Coeducation and the Sexual Revolution
During the 1960s, colleges and universities across the country debated the merits of co-education. Many formerly all-male instituitons, including Kenyon College (1969), Yale University (1969), Williams College (1971), Amherst College (1975) and Harvard University (1977) decided to open admissions to women in the late 1960s and 1970s. Although Washington and Lee debated co-education in the 1960s, it did not embrace co-education until 1985. Included in this exhibit are studies regarding the potential for co-education, student attitudes toward co-education, arguments against co-education and the ERA, and other historical documents relating to the subject of women at W&L.