New York State Women's History

Barnard College ...A NYS Women's History Site
Annie Nathan Meyer
3009 Broadway New York NY 10027

Type: College

Category/Significance: education

Founded in 1889, Barnard was the only college in New York City, and one of the few in the nation, where women could receive the same rigorous and challenging education available to men.The school's founding is largely due to the efforts of Annie Nathan Meyer, staunchly committed to the education of women. She joined forces with a small group of her peers to petition Columbia University Trustees for an affiliated self-sustaining liberal arts women’s college, and in two years accomplished what she had set out to do. ...learn more>>

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