Minutes from the June 1869 Board of Trustees meeting when Trustees passed the historic resolution to admit women.
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.
The “Woman’s Edition” of the student paper, from April 1896, was completely written, edited, and illustrated by women.
Front page of the student newspaper from November 6,1918. Because war, it was produced by women students and called a "Co-ed-ition."
The “Read and Be Right” Handbook, published by NU’s Women’s Self-Government Association (WSGA), listed the rules for all women’s residences.
The scrapbook of Edith Sternfeld, a 1921 graduate, vividly reflects the activism of women on campus during World War I.
International House, the University's first inter-racial dorm, was founded in 1947 in response to student demands.
Front cover of a brochure for Center Court, a group that raised funds for Northwestern women's athletics after the passage of Title IX.
Women’s studies entered the academic curriculum as a certificate program in Weinberg in 1980, offering three courses.