Dames Club

The Dames Club was an organization for the wives of students—graduate or undergraduate. The University of Chicago formed the Dames Club in 1900. The steady growth of such organizations throughout the nation resulted in the University of Chicago’s taking the lead in forming the National Association of University Dames, which was organized February 26, 1921. The National Association ratified the University of Tennessee chapter on April 10, 1946. In 1957 the club produced a cookbook of recipes contributed by its members. The Dames Club presented its members the “PHT” (Pushing Husbands Through) degree upon their graduation.

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  • Title Dames Club
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  • Keywords Dames Club
  • Website Name Volopedia
  • Publisher University of Tennessee Libraries
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  • Access Date October 25, 2021
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  • Date of Last Update October 6, 2018