Minutes of the A.A.U.W., December 1925 Document 7: Minutes of the Southern New York Branch of the American Association of Unviersity Women, December 1925, Papers of the American Association of University Women, Binghamton University Special Collections, Notebook 3.


These minutes report on a meeting that acquainted A.A.U.W. members with the ongoing activities of women currently in college. They exemplify the contact members maintained with younger college women.

[Minutes of the A. A. U. W., December 1925]

The first trial of the College girls and College Club get-to-gether proved a great success when the club met at the home of Mrs. Ray Pratt, Monday Dec. 21. About 80 members were present and a splendid representation of the College girls.

The meeting was called to order by the President, Mrs. Robertson, who gave a welcoming address to the College girls urging them to become non-paying members of our club now and then they would just naturally belong when they finished College and help us have a little College pep and enthusiasm.

An announcement was made of the Musical Tea to be given Feb. 13 at the Arlington Hotel to introduce Mr. Martin's pupils. This year every club member must sell at least 5 tickets and the members are urged to watch the papers for Committee appointments.

The meeting was then put in charge of the College girls and we were all delighted to hear about the different Colleges from the girls themselves.

Alice Mills told us about Syracuse University and a freshman’s impressions of College before and after their first few months as a Frosh.

Phoebe English spoke on Wells College giving special emphasis to their new honor system modeled after the Oxford plan, and to the building of another Wells College to accommodate the girls who want to enter Wells and yet have Wells remain a small college.

Betty Sprout told us about Smith and the thrills of a Smith Frosh when she is bid to a club or athletic team.

Miss Adelaide Twinning of Syracuse sang.

Phoebe Seward spoke of her Wellesley and their recent difficulties and decisions on Smoking.

Jean Russell told us all about Wooster and assured us that College was just the same as in the old days, even to slumber parties and cheese dreams.

Emily Crocker gave a splendid extemporaneous speech to corroberate everything Jean said and a few personal views on Wooster.

Mrs. Kirby of Oberlin in Ruth Bixby’s place played an improvisation of Chimes and a Christmas Eve Reverie.

Sally Holcomb spoke on Cornell and the attitude of Cornell men toward Co-Eds, the Cornell honor system, and Cornell’s library and the advantage of a large College.

Margaret Sacks told us more about Smith and how they celebrate Christmas.

Miss McKinney then read her poem on Dulcinea Smith that we all liked so much before and which was very fitting at this particular time.

Meeting adjourned.

Helen S. Corell, Sect.