Penn History

Women at Penn: Quotations

Dedicated to the memory of Ruth Branning Molloy, B.S. in Ed. 1930

Many of these quotations were used in Jenny Holzer’s Hill Square sculpture commemorating 125 Years of Women at Penn

First women to matriculate at the University of Pennsylvania, working in the chemistry laboratory, 1878
1750-1900
"Ivy Girl" illustration, 1913
1910-1919
Betty Funston, with rifle, 1928
1920-1929
Women's Crew, 1935
1930-1939
Women's Sports Team, 1940
1940-1949
Student protest outside Eisenlohr Hall, 1952
1950-1959
Ivy Day, first co-ed program, 1963
1960-1969
Woman's Dorm Room, 1978
1970-1979
Women's Crew, 1981
1980-1989
Commencement, woman graduate in cap and gown, festooned with flowers, 1982
1990-2003