Princeton, United States

Stories of Women at Princeton

Stories of Women at Princeton

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15 tour stops


Enslaved Women

Girls and women were among those enslaved by Princeton faculty and administrators

2 min

All the Presidents' Wives

Wives of University presidents played important, but unrecognized, roles at Princeton

2 min

Women on the Staff

The women on Princeton's staff have served in roles from servant to college president

2 min

Evelyn College

Evelyn College opened higher education to women for 10 years in the late 1800s

2 min

Hidden Donors

Many buildings around campus that were donated by women are named for men

2 min

Non-Degree Students

More than 100 women took classes at Princeton prior to the formal admission of women

2 min


Women began teaching at Princeton on a formal basis in the 1940s


Graduate School

The Graduate School began to admit women in 1961

3 min

Undergraduate Coeducation

The first female undergraduates enrolled at Princeton in 1969

3 min

Extracurricular Activities

Women created new student organizations and joined existing ones

3 min

Gender + Sexuality Resource Center

The Gender + Sexuality Resource Center serves as a site for community-building

2 min

Academic Experience

Women began to impact the academic experience at Princeton as soon as they arrived

2 min

Eating Clubs

Eating clubs first accepted woman as members over a period of nearly 20 years

2 min

Administrative Leadership

Women serve in top leadership positions at the University

2 min


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Stories of Women at Princeton guides users in exploring the history of women affiliated with Princeton University, from the enslaved women owned by faculty and administrators in the 1700s to the administrators, faculty, staff, and students of today. In doing so, it grants formal recognition to the lives of women whose stories have often been excluded from the University’s historical narrative.

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Itinerary 5.9 km / 1:45

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