150 W History Collection Launched!

June 14, 2024

150W Berkeley Project

October 3, 2020 marks the 150th anniversary ofthe UC Regents’ unanimous approval of a resolution by Regent Samuel F. Butterworth: “That young ladies be admitted into the University on equal terms in all respects with young men.” The first women were admitted in 1870, and Rosa Scrivner became the first woman to graduate in 1874 with a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture. Since then, countless women have graduated from UC Berkeley. They have made invaluable contributions to the campus and the world beyond.

This 150W collection highlights untold narratives and efforts to archive historical information. It is one of the most extensive efforts undertaken in the last fifty-five years to record and share UC’s history. It is not only the largest to concentrate on women’s history but also the first to explore many of the major institutional changes that took place in the wake of the 1960s. 

The collection is now available. Use this Table of Contents to access the collection, including analyses and documentation of women from all parts of the University from the "firsts" and pioneers.