Pembroke Center

Christine Dunlap Farnham Archive

A research collection documenting the history of cis and trans women and non-binary people at Brown University and in Rhode Island, spanning from the 19th century to the present.

Founded in 1986, the Christine Dunlap Farnham Archive documents the history of cis and trans women and non-binary people at Brown University and in the state of Rhode Island. A research collection housed at Brown University's John Hay Library, the Farnham Archive is open to the public for research. 

Named in honor of Pembroke College alumna Christine Dunlap Farnham ’48, a leader in volunteer support for the Pembroke Center, the archive began with the Pembroke Center Oral History Project and has grown to include a wide variety of archival materials. Notable collections are the records of Pembroke College, files on student organizations and activities, campus publications, student scrapbooks, alumnae papers, photographs, audiovisual material, and memorabilia. Collections relating to Rhode Islanders include records from the Rhode Island Society for the Collegiate Education of Women, Women for a Non-Nuclear Future, COYOTE-RI, and The Womxn Project.

Researchers can access collections of the Christine Dunlap Farnham Archive by visiting the John Hay Library, using the publication Research Guide to the Christine Dunlap Farnham Archiveresearching the collection online through the Christine Dunlap Farnham LibGuide, and/or browsing the Brown University Library catalog using the search term, “Women.”

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