Oberlin, Ohio: R. Butler, Printer, 1870. Some soiling to wrappers and some foxing to leaves. A very good copy of a rare, fragile item from the first coeducational college in the United States. Original printed light gray wrappers. Small octavo. 1 pp. Item #16972
Oberlin College became coeducational in 1837, though women attending the school were still subject to strict, unusual rules. The rules outlined in the present item include “No young lady shall be considered fully a member of the Institution until she shall have passed a probation of six months, satisfactory to the Principal and Ladies’ Board,” and “Young ladies, who do not reside with their parents, are not permitted to ride with gentleman in term time,” (pp. 7-8). Women students were also barred from playing chess, checkers, and cards; walking in the woods; going to saloons and train stations; and riding on horseback (pp. 11).
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