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One Hundred Years of Women at Brown records

Administrative history

The events commemorating the founding of the Women's College of Brown University fell under the rubric One Hundred Years of Women at Brown but were organized and sponsored by several groups on and off campus. An ad hoc committee of the Brown University Corporation primarily was responsible for "Transcending Boundaries: Women, Power and Leadership, A Centennial Symposium Celebrating 100 Years of Women at Brown." The Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women took part in the ad hoc committee's work and sponsored a lecture series funded by Cynthia Lee Jenner (1961). The center helped coordinate the production of The Search for Equity: Women at Brown University, 1891-1991, which was directed by Polly Welts Kaufman (1951) and includes articles written by alumnae and others. With the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities, the Pembroke Center cosponsored an exhibit, lecture series, and dramatic revue ("Going A Hundred," written by Professor Lowry Marshall and Colby Moss).