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Pembroke Study Committee records

Brown University Archives

Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146

Scope & content

The records of the Pembroke Study Committee consist of Chair Elizabeth LeDuc's correspondence with the committee and people at Brown and other universities, letters of appointment to the committee, mailings to the committee and material distributed during meetings, and resource material collected from other colleges and universities. The mailings distributed material include minutes, correspondence with and reports from Pembroke College and Brown University offices and faculty, correspondence with and reports from other universities, and drafts of a questionnaire. The records not only document a crucial stage in the decision to make Brown a coeducational undergraduate institution, but also provide a snapshot of Pembroke College's administrative structure and how it functioned. There is also information about how other institutions were handling pressure to merge, or to otherwise become coeducational, particularly Radcliffe College, Stanford University, and Princeton University.