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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
 
Excerpt from Thomas Wentworth Higginson.pdf

Excerpt: Thomas Wentworth Higginson, “Ought Women to Learn the Alphabet?” The Atlantic Monthly, February 1859.
Decade: 1850s
 
Excerpt_Thomas_Journal_1871.pdf

Excerpt: M. Carey Thomas (age 14), Journal, February 26, 1871.
Decade: 1870s
 
Wellesley Exam Questions 1.jpg

An early entrance examination from Wellesley College from June 1888.
Decade: 1880s
 
Barnard Exam Questions 1_crop.jpg

An early entrance exam for Barnard College.
Decade: 1890s
 
Harvard Exam 1890 pg1.jpg.jpg

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