Project Director: Alice Rebecca Moore
Project Coordinators: Arun Storrs, Jessica Svendsen
Faculty Advisor: Laura Wexler

Text: Alice Rebecca Moore
Photography: Savannah Kleinlein
Pamphlet Design: Jessica Svendsen
Website Design: Nicholas Appleby
Audio Production and Design: Scott Leigh Nielsen

Intern: Natalie Alexander

A gift to the Women Faculty Forum from Nancy Alexander (TD 1979, MBA 1984) and Phillip Bernstein (TD 1979, M.Arch 1983) made Women at Yale: A Tour possible. Cosponsored by the Yale Visitor Center and the Office of the Secretary.

All historical photographs are courtesy of Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.


Select Bibliography


Boola Boola, dir. Julia Pimsleur (1990)

Boola Boola: Uncut Interview Footage, dir. Julia Pimsleur (1990)

Bright College Years, dir. Peter Rosen (1971)

Coeducation: The Year they Liberated Yale, dir. John Kennedy (1970)

A Hero for Daisy, dir. Mary Mazzio (1999)

Maya Lin a Strong Clear Vision, dir. Frieda Lee Mock (1994)

To Be a Man (1966)

Yale University: A Small College, A Great University (1940)

Books and Articles

Allan, Nicole. “To Break the Silence or be Broken by It: A genealogy of women who have refused to shut up about harassment at Yale.” April 27, 2009.

Balmori, Diana, et al. Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscapes: Her Gardens and Campuses. NY: Sagapress, 1985.

Banaji, Mahzarin. Unpublished paper given at conference: Women’s Studies at Yale University. (April 17, 2009).

Baserga, Susan J. “The Early Years of Coeducation at the Yale University School of Medicine.” Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine 53 (1980), 181-190.

Benson, Richard. A Yale Album: The Third Century. Yale University Press, 2000.

Brown, Jane. Beatrix: The Gardening Life of Beatrix Jones Farrand. NY: Viking, 1995.

Buttenheim, Alison, ed. Celebrating Women: A Commemorative Journal. (On the 20th Anniversary of the Coeducation of Yale College). 1990.

Chauncey, George. "Gay at Yale: How Things Changed." Yale Alumni Magazine, July-August 2009.

Constructs, Fall 2001. For photographs of the sculpture Lipstick in Beinecke Plaza.

Cott, Nancy and Kirsten E. Lodal. “Histories of the WGSS Program.” WGSS Self-Study, Yale University, 2007.

Cowan, Dorrit Ann. Single-Sex to Coeducation at Princeton and Yale: two case studies. Thesis (doctoral)—Teacher’s College, Columbia University, 1982.

Donadio, Rachel, ed. Different Voices: A Journal Commemorating 25 Years of Coeducation at Yale College. Yale University, 1995.

Freedman, Paula. A Checklist of American Sculpture at Yale University. New Haven, 1992.

Furniss, Edgar S. The Graduate School of Yale: A Brief History. New Haven, 1965.

Kabaservice, Geoffrey. The Guardians: Kingman Brewster, his Circle, and the Rise of the Liberal Establishment. NY: Henry Holt, 2004.

Karabel, Jerome. The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. NY: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

Kaufman, Gloria and Mary Kay Blakely, eds. Pulling Our Own Strings: Feminist Humor and Satire. Bloomington: Indiana U Press, 1980.

Kelley, Brooks Mather. Yale: A History. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1974.

Kinkead, Katharine T. “Yale Women.” In two parts. Unpublished article, New Yorker (1969).

Lever, Janet and Pepper Schwartz. Women at Yale. NY: Bobbs-Merrill, 1971.

Lin, Maya. Boundaries. Simon and Schuster, 2000.

Love, Barbara J. ed. Feminists who Changed America 1963-1975. Urbana and Chicago: U of Illinois Press, 2006.

Millegan, Kris, ed. Fleshing Out Skull and Bones: Investigations into America’s Most Powerful Society. Chicago: Independent Publishers Group, 2003.

Mory’s Association, Inc. New Haven, 1928.

Newman, Kathy. “Overlooking Women.”Different Voices: A Journal Commemorating 25 Years of Coeducation at Yale. Ed. Rachel Donadio. 1995.

