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East Tennessee State University. Women's Faculty Club


Historical Note

The Women's Faculty Club at East Tennessee Univercity was organized on October 4, 1916 by Mrs. Sidney G. Gilbreath, wife of the first president of ETSC (then known as East Tennessee State Normal School). There were twenty-seven charter members. The purpose of the club as established in 1916 was "to aid in the social life of the students and especially those not living in the dormitories, and to cooperate with the faculty in anyway which seems advisable for the betterment of the Normal School." When the constitution was revised in 1967, the object was "to provide a social outlet for its members and an opportunity for women faculty members to become better acquainted." In the 1950's, the social program was enlarged to include bridge and canasta groups. Also organized were a Book Club and the Earth, Trees, and Seeds Garden Club. The major social events held each year included an autumn brunch, a Christmas dinner, a spring luncheon, a spring tea, and a summer picnic.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Women's Faculty Club of East Tennessee State University

Identifier: UnivRec-0038
Scope and Contents

The Women's Faculty Club records include the constitution and amendments, minutes, yearbooks, membership lists, financial records, publicity, programs, correspondence, invitation list, scrapbooks and programs, plans for socials, and photographs documenting the history and functioning of the organization.

Dates: 1916-1999