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Barnard Exam Questions 1_crop.jpg

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
 
Excerpt from Thomas Wentworth Higginson.pdf

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

Article "Proper Study for Ladies" as found on page 31 of popular ladies publication The Ladies' Garland, Volume 2, 1839.
Decade: 1830s
 
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Image of Lida Rose McCabe's The American Girl at College, 1893, as displayed in the exhibition Taking Her Place.
Decade: 2010s
 
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Image of the Women, "Weakness" and the Will to Learn: Mind vs. Body section of the exhibition Taking Her Place
Decade: 2010s
 
Mount Holyoke Exam 1.jpg

An entrance examination from Mount Holyoke College from September, 1910.
Decade: 1910s
 
Solomon_WomensEnrollment.jpg

Table showing number of women enrolled in higher education institutions versus total student populations. Covers years 1870 - 1980.
Decade: 1980s