Students Speak Out for a Women's Literary Society

March, 1889

Two advocators for the admittance of a women's literary society write for the 1889 March issue of the Dickinsonian. The writers speak out against the prejudice against women at Dickinson, and advocate for the creation of a literary society. They speak for the rights of the female students, that it is only fair they be able to create such a committee simply because they attend Dickinson. The other speaker discusses the benefit of allowing the literary society, for its diversity of opinion would provide an increase of interest in the society. The one article dramatically concludes with a proclamation for women's rights by stating, "what could be more ennobling than to create by the force of their own genius, names which shall be handed down to posterity as titles of exalted womanhood."

Location of Document in Archives
The Dickinsonian, March 1889, vol. XVI, no. 6