Louise Mott Miles and Progressive Women's History

Women in Higher Education


Louise was a strong believer in education. Not only did she obtain a degree when higher education was finally becoming the norm for women, but she went on to spend decades using that knowledge to teach her skills to younger generations.

The prominence of normal schools, sometimes called teachers' colleges, helped to bring women into universities across the country. During the 1920s, attitudes also shifted and women began to discuss the idea of a marriage and  a career, rather than one or the other. While this did not play out for many, Louise lived this reality.


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