Skip to main content

From the Archives

View materials that reveal how women, womxn and gender-diverse individuals lived and studied, struggled and excelled at Northwestern over the past 150 years.

The sampling of items below hint at the vast wealth of publications, papers, and personal items that researchers can find in the Archives to delve more deeply into women’s experience on campus. Visit University Archives to learn more.
Read and Be Right page

Page from "Read and Be Right"

The “Read and Be Right” Handbook, published by NU’s Women’s Self-Government Association (WSGA), listed the rules for all women’s residences.

Scrapbook page

Edith Sternfeld's Scrapbook

The scrapbook of Edith Sternfeld, a 1921 graduate, vividly reflects the activism of women on campus during World War I.

Center court brochure front cover

Center Court Brochure

Front cover of a brochure for Center Court, a group that raised funds for Northwestern women's athletics after the passage of Title IX.