The Education of Women

The Education of Women


To honor National Women's History Month, UCR's Rivera Library is highlighting some of the educational achievements of women throughout history.

Highlights of the exhibit include women such as Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to earn a medical degree, the Founding Women of the American Association of University Women, Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman associate justice of the Supreme Court, and Loda Mae Davis, the first dean of women at UCR.



Loda Mae Davis 

Loda Mae Davis

1898 - 1989

Photo courtesy of Rivera Library Special Collections

Stop by the Rivera Library to learn about these, as well as other, remarkable women.

Elizabeth Blackwell Marion Talbot Mary Bethune Sandra Day OConnor Drew Faust

Elizabeth Blackwell

1821 - 1910

Marion Talbot

1858 - 1948

Mary McLeod Bethune

1875 - 1955

Sandra Day O'Connor

1930 -

Drew Gilpin Faust

1947 -


Womens Firsts Women's Firsts / Caroline Zilboorg, editor
Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1997
Rivera Ref CT3203 W66 1997

Historical dictionary of womens education in the United States Historical Dictionary of Women's Education in theUnited States / edited by LInda Eisenmann 
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998
Rivera Ref LC1752 H57 1998

Notable web sites:

American Association of University Women

The National Women's History Project

Facts for Features Women's History Month: March 2008



Last modified: 3/5/2008 4:12 PM by M. Yonezawa

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