Elly Elliot speech at BCRW 20th anniversary dinner, 1993, page 2
Another Barnard star, who was not initially involved, but who gave so copiously of time and talent to the Center over many years, is Elizabeth J aneway, also here tonight. And one other: a world renowned sociologist and trail blazer for women every- where: our own Mirra Komarovsky, who graduated from Barnard 67 years ago and began teaching feminist theory here in 1934. So Kate, Jane, Iola, Elizabeth and Miira, please stand so we can cheer you. I was asked to tell you about the beginnings. Each of the founders would have her own memories. Here are two or three of mine. Of course it was a time of a new groundswell by women, a time, among other things, to ﬁght academic inequality. Barnard was a place of women, by women, and for women. But in the great universities there were virtually no women faculty. And no special accommodation of women's interests, except on the few single-sex campuses, like Barnard.