A A A In biography, autobiography, and other documents, this volume offers portraits of seven women who were the first of their sex to work as faculty and deans at coeducational universities in the United States and Canada. Most historians of higher education for women have focused their attention on women's colleges where the critical mass of faculty and students allowed communities of women to develop. Here, thanks to the recent research of seven scholars, we have stories of pathbreakers, pioneers, models of achievement, loneliness, isolation, and solitary triumphs recorded in journals, letters, and memoirs. The group of women includes an engineering graduate, two physicians, and an economist. The qwoman questionq loomed large in their lives and work: several were active in the suffrage movement, others worked on gender in research, or for such improvments as the 10-hour work day.Elizabeth Griego is director of planning and research at Mills College. Her chapter on Clelia Mosher is drawn from ... An Anthology of Poetry by American Women and writing autobiographical essays. Virginia Scharff is working on a book onanbsp;...
|Author||:||Geraldine Jonçich Clifford|
|Publisher||:||Feminist Press at CUNY - 1989-01|