Documenting the History of Women in Higher Education

ABOUT THE COLLECTION

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 May 4 2018 by Jessica C. Linker, CLIR Humanities and Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellow, Bryn Mawr College

Historical Thinking for Digital Projects: Teaching Research Skills with the Mary Whitall Worthington Diaries



Over winter break, two of the undergraduate Digital Scholarship Research Assistants (DSRAs) completed internships for Bryn Mawr’s History of Women in Science (HoWiS) Project. I’m going to recount how College Women played a part in this process by telling you about a transcription exercise I used to prepare the DSRAs to research in Bryn Mawr College’s Special Collections.

Posted on April 24 2018 by Evan McGonagill

What’s new on College Women since 2015?



The College Women project team is excited to introduce an updated and expanded version of CollegeWomen.org. Our second grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities has allowed us to make great headway—adding content, improving the look and feel of the site, and strengthening the search functionality. Here’s a look at what we’ve been up to in the second phase of College Women...


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