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Drawing, "Coeducation - As Developed at the University"

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Title

Drawing, "Coeducation - As Developed at the University"

Subject

Coeducation and student publications

Description

When Edwin Alderman became university president in 1896, he called for women's admission in his inaugural address. Already known as an advocate for women's education, he came to the university in 1893 from Greensboro's all-female college. The university's trustees initially restricted women's enrollment to those who had completed college elsewhere. By 1897, five women had enrolled. Female students maintained a dignified style, usually wearing hats and gloves. In classes, male students gave women a wide berth, frequently forcing them to sit alone. They did not participate in the public commencement ceremonies but received their diplomas privately.
- caption courtesy of The Carolina Story: A Virtual Museum of University History

Creator

Yackety Yack

Source

North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Date

1907

Format

JPEG

Type

Image

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Paper

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