Women's college in Columbia, Missouri
|Type||Private women's college|
|Campus||Urban, 86-acre (35 ha)|
|Colors||Maroon and Gold|
Stephens College is a private women's college in Columbia, Missouri. It is the second-oldest female educational establishment that is still a women's college in the United States. It was founded on August 24, 1833, as the Columbia Female Academy. In 1856, David H. Hickman helped secure the college's charter under the name The Columbia Female Baptist Academy. In the late 19th century it was renamed Stephens Female College after James L. Stephens endowed the college with $20,000. From 1937-1943 its Drama Department became renowned under its chairman and teacher, the actress Maude Adams, James M. Barrie's first Peter Pan. The Warehouse Theater is the major performance venue for the college. The campus includes a National Historic District: Stephens College South Campus Historic District.
- "Stephens president says women's college going strong". Columbia Daily Tribune. March 11, 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
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