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Office on the Education of Women, Yale University, records

Call Number: RU 821
Scope and Contents

The records of Office on the Education of Women, including records of the Special Assistant to the President on the Education of Women, document all aspects of Yale University's transition to undergraduate coeducation. Operations and programs of Yale College and the residential colleges were most directly impacted by the change. Planning for incorporating women in undergraduate life, admissions, and the first undergraduate female students are particularly well documented. The records, arranged alphabetically by topic, include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting agendas and minutes, admission applications and other student data, and printed articles and news clippings. In addition to administrative files, the records include subject files related to women and women's issues maintained as a resouce by the Coeducation Office. Researchers interested in women at Yale, coeducation, and women in academe will find the records a rich resource.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is partially restricted. See the Collection Contents for details.

Some records in this finding aid have been redacted, as they include student names, donor names, and other restricted data. These records will not appear in the published finding aid.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for materials authored or otherwise produced as official business of Yale University is retained by Yale University. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by the Yale University Office on the Education of Women, 1975 and by Elga Wasserman, 2006.


The records are arranged by accession and topically therein as received from the creating office.

21.5 Linear Feet (51 boxes)
Related Names
Yale University. Office on the Education of Women
Arnstein, Margaret G.
Wasserman, Elga (Elga Ruth)
Yale University. Coeducation Office
Language of Materials