Extralaboratory Life: Gender Politics and Experimental Biology at Radcliffe College, 1894–1910

  title={Extralaboratory Life: Gender Politics and Experimental Biology at Radcliffe College, 1894–1910},
  author={Jenna Tonn},
  journal={Gender \& History},
  • Jenna Tonn
  • Published 1 August 2017
  • Education
  • Gender & History
To reach the Radcliffe Zoological Laboratory, Lucy Sprague trekked from Radcliffe’s Fay House across Cambridge to Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology where she climbed the stairs to a small, women’s only room on the fifth floor. She recorded her awareness of circumventing all-male spaces on Harvard’s campus whenever she ‘started off for college’ or ‘screwed up my courage to go to the laboratory’ in her diary from March of 1900 (Figure 1).2 The Dean of Radcliffe had even paid her a personal… 

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