Documenting the History of Women in Higher Education


College Women is a searchable collection of diaries, letters, scrapbooks, and photographs from the archives of a select group of the earliest women’s colleges in the United States, the Seven Sisters. These materials document more than one hundred years of educational experience beginning in the mid-19th century. Read more →

Posted on March 14 2018 by The College Women Project Team

Using the Site: The College Women "Themes"

Items in College Women have been assigned one or more Themes by their contributing institutions. Themes is a custom metadata field developed by the College Women project team, which is intended to facilitate better curatorial connections between our materials and to enable scholars and students to easily pull together related results. The terms describe commonly occurring broad subjects that emerge across the collections.

Posted on March 8 2018 by Evan McGonagill

Further Resources on Women and Higher Education: a Bibliography

Included here is a bibliography of scholarly works originally included in the beta launch of College Women in May 2015. Some of the works are specific to the Seven Sisters colleges, but many of them focus on topics that are not fully represented by the institutional collections found in College Women.

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