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Our Rightful Place: A History of Women at the University of Kentucky, 1880--1945

Terry L. Birdwhistell and Deirdre A. Scaggs


Since women first entered the University of Kentucky (UK) in 1880 they have sought, demanded, and struggled for equality within the university. The period between 1880 and 1945 at UK witnessed women’s suffrage, two world wars, and an economic depression. It was during this time that women at UK worked to take their rightful place in the university’s life prior to the modern women’s movement of the 1960s and beyond. The history of women at UK is not about women triumphant, and it remains an untidy story. After pushing for admission into a male-centric campus environment, women created women’s s ... More

Keywords: women’s equality, perseverance, women’s culture, coeducation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813179377
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813179377.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Terry L. Birdwhistell, author
University of Kentucky

Deirdre A. Scaggs, author
University of Kentucky