Item #18018 Report on Advocacy Work in Women's Education Equity, 1914. Higher Education Women's Education.

Report on Advocacy Work in Women's Education Equity, 1914


"Association of University Women Teachers, Thirtieth Annual Report." 1914. Soft cover pamphlet measuring 8.5" x 5.5" inches. 69 pages. In its preface the report declares its intention, "The Commitee consider it desirable to preface the Annual Report by a brief account of the Association, since they have found that outsiders and recently-elected Members have been frequently under considerable misapprehension as to the history and age of the Association and the work it has accomplished." The Association of University Women Teachers was founded in 1882 for the purpose of working to improve the standards of education for women, creating gender equity within universities. In 1885 the group took on its first major project refuting the common belief supported by Harvard-educated Boston physician Dr. Edward H. Clarke's assertion that higher education was harmful for women's health and caused infertility. The Association created a series of questions sent to members and from them assembled data showing higher education had no harmful effects on women's health. In 1919 the group raised over 150 thousand dollars to purchase a gram of radium for Marie Curie's experiments. The report summarizes the administration of the association over the year, lists board members and ordinary members, gives revenue accounts and notes appointments made of female teachers at schools throughout the country. Overall it provides unique insight into the meticulous nature of organizing and enacting social change through gender equity in education. Back cover has red "Board of Education Reference Library" sticker and front is stamped with "Board of Education Library." Textblock tight, bright and clean. Overall very good condition.

Item #18018

Price: $285.00