History of Women at Yale

Timeline of Women at Yale

View a historical timeline from 1773 to present.

One of the chief goals of the anniversary year is to research more thoroughly the history of women at Yale and to compile and catalog existing materials about women at Yale.

Explore the Stories of Women at Yale

As our history projects take shape, we will be posting stories of women at Yale across all the schools. We hope you will come back often to learn and explore.

Take a Virtual Walking Tour

“Women at Yale: A Tour,” was made possible by a gift to the Women Faculty Forum from Nancy Alexander (TD 1979, MBA 1984) and Phillip Bernstein (TD 1979, M.Arch 1983) and is cosponsored by the Yale Visitor Center and the Office of the Secretary.

You can find a pdf brochure of the tour, a map of tour locations, and a full description of the sites here:  https://visitorcenter.yale.edu/tours/women-yale.

Tour an Array of Virtual Exhibitions

You are invited to learn about the history of women at Yale through our collection of virtual exhibitions. These exhibitions span topics from music, to medicine, to the 1970 May Day Rally and more.

Browse Resources to Learn More

For those who wish to delve deeper into the history of women at Yale, library subject guides, research from our partners, and access to archival material is available on the Resources page.

Timeline of Women at Yale

View a historical timeline from 1773 to present.