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In the fall of 1972, the University of Notre Dame du Lac admitted 365 undergraduate women who changed the institution’s complexion forever. These female pioneers soon found themselves moving into hastily converted dorms in this previously all-male stronghold … and wondering, “Now what?”
Through reflections on the first five years of coeducation by members of the Notre Dame family, Objects in the Rearview Mirror answers that question.
This social history explores the experiences that drove these women’s collegiate lives: a challenging atmosphere of heavy academics, relationships, drinking, drugs, sex … and football. Woven through the personal stories are relevant facts and figures, insights from men affected by the university’s coeducation decision, and interviews with key administrators.
With more than 150 contributors, Objects in the Rearview Mirror documents this transformative path at Notre Dame and the roads traveled over the past half-century: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times […] we had everything before us.”
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We will contact you closer to publication for payment and delivery options. Preordered books can be picked up at the Notre Dame class events in September 2022 or delivered via mail.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Debi Dell. We appreciate your interest in and support of this important and collaborative social history!
— Debi Dell and Monte Ceceri Publishers