Women of the Hearst Museum

October 3, 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the UC Regents’ unanimous approval of a resolution: “That young ladies be admitted into the University on equal terms in all respects with young men.” – Regent Samuel F. Butterworth


This year, Berkeley is celebrating 150 Years of Women at Berkeley. The first women were admitted to the university in 1872, and since that time, hundreds of thousands of women have graduated from UC Berkeley, and thousands of staff, faculty, and friends of the campus have made immeasurable contributions to the UC Berkeley campus and beyond.

The Hearst Museum is honored to have been a site for research and teaching for innumerable women since its founding in 1901 by Phoebe A. Hearst, the first female regent of the University of California. In honor of this momentous year, we are delighted to share a selection of notable women who have worked with the Hearst Museum. The images below link to more information including: articles, online catalogs of collections donated to the Hearst Museum, and more. To read about other women affiliated with the Hearst Museum, visit Women in the Department of Near Eastern Studies.


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Support the Hearst Museum

This year, the Hearst Museum joins our partners across campus in commemorating 150 Years of Women at Berkeley. We hope you will join us in honoring these remarkable women and supporting our mission by making a $150 gift to the Hearst Museum. Each dollar you contribute will be matched by members of our advisory board, so your gift will have double the impact.

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