Women at Yale: A Walking Tour

Women at Yale: A Tour, walks participants through campus to teach the history of women’s contributions at Yale. The tour was made possible by a gift to the Women Faculty Forum from Nancy Alexander (TD 1979, MBA 1984) and Phillip Bernstein (TD 1979, M.Arch 1983). The tour is also cosponsored by the Yale Visitor Center and the Office of the Secretary.

Download the full-color illustrated guidebook with a map describing nearly 50 sites of importance to women’s history on the campus. (The printed brochure is also available for free at the Yale Visitor Center, 149 Elm St.) An online gallery, with a downloadable audio guide is also available, bringing together voices of women from the past and present, highlighting vignettes and personal reflections on the history of women’s contributions to Yale.

Among the notable spaces, places and stories from Yale’s history are: Maya Lin’s “Women’s Table”; Yale’s first female law student in 1885; Street Hall, site of Yale’s School of the Fine Arts, which admitted both sexes in 1869; the site of the Yale crew team’s Title IX protests for equality in athletic facilities in 1976; other sites of protest, such as Mory’s and Skull and Bones; and portraits of female deans, judges, congresswomen, professors and patron with a Yale affiliation.