Maggie Boyd was the 1st woman grad at @OhioU, Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. We tweeted her 1873 senior year diary in 2012. (Original can be viewed in the Mahn Center @AldenLibrary.) | Twitter: http://twitter.com/MaggieBoyd1873 | Blog: http://bit.ly/boydpost | Diary: http://bit.ly/boyddiary
Rules and Regulations of the Joint Library of the Ohio University ca. 1878 6.25x10" Flyer; single sided, encapulated in mylar. "RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE JOINT LIBRARY OF THE OHIO UNIVERSITY" "c. 1878".
Founders Day 2013 essay on Maggie Boyd: "It happened 140 years ago" by Doug McCabe.
Slideshow telling the story of Margaret "Maggie" Boyd, Ohio University's first female graduate. Maggie's diary of her 1873 senior year was selected for conservation treatment as part of this year's OHIO Founder's Day celebration (www.ohio.edu/...). Exhibit on display on Alden Library 4th floor through mid-March 2013.
Ohio University bulletin. Undergraduate catalog, 1872-1873. Maggie Boyd is listed among the seniors, soon to become the first female graduate of OU. This year Maggie's niece Ella is listed as a freshman, the only other female, including the prep dept. Click through to browse the entire catalog.
Ohio University bulletin. Undergraduate catalog, 1876-1877. Academical Honors. Maggie Boyd becomes the first woman to earn a master's degree from OU. She is listed along with 4 others of her graduating class of 1873 also getting masters. Above under the bachelors heading, her niece Ella Boyd is listed, becoming the second woman to graduate from OU. Click through to browse the entire catalog.
Ohio University bulletin. Undergraduate catalog, 1871-1872. Maggie's junior year. This year finds 3 names that appear to be female listed in the freshman class (Mary, Mary, Sarah) bringing the total of college females listed to 4. Additionally, Maggie's niece Ella is listed in the prep school along with a Julia. Click through to browse the rest of the catalog.
Ohio University bulletin. Undergraduate catalog, 1870-1871. In Maggie's sophomore year, she's still the only female college student listed. However, there is a Mary listed among the prep students. Click through to browse the rest of the catalog.
Ohio University bulletin. Undergraduate catalog, 1869-1870. Maggie's freshman year--the first female to enter OU college courses. This year a Mary, presumably a female, is also seen in the prep school list. Click through to browse the rest of the catalog.
Ohio University bulletin. Undergraduate catalog, 1868-1869. Maggie's first year enrolled at OU and the first time any female attended OU. She began classes in April 1868 as a prep student ("M. Boyd"), entering the university as a freshman in fall 1869. Click through to browse the rest of the catalog.
AUDIO interview discussing "OHIO's First Female Graduate: Maggie Boyd." On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Doug McCabe talks with Janet Carleton, the Digital Initiatives Coordinator at Ohio University’s Alden Library.
Ohio University bulletin, June 1917, p 8-11. Bio of Margaret Boyd written by one of her classmates, John Merrill Davis.
Berry Hall as Berry Hotel, postcard, late 1890s. The university bought Berry and turned it into a dorm in 1962 and demolished it in 1974. The diner on Court Street is in its location.
You the Coed was the official guidebook and advice handbook for female students. Named for Margaret Boyd, the first female graduate of OU, Boyd Hall was a women's residence hall on Park Place, across from Gordy Hall. It was designed by Frank L. Packard, as were Ellis, Gordy, and Tupper (New) Halls. To make room for Alden Library, it was demolished in 1966, along with the Women's Gym and Tupper Hall (Old).
Ohio University commencement program, June 26, 1873; Annual commencement program for the year Margaret Boyd became the first female graduate at Ohio University.
Ohio University commencement card, June 26, 1873; Order of exercises for the Ohio University, 59th annual commencement for the year that Margaret Boyd became the first female graduate.
Ohio University Class of 1873 Photograph showing OU's first female graduate, Margaret "Maggie" Boyd.
Margaret Boyd Diary, 1873
Margaret Boyd portrait, possibly from 1890. This shows Maggie in her years after graduation from Ohio University, while she was an educator.
Athens (Ohio) Cityscape drawing, 1865. This drawing depicts Athens as Maggie would have known it.
Portrait of Margaret Boyd.
Athens (Ohio) city map, 1875. During her time at OU, Maggie lived with her mother on upper N. Congress in a house that no longer stands.