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50th Anniversary of Undergraduate Women records

Identifier: A030


In 1943 Northeastern University enrolled women in its undergraduate day divisions for the first time.  In May 1993 NU's Women's Studies Program and Office of University Relations organized events to celebrate the 33 women who enrolled in 1943 and honor all the undergraduate women of Northeastern.  As part of Undergraduate Women at Northeastern University Month, the 50th Anniversary of Undergraduate Women celebration included three major events: a reunion for the women who enrolled in 1943, a speech by Patricia Ireland, president of the National Organization of Women (NOW), and a discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, held May 25, 1993.  The reunion, attended by 11 of the 1943 enrollees, included a symposium, afternoon tea with current undergraduate women, and a dinner with University President John A. Curry.


  • 1943-1947, 1993


Conditions Governing Access:

Records are closed for 25 years from the date of their creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office.

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0.50 cubic feet (1 container)



System of Arrangement:

Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.

Physical Location

Finding aid for the 50th Anniversary of Undergraduate Women Records
Finding aid prepared by Alison Brown
March 1999
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Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Snell Library
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US