"Keep the Damned Women Out: Lunch and Conversation with Nancy Weiss Malkiel," Apr. 4

Woman entering Princeton Admissions Office

Woman walking into Princeton University Admissions Office, 1969. From the University Archives, Princeton University Library

"Keep the Damned Women Out: Lunch and Conversation with Nancy Weiss Malkiel"

Sponsored by Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library and the Women of Princeton Employee Resource Group

April 4, 2019
Harlan Room, Mudd Library

Lunch will be provided. Space is limited; please RSVP to Mudd Library by March 29. Note any dietary restrictions in your email. This event is free and open to the public.

The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, in partnership with the Women of Princeton Employee Resource Group, is pleased to invite you to a luncheon conversation with Nancy Weiss Malkiel, author of "Keep the Damned Women Out: The Struggle for Coeducation" (Princeton University Press, 2016). This event, which will take place at noon on Apr. 4 in the Harlan Room of Mudd Library, is part of a series in support of the library’s current exhibition, “Redefining Old Nassau: Women and the Shaping of Modern Princeton," on display through the end of this academic year. The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library is home to the University Archives and a collection of 20th century Public Policy Papers.

Professor Malkiel’s book examines how America’s Ivy League institutions and men’s colleges at Cambridge and Oxford in England decided, as the 1960s drew to a close, to upend their traditions and admit women. During the luncheon, Malkiel will share how her research into Princeton University’s decision to admit female undergraduates drew on the collections housed in Mudd Library.

Nancy Weiss Malkiel
Nancy Weiss Malkiel is professor emerita of history and the longest serving Dean of the College at Princeton University. In that role, she oversaw Princeton’s undergraduate program for 24 years. Prior to her appointment as dean, she was the founding head (formerly master) of Dean Mathey College. In addition to "Keep the Damned Women Out," her publications include "Whitney M. Young, Jr. and the Struggle for Civil Rights" (Princeton University Press, 1989), "Farewell to the Party of Lincoln: Black Politics in the Age of FDR" (Princeton University Press, 1983), and "The National Urban League, 1910-1940" (Oxford University Press, 1974). She holds a B. A. from Smith College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. She joined Princeton’s faculty in 1969.

For more information about the luncheon, please contact April C. Armstrong, Special Collections Assistant at Mudd Library.

Media contact: Barbara Valenza, Library Communications Manager