Coeducation Case 3

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  • A black-and-white photograph of a Freshman Trip, 1972

    Freshman Trip, 1972

    Women students on Freshman Trip, 1972
  • A black-and-white photograph of women students.

    Women students

    Despite these negative events, many of the women in the first classes later reported their pleasure at being at Dartmouth whether it was for their final year in higher education or if they entered as freshmen with the class of 1976.
  • A typed copy of the Woodward Hall letter.

    Woodward Hall letter

    Women students at the time recounted having snowballs with rocks thrown at them and being rated on a scale of 1-10 as they approached the dining hall. In April highly offensive letters were shoved under the doors of women living in Woodward Hall that referred to the women students as “cohogs.”
  • A newspaper article titled "Women at Dartmouth: Organization and Views."

    “Women at Dartmouth College: Organization and Views”

    Things got off to a rocky start right early on when on September 26, a group of male students invaded Woodward Hall, an all women dormitory. They shouted rude comments, seized one woman and began to carry her away, and damaged property until the police were called. The students in Woodward noted that this was not the first instance of harassment at the time. Feeling the need for solidarity in the face of these attacks a group of women formed a new student organization Women of Dartmouth.
  • A color photograph of Lorna Hill.

    Lorna Hill

    Lorna Hill is likely the first woman to complete her degree requirements at Dartmouth.
  • A newspaper article titled "Carnival Finds Most Coeds Dateless; Women Plan Weekend Boycott."

    Carnival Finds Most Coeds Dateless; Women Plan Weekend Boycott

    An article in The Dartmouth titled “Carnival Finds Most Coeds Dateless; Women Plan Weekend Boycott" resulted in a number of vitriolic exchanges between men and women students via letters to the editor.
  • A black-and-white photograph of Dean Carol Brewster greeting women at matriculation.

    Dean Carol Brewster Greets Donna and Debbi Humphrey at Matriculation

    Women arrived on campus on September 5, 1972.