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Student Organizations. Tassels and Mortar Board Records

Finding Aid & Inventory

Tassels was a women's leadership honor fraternity at Wake Forest, established in 1947, which became a chapter of national organization Mortar Board in 1968. This collection contains a record book, with notations dated 1947-1962.

Biographical and Historical Note

Tassels was a women's leadership honor fraternity at Wake Forest, established in 1947 as a sister sorority to Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK). Establishing students include Vivian Kerbaugh (1948), Dorothy "Doti" Haworth (1948), Virginia Norment (1947), Mary Francis "Fran" Harrell (1947), Kay Williams (1948), Wilhelmina Rish (1947), Elizabeth "Lib" Hutchins (1947), ODK brother Joseph "Dewey" Hobbs (1947), and Dean of Women Lois Johnson. Tassels became a chapter of the national organization Mortar Board during the 1968-1969 academic year. Mortar Board is a national college senior honor society whose members are selected for excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service and as of 2019, a WFU chapter still exists.

Collection Overview

This collection containts Tassels's meeting minutes from their preliminary organization, April 22, 1947 to October 9, 1962. Item 1 was transferred from Dean of Women's Office on August 20, 1984.

Collection Inventory

  • Record book (1947-1962) box 1 folder 1

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
Student Organizations. Tassels and Mortar Board Records
ID
RG8.9
Date [inclusive]
1947-1962
Extent
0.21 Linear Feet  1 half-document box

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Revision Description
 Revised by Stephanie Bennett, Immanuel Eggers 2017, 2019, 2020
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for use. 
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Preferred Citation
Student Organizations. Tassels and Mortar Board Records (RG8.9), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

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