January 2016

Smith College Applicants' Tea

Date of Event: 
Jan 10 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Applicants' TeaCome meet other students interested in Smith College and ask current Smithies and alums any questions you may have about campus life, academics, and extra-curricular activities. Bring a parent or loved one and enjoy tea and treats in a casual atmosphere.

Questions? Contact any of the AACs by submitting the contact form and using Admissions as the category of your message.

The Germ of a Great Idea

The year was 1915. Attendance at regular Minneapolis-St. Paul Smith Club meetings had plummetted [sic] from nearly fifty to a mere nine, but the nine who met that day in May at the home of Mrs. Eben Atwood were an intrepid and determined bunch.

The 1930's -- The Beginning

In 1929, the club moved to "the country" for its fall meeting, a "Frolic in October" at the home of the club president, Mrs. Earl Partridge. The next year, an afternoon style show from Bjorkman's was added, and in 1931 (not 1933!), the "raising of the year's funds and the introduction of the undergraduates to the Smith Club were combined in an all day party at the home of the president, Mrs. Charles M. Case, at Maplewoods." Chaired by Mrs.

The 1940's -- The War Years

World War II affected all aspects of everyone's life, including attitudes towards Smith Day. Many Minneapolis Smith women were active in the war effort. Mrs. F. Peavey Hefflefinger was in charge of the women's activities of the Minneapolis Civilian Defense Council. Alumnae participated in the Victory Aid Program and in the Red Cross Service Committee. A Smith College Red Cross group made jackets from remnants of leather.

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