Winthrop College’s Cryptology Program

In the fall of 1942,a class in cryptology, which is the study of codes and how to write and solve them, was proposed to the curriculum committee. This would be a class for seniors and those graduating before their senior year. The class began in the spring of 1943 with 34 enrollees and was taught by Dr. Ruth Stokes. It would continue to be taught until the spring of 1945.

From Winthrop to Washington consists of short biographies of the women who have been identified and interviews with those women who are still alive. A Cryptologist's Life is a gallery of pictures from the Library of Congress and other sources that shows daily life as a Cryptographer.

By Susanna Lee


Browse the Cryptology at Winthrop College Collections:

A Cryptologist's Life

From Winthrop to Washington