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Lehigh History: Coeducation

Celebrating Lehigh's Sesquicentennial Anniversary, 2015-2016

The Brown and White

Selected Books

Articles, Theses, Reports, Surveys, and Manuscript Collections

Articles about women at Lehigh:

Theses and Dissertations:

Reports and Surveys:

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Final Report of the University Goals Committee, May 1969. Available in print only, Special Collections, SC LPub 0041
 
  • Manuscript Collections available in Special Collections:
    • Joint Commission on University Life. CURE (Committee of Undergraduates for Responsible Education): Documents on Problem of Coeducation, 1968-1970.
    • Finding aid
    • Call Number: SC MS 0029.
  • Oral Histories about Lehigh University Traditions and Experiences:
    • This collection consists of fourteen student oral history projects related to Lehigh University. The course (History 303) was taught by Professor Kim Carrell-Smith in the Fall semester of 2003. Through the course, the students studied the standards of oral histories and as a final project interviewed Lehigh alumni, staff and faculty about Lehigh University, its history, traditions and experiences. Included in the interviews is one by Kim McNeil, “The History of Undergraduate women at Lehigh.”
    • Finding aid
    • Call Number: SC MS 0112
  • Percy Hughes publications and papers (1872-1952):
    • This collection contains photographs, correspondence, family documents, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, books and academic articles, and reprints on Philosophy, Psychology, Education, Higher Education, Sports Education, and Lehigh University by Percy Hughes who was a Lehigh professor and taught Philosophy, Psychology and Education, and was a lifelong friend of John Dewey. Percy Hughes lobbied for undergraduate coeducation, after helping to pass a measure allowing women to take graduate courses at Lehigh in 1918.
    • Finding aid
    • Call Number: SC MS 0111
 

Timeline of Women at Lehigh

Vertical Files

Coeducation at Lehigh - Archival files in Lehigh Vertical File Collection

Contains archival documents about Lehigh's decision to go "coed" in 1971 -- a Women's survival guide, 1978 -- clippings related the first women in Lehigh's band, Marching 97, in 1973 -- flyer, 1981, on the first 10 years of women at Lehigh -- material celebrating 25 years of undergraduate women (1996-97). Part II contains official documents, correspondence, meeting minutes, etc. about decision making process of Lehigh going coed in 1971. Part III contains "Lehigh and the problem of coeducation" -- "Coeducation Timeline" by Kelli Oliver, 2010 -- "When Lehigh was almost Co-Ed" clipping from Alumni Bulletin, January 1934 --

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