In 1889, Barnard College opened with 14 women, who each paid one hundred and fifty dollars for classes in Greek, Latin and Math. For over 125 years, the school has created a place where women can receive the same undergraduate educational opportunities as men. Inspired by the rich history of its accomplished alumnae, dating back to its founder Annie Nathan Meyer, the school’s programs are dedicated to training women to be leaders. The school prides itself on creating a positive environment for women to excel. The list of accomplished Barnard College alumnae includes dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp, anthropologist Margaret Mead, writer Zora Neale Hurston, entertainer Joan Rivers, musician Laurie Anderson, author Erica Jong and businesswoman Martha Stewart among many others. The history of the school and the stories of its continued relevance are revealed in Treasures of New York: Barnard College.