Pacific University first female graduate Harriet Hoover Killin

Title

Pacific University first female graduate Harriet Hoover Killin

Description

Harriet Hoover Killin was the first woman to graduate from Pacific University in 1869. The photo in this exhibit is one that was taken in 1937 when she was 88. It is believed that she is some how related to Herbert Hoover, because they both have family ties in Oregon.
Something important to note, is during graduation, classes were so small, every person was expected to give a speech. She was not allowed because she was a woman. Harriet Hoover Killin brought in a new wave to Pacific, and started the trend for all the rest of the woman after her.

Identifier

WCMpic_000791

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Washington County Museum

License

Courtesy of Washington County Museum. Please contact the museum regarding permission to reuse this image.