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1900 and Earlier

Violet DeLille Jayne

Violet DeLille Jayne

Violet DeLille Jayne was the first Dean of Women at the University of Illinois. She served on the Council of ...
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Mary Louise Page

Mary Louise Page

Mary Louise Page graduated in 1878 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Engineering. Mary was the ...
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Martha Jackson Kyle

Martha Jackson Kyle

Martha Jackson Kyle graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1897 and an AM in 1899, both in English/Rhetoric. After graduating ...
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Lucy Flower

Lucy Flower was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1895. She was the first female trustee and consequently, the ...
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Louisa Allen

Louisa C. Allen

Louisa C. Allen was hired in 1874 in the Domestic Science Department, the same year the first class of female ...
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Katherine Merrill

Katherine Merrill

Katherine Merrill is known as the first female professor at the University of Illinois. She was hired as Assistant Professor ...
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Katharine L. Sharp

Katharine Lucinda Sharp completed her library science degree at the New York State Library School in 1892 under the tutelage ...
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Jennette E. C. Lincoln

Jennette E. C. Lincoln was hired in 1898 as Director of Physical Training for Women and held this position until ...
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Anita M. Kellogg

Anita M. Kellogg was a staff member in Physical Education beginning in 1893. She acted as the Director of Physical ...
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Amelia Darling Alpiner Stern

Amelia Darling Alpiner Stern

Amelia Darling Alpiner Stern graduated in 1896 with a degree in English and Modern Languages. She is said to be ...
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Alice Cheever Bryan

Alice Cheever Bryan

Alice Cheever Bryan was among the first class of female graduates at the University of Illinois. She graduated in 1874 ...
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