100 Years of Women at Emory: Many Milestones of Progress

An exhibit curated by University Archivist John Bence.

Eléonore Raoul Greene, Raoul family papers, Rose Library

In 1917, Eléonore Raoul 20L enrolled in Emory’s School of Law and became the first woman to earn a degree from the University. This important event broke a barrier for women who would follow. Exploring the noted and notable milestones in the history of women at Emory reminds us that phrases like “the first” and “the earliest” often warrant further research. Many of the events occurred only after years of advocacy and activism by others. 

An exhibit on display in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library through April 21 illustrates the rich stories that live behind the milestones of “coeducation” at Emory.  

Visitor Information

The exhibit is located in the Robert W. Woodruff Library on level 10 in the Rose Library. Parking is available in the Fishburne Parking Deck (Weekdays: free after 5pm, Weekends: free). "Visitors" hours for Rose Library are posted here.

For more information, email: library.exhibitions@emory.edu