Parks, Stephen, ed. The Beinecke Library of Yale University. New Haven, 2003.

Pierson, George Wilson. Yale College: An Educational History, 1871-1921. New Haven: Yale, 1952.

-----. Yale: The University College, 1921-1937. New Haven: Yale, 1955.

Porter, John Addison. Sketches of Yale Life. Washington: Arlington Publishing, 1886.

Saybrook College. “Watching What you Eat.”

Schiff, Judith Ann. “Old Yale. The Lipstick: From Anti-War to ‘Morse Resource.’” Yale Alumni Magazine (February 2000).

-----. Walking tour of Grove Street Cemetery, November 2009.

Scully, Vincent ed. Yale in New Haven: Architecture and Urbanism. New Haven: Yale, 2004.

She. Information for Women at Yale. Yale University Coeducation Office. Vols. 1971/1972 – 1973/1974.

Sterling, John William. Osborn Hall Scrapbook [of newspapers clippings on the erection of Osborn Hall and the fight to save the Yale fence, 1887-1890].

Stiles, Ezra. The Literary Diary of Ezra Stiles, Volume 3 (Jan. 1, 1782-May 6, 1795). Ed. by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, M.A. NY: Scribner and Sons, 1901.

Student Committee on Human Sexuality. Sex and the Yale Student. New Haven: Sarrell, 1970.

Susan Elizabeth Imhoff (1956-2005): A Celebration of Life. Produced by Trumbull College.

Wells, Vera F. “Sylvia Ardyn Boone: Her Legacy at Yale University and Beyond.” Unpublished Conference Paper, 2002.

Williams, Tom. “Lipstick Ascending: Claes Oldenburg in New Haven in 1969.” Grey Room 31 (Spring 2008) 116-144.

Wipfler, Anna. “The Making of ‘the Gay Ivy.’ Yale Undergraduate Thesis. 2009.

Yale Alumni Magazine.              

Yale Corporation. A Catalogue, with descriptive notices, of the Portraits, Busts, etc. belonging to Yale University. New Haven, 1892.

Yale Daily News.

Yale Law School. Yale Law School, 1869-1894. Yale University Press, 1937.

Yale University. Buildings and Grounds of Yale University. New Haven: Yale, 1979.

-----. Yale University Portrait Index, 1701-1951. 1951.

Yale University Women Faculty Forum. Gender Matters: Women and Yale in its Third Century.

Manuscripts and Archives

Carly Rothman. 2005 exhibit on Yale and Coeducation. Housed at Trumbull College.

David Lee Saurer Papers. In Guide to the Yale Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection.

Griswold-Brewster Oral History Project, Yale University.

Payne Whitney Gymnasium Archives. Housed at the Ray Tompkins House.

The Recollections of John Ferguson Weir, director of the Yale School of the Fine Arts.

Records Concerning Helen Hadley Hall, 1956-1959.

Records of the Fellowship of Helen Hadley Hall.  

Records of the Office on the Education of Women, 1968-1995.

School of Art and Architecture, Yale University, records.

Yale University Library. Rules, regulations, and specimen forms, including those of the Linonia and Brothers library since 1872.


Architecture of Yale:

Egerton Swarthwout: Landmarks in Yale's History: Public Art at Yale:

Wayne O. Southwick Wins Diversity Award:

Yale New Haven Hospital Timeline:

Yale Statistics and Timelines:         

        Including Judith Ann Schiff's "Milestones in the Education of Women at Yale."

Yale Women Faculty Forum:

Personal Conversations and Correspondence

Amy Kessleman

Barbara Morton

Carol Morton

Cynthia Zujkowski

Debbie Bernick

Deborah Rose

Dolores Hayden

Edward Kamens

Elaine Fox

Elga Wasserman

Eve Rice

Florence Minnis

Gary Haller

Janet Henrich

Joan O'Meara Winant

Judith Ann Schiff

Judith Krauss

Linda Anderson

Margaret Grey

Margaret Homans

Mary Ann Moran

Nancy Cott

Paul Hudak

Randy Messinger

Rhea Hirshman

Sam Chauncey

Vera Wells