Banner exhibit: “A Tribute to the Legacy of Elga Wasserman”


Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 9:00am to Sunday, September 1, 2024 - 5:00pm
Bass Library
110 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
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Elga Ruth Wasserman, JD ’76, was a passionate advocate for the first classes of women enrolled in Yale College in the 1960’s and ’70s. American Studies major Molly Smith ’25 has created a banner exhibit about Wasserman’s life and influence and her many achievements on behalf of women’s equity in access to education.

Appropriately, a portrait of Elga Wasserman also hangs in Bass Library—the undergraduate center on campus—to acknowledge her important work on behalf of the students of Yale College. The oil painting is by New York artist Brenda Zlamany, who also painted the portrait of the first seven women to earn PhDs at Yale, which hangs in the nave of Sterling Memorial Library.

Curated by Molly Smith ’25