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The Hankey Center for the History of Women’s Education is a scholarly center focused on the history of the education of women. The Hankey Center, named in honor of Capt. Joan Hankey '59, USNavy (retired), and her family, was dedicated on June 7, 2003. The Center houses the C. Elizabeth Boyd ’33 Archives and the Barron Blewett Hunnicutt Classics Gallery. The Hankey Center serves as the central resource on the history of Wilson College through the rich repository of materials and artifacts contained in the C. Elizabeth Boyd ’33 Archives. We provide access to the collections and conduct research on the history of women's education. We provide support for academic programs by making the Center’s staff and resources available to the Wilson community, as well as to scholars, independent researchers and educators in the broader community. Our staff is available to speak to organizations interested in learning more about women's history and archival practices.