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One Hundred Years of Women at UConn Collection

Identifier: 1993-0060

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the contents of a scrapbook created by the Committee to document the "100 Years" activities during the 1991-1992 academic year. The scrapbook contained photographs, clippings, programs, announcements, memoranda, correspondence, flyers, brochures and posters. The original scrapbook pages were photocopied in order prior to being disassembled and placed in folders. In addition, other materials in the University Archives associated with the project have been included in the collection, including the lists of captions for the photographs included in the exhibition and photocopies of the images. The original photographs have been reintegrated into the University Photograph Collection.

The original scrapbook, a flower print cloth bound, "magnetic" photograph album was returned to Professor Adams.


  • undated, 1991 - 1992


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.


In 1991, President Harry J. Hartley appointed a committee to advise him on appropriate and necessary considerations for the celebration of the anniversary of the enrollment of women at the institution that would become the University of Connecticut. The committee of fifteen women, chaired by Professor Cynthia Adams, developed a year-long program of activities to meet the stated goals of the committee: To seek women of the highest caliber to honor; promote diversity of women throughout higher education; celebrate the achievements of women, particularly those at the University of Connecticut; recognize the historical path of women; identify and address those paths not yet taken by women at the University; and to advance the institutional value and role of women at UConn.

The activities included a convocation, lectures, presentations, awards and an exhibition on the Concourse between the Legislative Office Building and the State Capitol in Hartford during March 1992.


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The 1991-1992 academic year at UConn marked the 100th anniversary of women on the Storrs campus. The anniversary was celebrated by a year-long series of programs to commemorate the achievements of women, particularly those at the University of Connecticut.


The collection has been arranged into three series, consistent with provenance:

Series I: Scrapbook (undated, 1991-1992) contains the contents of the original scrapbook as well as a photocopy of the scrapbook as it was originally ordered.

Series II: Exhibition Materials (undated, 1991-1992) includes descriptions and labels for the items included in the exhibition. Original photographs and negatives have been returned to the appropriate location in the University Photograph Collection.

Series III: Committee Files (undated, 1991-1992) contains memoranda, notes, drafts and other working materials associated with the activities of the project.

Acquisition Information

The scrapbook was donated to the University Archives in 2002. The exhibition materials are from the University Photograph Collection and the related descriptions and lists were created by the Historical Manuscripts and Archives Division of the University Libraries, a unit that is now part of Archives & Special Collections at the Dodd Center.

One Hundred Years of Women at UConn Collection
Archives & Special Collections staff
2002 October
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US