Barnard College historically has been a space for activism—from Annie Nathan Meyer’s aggressive advocacy of women’s education in the 1880s to the 1968 Vietnam War and civil rights protests to recent calls for divestment from fossil fuel companies.
Illustration by Johanna Björk
Founded in the late 1960s to house the College’s institutional history, the Barnard Archives currently preserve and make available more than 450 individual collections.
Photograph by Dorothy Hong
Illustration by Niklas Asker
Photographs by Retto Studio/Barnard College
From left: President Debora Spar, Yang Lan, and Wu Qing