In Celebration of 50 Women at Yale 150
The 50th anniversary of the matriculation of women in Yale College and the 150th anniversary of women at the Graduate and Professional schools
YaleWomen Connecticut Presents
A Private Exhibit Tour: When the Walls Came Tumbling Down: Coeducation in Yale College
Saturday, Sept 28th at 11:30 at Sterling Memorial Library, New Haven, CT
Join us on a private guided tour of the exhibit at Sterling Library: When the Walls Came Tumbling Down: Coeducation in Yale College. Co-curator Michael Lotstein will provide a tour of the new exhibit on the 1969 transition to co-education at Yale College. This exhibit highlights the academic, logistical, and social challenges faced by the first women undergraduates at Yale. In September 1969, the first undergraduate women arrived on campus — 230 women matriculated in the Class of 1973, 151 transfer students joined the Class of 1972, and 194 transfer students joined the Class of 1971. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of coeducation in Yale College, the display includes photographs, memorabilia, university records, and the students’ own words from their replies to questionnaires and surveys, and from written accounts of their experiences. More information on the exhibit can be found here.
We will meet in the lobby of Sterling Library at 11:25.
Following the tour, there is an optional, pay as you go lunch at House of Naan, 65 Howe Street.
Please RSVP to Brittany Connolly at firstname.lastname@example.org