Inclusive Histories of Davidson College is a project originally initiated to interrogate how women have been left out of the historical master narrative of Davidson College.
The intent of this archival project has since expanded. This project is a collection of hidden histories, of stories that are not typically understood as integral to the history of Davidson College despite their incredible importance. We aim to question the foundational assumption presented in Davidson College’s official histories: that this institution was built by and for white men alone. You can read more by clicking “About.”
As you explore the many ways in which marginalized individuals have both foraged and experienced exclusions from the histories of this institution, we invite you to ask yourself: how do these historical master narratives come to be, and who do they serve? Can there be one, singular “history” of a place, or does a single historical narrative require that the experiences of the disempowered be silenced?
There are four ways to navigate this website.
- If you are looking for something specific, use the search tool in the upper right corner to search for key terms.
- Click “Campus Tour” to explore stories based on where they occurred on campus, or to read stories as you walk across campus.
- Click “All Stories” to view all of the stories together and view featured images for each post.
- Use the search tool below to filter posts based on how they are tagged.