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ERIC Number: ED444443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-28
Pages: 127
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Voices of Change: Women's Experiences at Lake Forest College, 1955-1975.
Woodruff, Jennifer E.
This study examines the experiences of women at Lake Forest College, Illinois, from 1955-75 through questionnaires sent to women alumni and present and past faculty and staff requesting information on demographics, academic/extracurricular activities, campus life, social and political change, career expectations, and attitudes. Chapter 1 sketches the general history of Lake Forest College. Chapter 2 describes the years from 1955-65, a generally very conservative period with rules governing many aspects of women's lives. Things began to change at the end of this period, as the campus reacted to the Cuban Missile Crisis, President Kennedy's assassination, the gathering momentum of the civil rights movement, enrollment of liberal students from the East, and the Vietnam War. Chapter 3 examines the years between 1965-75, a key period during which the campus experienced drastic changes sparked by national movements. The civil rights movement expanded, the Vietnam War escalated, the peace movement began, and the women's movement emerged. Women struggled to change their lives, abolishing dress codes and dorm rules, fighting for education about and the right to have birth control and abortions, and pushing for equality in athletics. Appended are a list of questionnaire respondents and the survey instrument. (Contains 218 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Historical Materials; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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