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USC Dames papers
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Description
The University of Southern California Dames is a chapter of The National Association of University Dames. The USC chapter was formed for the wives of graduate students in 1934 with the help of Dr. Mary Sinclair Crawford, then the Dean of Women. Included in this small collection is a copy of the USC chapter's Constitution and By-Laws, information about the history of the Dames, and an official Executive Board gavel inscribed 1961-'62.
Background
The University of Southern California Dames is a chapter of The National Association of University Dames. The first Dames were the wives of Harvard University in 1896. It was a Harvard Dame, Mrs. C.B. Davenport, who carried the idea to the University of Chicago and in 1921 the National Association of University Dames was officially founded with the University of Chicago serving as the Mother Chapter. The USC chapter was formed for the wives of graduate students in 1934 with the help of Dr. Mary Sinclair Crawford, then the Dean of Women.
Extent
0.42 Linear Feet 1 box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.