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Dale Hill papers

 Collection — Box: ViU2021.0129_1
Identifier: MSS 16583

Content Description

This collection contains recordings, notes, forms, consent waivers, and photographs relating to the start of co-education at the University of Virginia. The bulk of the collection are audiovisual files maintained on audio cassettes, DVDs, CDs, and a flash drive, documenting three different events related to co-education. The first is a garden party for the first graduated class of women held in 2004 for their 30th reunion. Women were encouraged to come to a microphone to share their experiences. The second event is unedited full footage of the 2-day panel discussion hosted by the UVA Alumni Association in March 2011. Panelists were all current or former UVA administrators with ties to coeducation decisions. The files of the last event document a presentation at Rosemont Manor in March 2012 hosted by Dale Hill; panel consisted of members of the Class of ’74 (men and women) and contains individual interviews and footage from the event. In addition to the audiovisual materials, there are articles, consent forms, and research material on coeducation as well as photographs from the time.


  • c. 1970s - 2010s

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Original digital media (floppy disks, zip disks, thumb drives, born digital files, etc.) and other media formats such as LPs, audiotapes, videotapes, films, CDs, and DVDs cannot be handled directly by patrons. Appointments must be made in advance to request these items held by Special Collections. In most cases, materials must be reformatted before they can be accessed, sometimes at the researcher’s expense. Please use our online reference request for ( to request access to these materials or to ask for further information or to schedule access to audio-visual materials.

Biographical / Historical

Dale Miller Hill was part of the first class of women to attend the University of Virginia. She helped organize the events at Rosemont Manor and conducted severalinterviews with men and women from the coeducation class. Hill is currently a Senior Independent Consultant, Trustee, and Advisor to nonprofit organizations.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 letter-sized document box )

95.7 Gigabytes (18 optical disks and 1 thumb drive. )

2 Cassettes (2 audio cassettes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was a gift from Dale Hill to the Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia on July 14, 2021.
Guide to the Dale Hill papers
Rose Oliveira, Accessioning Archivist
30 September 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States