Interested in women’s college history, or teaching with digital collections? Join us and learn more about Collegewomen.org.
With the support of a one-year Foundations planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the institutions once known as the “Seven Sisters Colleges” launched College Women: Documenting the History of Women in Higher Education (www.collegewomen.org) in the Spring of 2015. College Women brings together—for the first time online—digitized letters, diaries, scrapbooks and photographs of women who attended the seven partner institutions: Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Vassar, Wellesley, and Radcliffe (now the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University). An implementation grant awarded by the NEH in early 2016 is now underway, and the partners are in the process of digitizing and uploading thousands of new items to the site. Evan McGonagill, Project Manager of CollegeWomen.org, will introduce the site, discuss some of the challenges and lessons from the design process, and demonstrate some of the ways that content can support research and teaching in history classrooms.
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