Magazine article Humanities

College Women

Magazine article Humanities

College Women

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The Seven Sisters-Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Radcliffe, Smith, Vassar, and Wellesley-were an association of prestigious East Coast women's colleges that came together in the early twentieth century to provide women with a high-quality liberal arts education comparable to that offered by Ivy League colleges. With funding from NEH, these institutions have teamed up to create an online portal connecting their archives of historical photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, and letters that tell the stories of the women who attended them.

"College Women: Documenting the History of Women in Higher Education" was launched in beta on June 11. It started as a collection of three hundred items gathered from the digital collections of each institution, and new material is being added as more documents are digitized and cataloged. …

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