The Hankey Center for the History of Women’s Education at Wilson College is a research center focused on the history of the education of women. The Hankey Center, named in honor of Capt. Joan Hankey, U.S. Navy, Wilson College class of 1959, 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. We also provide internships for undergraduate and graduate students in women's history and archival studies.

Discover our physical collections by visiting our Finding Aids page. Finding aids are research guides or inventories that describe contents of collections. We are working toward making additional aids available online.

Explore our Digital Exhibits for curated collections of Wilson College stories and histories or explore our Digital Collections for Wilson College images, and histories, as well as digitized contents of collections.