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Utah State University Faculty Honor Lectures


The Faculty Association and Utah State University Press

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The role and status of women in land-grant colleges has not really been studied. As many of these institutions have approached their centennials and have reflected on their past achievements, the lack of research about women faculty, women students, women staff, and faculty wives has been astounding. In part, our misperceptions or ignorance concerning women in this institutional setting is understandable. Like many women in other historical milieus, women at land-grant institutions have been invisible. Because they were rarely administrators, because they composed such a small part of the faculty, and often because of the discipline in which they taught, their contributions have been obscured. They left few clear traces of their roles and achievements in the institutional records. This Lecture is an attempt to redress that balance and reclaim the details of women's experiences with land-grant institutions


This work made publicly available electronically on August 5, 2011.