An exhibit displaying materials from the archives about the first women who attended Providence College.


The Phillips Memorial Library exhibits program highlights the rare and unique materials of the Providence College Archives and Special Collections. We also partner with campus community partners to curate and create exhibits in the library and across campus.  

Giving it Back: The Poetry, Vision, and Works of Jane Lunin Perel (1946-2024)

Jane Lunin Perel arrived at Providence College in the fall of 1971, the same year that the school opened its undergraduate programs to women students. As a member of the English department, Lunin Perel was one of the first women faculty and first Jewish faculty at Providence College. She also served as the inaugural director of the women’s studies program, now the department of women’s and gender studies. This exhibit highlights Jane Lunin Perel’s dedication to the craft of poetry, her students, and to Providence College. 

Library, main floor

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