Blog & Updates

Posted on January 4 2017 by Temp

Hiring, Scanning, and Planning; College Women Project Update

Things are brewing at College Women. Since we received the new grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities last spring we've been busy getting ready to add large collections from all 7 institutions to the site.

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Posted on May 4 2016

NEH Awards $260,000 Grant to Expand ‘College Women’ Archives Portal

In Summer, 2015 we announced the beta launch of the cross-institutional archives portal College Women: Documenting the History of Women in Higher Education, a collaboration between the institutions once -- and often still -- known as the “Seven Sisters."

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Posted on January 22 2016 by Monica Mercado, Bryn Mawr College

College Women at the Digital Library Federation Forum 2015

An October 2015 talk featuring College Women project team members Rachel Appel (Bryn Mawr College), Monica L. Mercado (Bryn Mawr College), and Joanna DiPasquale (Vassar College) is now online via The University of British Columbia's Open Collections. 

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Posted on October 22 2015 by Kirsten Adams, Bryn Mawr College Class of 2016

Exploring College Women: Sisters on the Home Front

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Posted on October 12 2015 by Stephanie Bredbenner, Bryn Mawr College Class of 2015

Exploring College Women: Barnard's Greek Games

Where did this interest in Greek come from? Might it be related to the competing "Greek" sorority system? Did it stem from an appreciation of the Classics that Barnard, Bryn Mawr and I'm sure other women's colleges fostered? Why was an event like the Greek Games deemed acceptable by administrators, students, and their families? Why did it continue to resonate for decades?

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Posted on September 30 2015 by Laura Streett, Vassar College Archivist

Vassar’s First Black Students: A History

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Posted on September 10 2015 by Lily Corman Penzel, Mt Holyoke Class of 2015

"In their hands rests the greatest power for good and evil!" Women Voters and Mount Holyoke College in 1920

...The year was 1920. Children could no longer be sent as parcels via the U.S. postal service; Sacco and Vanzetti were arrested on charges of robbery and murder amidst the post war Red Scare; Babe Ruth was traded to the Yankees; and on November 2, for the first time in United States history, women voted in national elections.

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