Major Antedating of "Seven Sisters"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Aug 24 01:35:19 UTC 2012

Seven Sisters (group of prominent women's colleges) (OED 1962)

1927 _Springfield_ (MA) _Republican_ 13 Jan. 3 (GenealogyBank)  The "Seven Sisters" of the College World ... Last fall the "five college conference," consisting of Wellesley, Byrn [sic] Mawr, Smith, Mount Holyoke and Vassar, met with Barnard and Radcliffe, to discuss plans for presenting more forcefully the importance of the work done by the colleges for women and their need of larger resources for the development of that work.

Fred Shapiro

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