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History of Coeducation in Yale College: Bibliographies and Further Resources

Yale Student Research Projects and Senior Essays

"The Impact of Coeducation on Yale's Alumnae, 1973-1983": Senior essay by Julie M. Heller (Class of 1988), as well as drafts and copies of research materials

"Boola Boola...Yale Goes Coed": Senior essay made as a film (VHS format) by Julie G. Pimsleur (Class of 1990)

"Women at Yale" and related material: Materials gathered by David Saurer (Class of 1970) for an unfinished research project on the history of women at Yale

"The Pragmatic Path Towards Coeducation at Yale": Senior essay by Renee Wentzel (undated), with annotations by former Yale Dean of Admissions Arthur Howe, Jr.

"Y Women: Why Kingman Brewster Reluctantly Co-educated Yale College in 1969 and how the First Yale Women Fared": Senior essay by Jennifer E. Goldman (Class of 2007)

"Arrival: Women at Yale College": Film made by Presca Ahn (Class of 2010)

"Co-Education at Yale: Through the Eyes of a Pioneer": Digital essay by Jasper Feinberg (class of 2020), Marina Cisneros (Class of 2020), Sterling Strother (Class of 2020), and Maeve Howard (Class of 2019)

"Engendering an Intellectual Space: The Development of Women's Studies at Yale University, 1969-2001": Senior essay by Kirsten E. Lodal (Class of 2001)

Secondary Literature

"First Women in Yale College: Reflections on Coeducation for the 50th Anniversary Celebration." (Yale Printing and Publishing Services, 2021)

Nancy Weiss Malkiel, "Keep the Damned Women Out": The Struggle for Coeducation (Princeton University Press, 2016)

Anne Gardiner Perkins, "Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant (Sourcebooks, 2019)

Janet Lever and Pepper Schwartz, Women at Yale: Liberating a College Campus (Bobbs-Merrill, 1971)

Mabel Newcomer, A Century of Higher Education for American Women (Harper, 1959)

Dorrit Ann Cowan, "Single-sex to Coeducation at Princeton and Yale: Two Case Studies" (unpublished doctoral thesis, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1982)

Leslie Miller-Bernal and Susan L. Poulson, eds., Going Coed: Women's Experiences in Formerly Men's Colleges and Universities, 1950-2000 (Vanderbilt University Press, 2004)

Pamela Geismar, Eve Hart Rice, and Joan O'Meara Winant, eds. Fresh Women: Reflections on Coeducation and Life After Yale: 1969, 1989, 2009 (Yale Printing and Publishing, 2010)

George Howe Colt, The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968 (Scribner, 2018)

Helen Price, "588 Superwomen: The Introduction of Coeducation at Yale, 1969-1973," The Yale Historical Review (special issue), vol. VI, issue I: Fall 2016.

Katrina Koerting, "'We were in the vanguard'-Westport Museum hosts first women admitted to Yale University", Connecticut Post, July 3, 2022. 



















Yale College students, 1969 or 1970 (Local record 3182)