Blog & Updates

Posted on June 28 2017 by Wellesley College

Something to write home about: A letter from Ruby Willis

What can be learned from examining a single item selected from the increasingly broad and rich collection found in the College Women project?

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Posted on June 20 2017 by Bryn Mawr College

The Radicalization of Mary Whitall Worthington

Through her diaries in the early 1900s, Bryn Mawr College student Mary Whitall Worthington documented her involvement in the equal suffrage movement and her (often amusing) encounters with such influential figures as Emmeline Pankhurst, Anna Howard Shaw, and Harriet Stanton Blatch. Eric Pumroy explores how the diaries also show the growth of Worthington's radicalization as she abandons 'politeness' and moves in favor of more uncompromising tactics.

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Posted on June 6 2017 by Mount Holyoke College

Findings from 180 years of The Mount Holyoke Experience

Ensuring archival content is digitally accessible and discoverable by researchers is vital to understanding the experiences of women in higher education. Here at Mount Holyoke, we’ve incorporated a dedicated process for applying high-quality descriptive metadata to our items on the College Women website.

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Posted on April 28 2017 by Smith College

Exploring College Women: House Dramatics

Digitization and metadata creation are in full swing here at Smith! 

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Posted on March 6 2017 by Vassar College Libraries

Play Ball!

Despite our current frigid temperatures, spring is around the corner, and for baseball fans the opening of Major League Baseball's spring training provides assurance that summer is indeed coming soon...

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Posted on January 4 2017 by Temp

Hiring, Scanning, and Planning; College Women Project Update

Things are brewing at College Women. Since we received the new grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities last spring we've been busy getting ready to add large collections from all 7 institutions to the site.

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Posted on May 4 2016

NEH Awards $260,000 Grant to Expand ‘College Women’ Archives Portal

In Summer, 2015 we announced the beta launch of the cross-institutional archives portal College Women: Documenting the History of Women in Higher Education, a collaboration between the institutions once -- and often still -- known as the “Seven Sisters."

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Posted on January 22 2016 by Monica Mercado, Bryn Mawr College

College Women at the Digital Library Federation Forum 2015

An October 2015 talk featuring College Women project team members Rachel Appel (Bryn Mawr College), Monica L. Mercado (Bryn Mawr College), and Joanna DiPasquale (Vassar College) is now online via The University of British Columbia's Open Collections. 

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