New Website Documents the History of Women at Bowdoin College

In a September post, WIAReport related that students in a 200-level seminar at Bowdoin College were examining the history of women at the college. The course “Forty Years: The History of Women at Bowdoin” was taught by Jennifer Scanlon, professor of gender and women’s studies at Bowdoin. Bowdoin went co-ed in 1971.

After a semester of research, students in the seminar collected hundreds of documents and conducted oral history interviews with several of Bowdoin’s first women students. The fruits of the students’ labors are now available online at the course’s website, which went live before the college closed for winter break.

Members of one of Bowdoin's earliest women's basketball teams.

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