The Chapel Hill Historical Society


Digging in Our Heels: Angels on Campus

The History of Women on Campus at UNC

Presentation and Reception
Sunday, March 20, 2016 3:00 PM
The Chapel Hill Historical Society
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC

In the earliest days, women were a rarity on the UNC campus. Today women students are the majority of the undergraduate population, and women hold many positions of leadership. Taylor Livingston uses recordings from the Southern Oral History program to share stories and memories of people who experienced this great change, and to explore the triumphs and challenges of female staff, faculty and students on campus. This program was developed under the auspices of the UNC Visitors' Center as one of their Priceless Gems walking tours. Livingston is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology, a Field Scholar in the Southern Oral History Program, and a Research Assistant in the Center for Women's Health Research.

Drawing of early female student from the Yackety Yack, 1907. North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives.

Free and open to the public. Call the Chapel Hill Historical Society for information: 919-929-1793.