“February 7, 1912 — On the invitation of Catharine Wetherill Beekley, seventy women met at the College Club, 1300 Spruce St., to form an Association of Alumnae of the University of Pennsylvania.”
The objectives of the Association of Alumnae’s founders were to serve to the University, to promote fellowship among alumnae, and to improve educational and social opportunities for women at the University. Its first officers were Pauline Wolcott Spencer (A.B., 1908; A.M. in Latin, Sociology, and Psychology, 1910; and Ph.D. in Sociology, 1915), Sarah Pleis Miller (B.S. in Biology, 1899 and Ph.D. in Chemistry, 1904), Jennie Ritner Beale (A.M. in English Literature and Ethics, 1910), Zeta Berenice Cundey (B.S., 1908 and A.M. in English Literature, 1913), Eleanor Fulton Karsner (B.S. in Biology, 1905 and A.M. in Sociology, 1914), and Mrs. Elizabeth N. Woolman Pennock (Certificate of Proficiency in Chemistry, 1893).
This album, created to celebrate the Association of Alumnae’s fiftieth anniversary in 1962, documents its first fifty years through photographs, anecdotes, and news articles. We are pleased to make this online exhibit available on the occasion of the Association’s 100th anniversary.