programs in dance and theater. In 1982, it began admitting male students. In questionable financial condition, Barat College formed an educational alliance with DePaul University, becoming Barat College of DePaul University in 2001. It ceased operations on June 30, 2005.

Extent

47.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Organized into five series: 1. Administrative files; 2. Academic files; 3. Publications; 4. Buildings; 5. Photographs;

Arrangement specific to each series.

Physical Location

3/37/A-E

Creator

Title
Guide to Barat College Archives
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the DePaul Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
Room 314
Chicago Illinois 60614
773-325-7864