The Douglass Century

Douglass Centennial Book launch The Douglass Century: The Transformation of the Women’s College at Rutgers University

Tuesday, April 03 2018 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Douglass Student Center, Trayes Hall

The Douglass Century: The Transformation of the Women’s College at Rutgers University

By Rutgers’ faculty Kayo Denda, Mary Hawkesworth, and Fernanda Perrone. Published by Rutgers University Press.
Come meet the authors, alumnae and Douglass faculty as they share reflections on Douglass’ history.  Join us and get a free copy!  Douglass is the only college for women that is nested within a major research university in the United States. Although the number of women’s colleges has plummeted from a high of 268 in 1960 to 38 in 2016, Douglass is flourishing as it approaches its centennial in September 2018.

To explore its rich history, Kayo Denda, Mary Hawkesworth, and Fernanda H. Perrone examine the strategic transformation of Douglass over the past century in relation to continuing debates about women’s higher education.  In addition to providing a comprehensive history of the college, The Douglass Century brings its subjects to life with eighty full-color images from the Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.

Kayo Denda is the head of the Margery Somers Foster Center and the women’s studies librarian at the Rutgers University Libraries, New Brunswick, NJ.

Mary Hawkesworth is a distinguished professor of political science and women’s and gender studies at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

Fernanda H. Perrone is an archivist and head of the Exhibitions program, Rutgers University Libraries, New Brunswick, NJ.

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