In a post on the National Endowment for the Humanities entitled “History Through the Eyes of College Women,” Mariam Abdullah features College Women, a project of the division of preservation and access.
… a searchable collection of diaries, letters, scrapbooks, and photography from the archives of the earliest women’s college in the United States, the Seven Sisters. This project demonstrates how higher education impacts the trajectory of women’s lives and highlights historic moments in American women’s rights history.
Beyond this large scale digitization project, College Women brings these collections into conversation with one another, which “enables a circulation of new knowledge in women’s history.” Future stages of this project will include the “inclusion of materials from schools outside of the Seven Sisters group, including from HBCUs and other institutions that are underrepresented in online collections.”
This post was produced through a cooperation between Jennie M Burroughs, Michiel Cock, Shannon Davis, Alix Keener, Jason T Mickel, Claire Nickerson, Chella Vaidyanathan, and Amy Wickner. (Editors-at-large for the week), Caro Pinto (Editor for the week), Sarah Potvin (Site Editor), Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Roxanne Shirazi, and Patrick Williams (dh+lib Review Editors).