Science and Mathematics for Women, a Notre Dame Tradition

An exhibit in Archives and Special Collections through April 11, 2013.


This exhibit commemorates Women's History Month at Notre Dame - part of the annual celebration of National Women's History Month in March. The theme for 2013, "Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics" provides an opportunity to highlight the pioneering efforts of Notre Dame of Maryland University and its predecessor, Notre Dame of Maryland Collegiate Institute to instruct and encourage young women of the 19th century in the study of the sciences and mathematics, and as well document the ongoing tradition that continues to flourish on the campus today.

The actual artifacts and images are on display in our Archives through April 11, 2013.

Archives has compiled a 128 page scrapbook covering the exhibit. It includes past artifacts on past events, photographs of faculty through the years, and programs. To see an original image, contact our archivist. The exhibit (book) is in 5 parts:

Part 1: "Early Years."
Part 2: "About the Departments."
Part 3: "The House Built for Science."
Part 4: "School of Pharmacy."
Part 5: "Carrying on the Tradition."

Access the digitized book here.