Books

Several books on the history of women at the University of Wisconsin have been digitized by the UW-Libraries and collected in a History of Women at the University of Wisconsin Collection, which is itself a sub-collection of a University of Wisconsin Collection. The History of Women books include:

Other material online:

  • The Dean of Women, by Lois Kimball Mathews Rosenberry, Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1915. She was Dean of Women at the University of Wisconsin and though the book is more general, many of her examples come from Wisconsin (search the text for “Wisconsin.”) The book has been digitized by Google and is accessible through the Hathi Trust library repository. Appendix A is the constitution of the Self-Government Association of the Women Studies of the University of Wisconsin.
  • The Status of Professional Women at the University of Wisconsin: Proposals for Change. Brochure prepared in 1971 by the Association of Faculty Women “to present facts about the status of professional women at the university, and recommendations for improving it.” ERIC #ED075004, digitized from microfiche version at the Educational Resources Information Center.
  • Wisconsin, by J. F. A. Pyre. New York: Oxford University Press, 1920, is a history of the University of Wisconsin. It has been digitized by Google and is accessible through the Hathi Trust library repository. Searching within it for “women,” “female,” and “females” results in several hits.

Other Books and Theses:

  • Andersen House, 1928-1964: a brief history, compiled by Maxine Brandt House. Madison, WI: 2008. (on women’s housing).
  • “Give us a little time to find our places”: University of Wisconsin alumnae, classes of 1875-1900, by Amy Hague. M.A. Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983.
  • Continuing Education of Women: a Descriptive Study of Women Students Over Twenty-Five Years of Age at the University of Wisconsin, by Shirley Peterson Wright. M.S. Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1965.
  • History of Physical Education for Women at the University of Wisconsin, 1889-1913 (Madison: University of Wisconsin, no date) and History of Physical Education for Women at the University of Wisconsin, 1898-1946(Madison: University of Wisconsin, 1951), are both by Blanche Mathilde Trilling. See also The Role of Blanche M. Trilling in the Development of the Women’s Sports Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1912-1946, by Jean W. Blanchard. M.A. Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986.
  • Report on the E.B. Fred Fellowship for Mature Women, 1963-1968: A Program in Continuing Education, by Marian L. Thompson and Lawrence Sager. Madison: University Extension, University of Wisconsin, 1970.