From Listeners to Leaders: A History of Women at Vanderbilt
Online Exhibition: From Leaders to Listeners: A History of Women at Vanderbilt
Fellowship: Project Proposal
Leah Coffer - Regulating Women
About the Project
This summer semester fellowship will examine the history of women at Vanderbilt from the university’s nineteenth-century beginnings to the present day. We will consider women’s experiences as students, faculty, and staff at Vanderbilt, which only began to admit women and men undergraduates in equal numbers in the 1980s. The fellowship will also explore the history of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018. Students will learn about exhibition and curatorial techniques while engaging with the library’s Special Collections materials. Students will work collaboratively or individually to produce an exhibit focusing on different aspects of women’s experiences at Vanderbilt.
About the Fellows
Working as a team, undergraduates Leah Coffer, Emilie Martinez, Daniel Mativo, Molly Moreau, Brianna Nesbitt, and Elizabeth Pearson created an exhibition that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center. Curated by the Summer 2018 Buchanan Library Fellows with research assistance from the Women’s Center staff.