Homecoming Queen with her scepter
Miss Cindy Rogers, Homecomming Queen 1960

The achievements of women have marked every aspect of Washington University history, in its excellence of teaching, in the depth of its research, and in the lives of so many students.

We hope you will enjoy browsing the thematic topics of this online exhibit, which are listed on the right-hand menu.  Each section contains multiple pages of information.  The exhibit may also be searched by keyword, or you can select "Browse Items" or "Browse Collections" to view lists of materials used in this exhibition.

The stories of these accomplishments could fill pages upon pages.

This exhibit can only offer a beginning look into this history by highlighting some of these women and their accomplishments. Our hope is that this exhibit will also inspire future students, scholars, and historians to explore further into the often untold stories that have shaped, and continue to shape, Washington University in St. Louis.

Interested in learning more about women's history, or the history of Washington University?  Do you have stories or memoriabellia you would like to share with the Archives?  Please contact us at