New Exhibit: Women at HLS

New Exhibit: Women at HLS

Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce that its new exhibit Women at HLS: 60 Years of Transformation is on view in the library’s Caspersen Room from now until December 13, 2013.

Women at HLS

Photos (left to right, top to bottom): Vice Dean Livingston Hall welcoming the first women students of Harvard Law School, c.1950, Class Pictures, Box 2; Unidentified student, undated, Photographs of HLS Students, Folder 13; HLS Women’s Law Association, c.1970, Photographs of HLS Students, Folder 5; Detail of HLS Board of Student Advisers, 1974-75, Photographs of HLS Students, Folder 5.

Since women were first admitted to Harvard Law School in 1950, they have transformed the Law School, the legal profession, and public life.

Cheryl Burg, legal assistant and Jean Kettleson ‘70; Unknown photographer; c.1970; Photographs of HLS Students, Folder 5

Cheryl Burg, legal assistant and Jean Kettleson ‘70; Unknown photographer; c.1970;
Photographs of HLS Students, Folder 5

A special library exhibit, Women at HLS—coinciding with the upcoming Celebration 60 Reunion of women at Harvard Law School—explores themes such as enrollment, campus life, and the impact of student organizations such as the Women’s Law Association (WLA). It draws on Historical & Special Collections’ Photographs of HLS Students collection and the recently processed Red Set Ephemera collection. Jane Kelly and Margaret Peachy curated Women at HLS, which will be on view in the Caspersen Room Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM through December 13, 2013.

We invite you to drop by as we celebrate six decades of women at HLS!

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