Trustees vote to accept women as students, making Middlebury College a coeducational institution. May Belle Chellis, May Anna Bolton, and Louise Hagar Edgerton enroll.
A circa 1886 cabinet card photograph of May Belle Chellis.
Moore, Ludlow, Vermont, via Middlebury College Special Collections
Ruth Hesselgrave, “Middlebury’s First Woman Graduate,” Middlebury College Magazine, page 17, Autumn 1982
David Stameshkin, “Coeducation at Middlebury: The Early Years,” Middlebury College Magazine, pages 10-17, Autumn 1982
Harriet Fox, “A History of Women at Middlebury College: A Chronological Walking Tour of the History of Women at Middlebury College”
Matt Jennings, “A Campus of Their Own: For Nearly 50 years, Middlebury Envisioned a Future Where Men and Women Would Be Kept Apart, Only a Lack of Money Kept It from Happening.”, Middlebury Magazine, Winter 2019
Charlie Goulding, “The Esteemed History of Women at Middlebury College,” Middlebury Campus, 20 March 2002
“First Females on Campus,” A People’s History of Middlebury College, January 2014
“Herstory of Women at Middlebury,” A People’s History of Middlebury College, January 2014
“May Belle Chellis,” Middlebury History Online
Catalogue of Officers and Students of Middlebury College, page 279, 1917
Catalogue of Officers and Students of Middlebury College, pages 282 & 293, 1917