Celebrating 125 Years of Women at MIT 1873 —1998

125 Years of MIT Women

An exhibit honoring the 125th Anniversary of the graduation of Ellen H. Swallow (Richards)


Alumnae before 1950:

Marilyn A. Bever '76, The Women of MIT, 1871 to 1941: "Who They Were, What They Achieved," thesis for the Degree of Bachelor of Science, June 1976.

Alice Gertrude Bryant, A.B., M.D., F.A.C.S., A.S. '86, "A Memoir of Margaret Swan Cheney", paper before the MIT Women's Association, November 4, 1937.

Shirley Picardi '72, Alumni Office Speech on Women at MIT, at the Denver MIT Alumni Club, assistance from Margaret Coleman, Sandra Yulke, 1984.

Registration Committee, "Technology Women," program for the dedication, June 1916.

Registration Committee, MIT Women's Association, "The MIT Coed - Then and Now", Technology Review, December 1955.

Margery Resnick, "Endowing Unpopular Causes with Credibility and Cash", Technology Review, August/September 1989.

Mrs. Charles Winthrop Sawyer, Miss Susan Mimms '88, "History of the Margaret Cheney Reading Room," paper for the 50th anniversary of the Women's Education Association, 1921,Technology Review, 1921.

Susan Schur '60, Centennial Exhibit information and panels

Sarah Slaughter '80, "Women At MIT: 1871-1900," paper, Course 21.902, 1980.

Sarah Slaughter '80, "The First Few Decades of Women At MIT", paper, Course 21.901J, 1979.

Dr. Leona Zarsky '41, MIT & The Invisible Woman, AMITA Newsletter, Fall 1990, MIT Class of 1941, 50th Reunion, June 3-8, 1991,

Phyllis J. Read and Bernard Witlieb, The Book of Women's Firsts, Random House, NY, 1992.

Other Alumnae/MIT Information

Professor Mildred Dresselhaus and Dr. Paula Stone '72, "Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Role of Women Students at MIT," Spring 1972.

Dr. Susan Kannenberg '61, "100 Years of Women at MIT, Preliminary Report of a Survey of Former MIT Women Students," Survey Committee, Association of MIT Alumnae, 1973.

Evelyn Fox Keller , "New Faces in Science and Technology: a Study of Women Students at MIT," Program in Science, Technology and Society, August 1981.

MIT A Place for Women (1974)

MIT Facts 1998, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of Communications.

Candace Royer, "Women in Sport at the Institute" and "Perspective on Women's Athletics: Then and Now" - Women's Sports at MIT

"Julius Adams Stratton, The Eleventh President of MIT", Technology Review , July 1966.

Dean Emily Wick '51, "Proposal For A New Policy for Admission of Women Undergraduate Students at MIT", March 9, 1970.

Frances E. Wylie, "MIT in Perspective: a pictorial history of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology", Little, Brown and Company, 1975.

Other Reference Data provided by:

Linda vanDuyne '86, President's Reports, registrar's records, NASA research

Elizabeth Andrews, Chief Archivist/Beth Kaplan MIT Archives

Bonny Kellermann '72

Cynthia Skier '74 MITWA/AMITA information

May Tse '98 McCormick Hall information

Christine Tempesta faculty and alumnae database information

MIT Alumni Register, 1989.

MIT Admissions Office

Danuta Bois website, ESR page, http://www.netsrq.com/~dbois/richards-es.html

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute - ESR page

Vassar College, ESR page of Hidden Histories, R. Alley, J. Busch, B. Maiale, G. Wakeman, 12/1996,http://depts.vassar.edu/~anthro/bianco/hidden/ellen.html

Compiled by Sarah J. Simon '72, June 1998.