Coeducation -- New Jersey
Coeducation -- United States
History -- 20th century
Sex differences in education
Sexism and higher education
Women college students
Towards a New History of Douglass College includes student essays on many topics, including coeducation, in the Douglass Scholars Program in 2003.
NJ.com article on first women who entered Rutgers 40 years ago.
Article from Rutgers Magazine titled "Trailblazers" on the first women who came to integrate Rutgers College in the fall of 1972.
Debates on pros and cons of co-education still continues. Wilson College, PA made the decision to admit men in January 2013. The article about the process is here.
Coeducation was one of the topics articulated in the social protests in the 1960s and 1970s. At Rutgers New Brunswick, many voices pro and anti coeducation were heard before Rutgers College started enrolling women in 1972. Items such as letters, documents, yearbooks, the Targum and other student newspapers illustrate the various arguments and give the opportunity to discuss the issue of equality in access to education then and now.
Records of the Douglass College. Office of the Dean, 1887-1973. See Dean Margery Somers Foster Papers (1970-1979)
Rutgers Women: a Living History. a collection of interviews of women, Rutgers College 1976, the first coed class at the university. SC/UA.
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 is a database with many primary sources in full-text. Do a search for "college" to find relevant material.