As you may know, March is Women’s History Month. Farmington has been graced by the presence of numerous incredible women throughout its history, and so the Farmington Room contains quite a selection of works related to women’s history.
Here is a brief selection of interesting items located in the Farmington Room. Remember, the Farmington Room is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00am to noon, so grab your library card and stop by!
- Dearest of Geniuses, by Sandra L. Katz (circulating copies are also available in the general collection).
- Selections from the Writings of Connecticut Women. This beautiful book is one of my favorites in the collection.
- Never a True Son of the University: Women Art Students at Yale, by Betsy Fahlmann. This paper, written by a student at Arizona State University, provides a view of one of our country’s great institutions, and one not far from home.
- When I was at Farmington, by Abby Farwell Ferry. Another favorite of mine, this beautiful book contains the reminiscences of many Miss Porter’s School alumnae.
- The Diaries of Julia Cowles. A fascinating look at the daily life of a “lady of quality.”