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Women at Virginia Tech

The Tin Horn
Women were not allowed to be included in The Bugle yearbook and therefore published their own version, The Tin Horn

Against the Odds: Women at VPI
Speech by Dean Laura Jane Harper at the April 11, 1980 Founder's Day

Where Have Women Come from at VPI and Where Are They Going? by Laura Jane Harper
Comments on progress for Women at VPI (c.1985)

A Co-ed's Diary
An early woman student recounts her experiences in the 1929 Tin Horn

Women's Basketball: The Early Years
Article from the 1929 Tin Horn about the Turkey Hens

Newspaper Articles

Board of Visitors Settles Controversy over Place of Residence for Women: Undergraduates Must Enroll at Radford College
Article from the June 21, 1944 Radford News Journal about the merger plan with Radford College

College Merger Presents Living Quarters Problem: Principles to Determine What Girls May Live at Tech Outlined
Article from the June 29, 1944 Roanoke Times about domiciling women at Radford

More Women Seen in VPI's Future
Article in October 10, 1964 Roanoke Times about increasing demand for education of women

First Tech Coed Earned Degree in 1923: Dr. Burrus Paved Way for Women
Article by Lucy Lee Lancaster, Assistant Professor, in the December 31, 1969 News Messenger

New Dormitory Honors Female Dean
Article from the December 5, 1997 Collegiate Times about the naming of Harper Hall

Other Sites of Interest

Black Women at Virginia Tech History Project
Women in the Corps of Cadets
Historical Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech Women's Center home page
Virginia Tech University Archive home page
Last updated: September 10, 1999