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Article "Proper Study for Ladies" as found on page 31 of popular ladies publication The Ladies' Garland, Volume 2, 1839.
Decade: 1830s
Excerpt from Thomas Wentworth Higginson.pdf

Excerpt: Thomas Wentworth Higginson, “Ought Women to Learn the Alphabet?” The Atlantic Monthly, February 1859.
Decade: 1850s

Excerpt: M. Carey Thomas (age 14), Journal, February 26, 1871.
Decade: 1870s
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An early entrance examination from Wellesley College from June 1888.
Decade: 1880s
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An early entrance exam for Barnard College.
Decade: 1890s
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An early examination for women, administered at Harvard University. The Harvard University Examinations for Women were not part of an application, as women were not admitted to Harvard at the time--a successful exam was a mark of academic merit and women could take them independent of their plans…
Decade: 1890s