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                           SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE WOMEN
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                            MISS ELIZABETH AVERY COLTON, PRESIDENT
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                            MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N.C.
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MISS MARY LEAL HARKNESS, SECRETARY                        MRS. PRENTISS B. REED, TREASURER
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  SOPHIE NEWCOMB COLLEGE, NEW ORLEANS, LA                  1419 WHITAKER STREET, BIRMINGHAM. ALA.
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MISS CARRIE MAE PROBOST, 1st VICE-PRESIDENT            MISS ELEANOR ELMIRA REAMES, ASSISTANT TO SEC.
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          GOUCHER COLLEGE, BALTIMTORE, MD.                                  SOPHIE NEWCOMB COLLEGE, NEW ORLEANS, LA
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MISS RHODA KAUFMAN, 2nd VICE-PRESIDENT                    MRS. JOHN UDDEN, ASSISTANT TO TREASURER
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          301 WASHINGTON STREET, ATLANTA, GA                        208 S. PEARL STREET, BIRMINGHAM, ALA.
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                                                      MISS EMILY HELEN DUTTON, aUDITOR
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                                                        TENNESSEE COLLEGE, MURFREESBORO, TENN.
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                                                  February 6, 1916.
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Hon,. Kenneth M. Gilpin
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State Capital, Richmond, Va.
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My dear Sir: - -
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            The Southern Association of College Women
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at its annual meeting in Atlanta last April passed a resolu-
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tion expressing its approval of the movement to establish
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a co-ordinated college for women in connection with the
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University of Virginia.  Our Association feels strongly
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that such action on the part of the Legislature of Virginia
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will benefit not only the women of Virginia but the men
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and women in every southern state.
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    In the first place the establishment of a
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woman's college co-ordinate with your State University
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would do much toward creating a general sentiment in favor
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of the democratic educational ideal that women as human
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beings have 'an absolute and unconditioned right to develop
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the mental stature they are capable of' and that it is the
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duty of each state to provide for its women educational
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opportunities equal to those it provides for its men.
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      The action would, also, eventually lead to
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the general recognition of the fact that the competent ad-
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ministration of the home - woman's chief vocation - demands
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intellectual as well as practical training and that the
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spiritual as well as the physical advancement of the race
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depends largely on an educated womanhood. Will you not,
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therefore, use your influence for the passage of the bill
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to establish in Virginia a college for women co-ordinate
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with you State University for men?
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                    Yours very sincerely,
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                                Elizabeth A. Colton

Revision as of 13:42, 29 June 2019

                          SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE WOMEN
                           MISS ELIZABETH AVERY COLTON, PRESIDENT
                           MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N.C.

MISS MARY LEAL HARKNESS, SECRETARY MRS. PRENTISS B. REED, TREASURER

  SOPHIE NEWCOMB COLLEGE, NEW ORLEANS, LA                  1419 WHITAKER STREET, BIRMINGHAM. ALA.

MISS CARRIE MAE PROBOST, 1st VICE-PRESIDENT MISS ELEANOR ELMIRA REAMES, ASSISTANT TO SEC.

         GOUCHER COLLEGE, BALTIMTORE, MD.                                   SOPHIE NEWCOMB COLLEGE, NEW ORLEANS, LA

MISS RHODA KAUFMAN, 2nd VICE-PRESIDENT MRS. JOHN UDDEN, ASSISTANT TO TREASURER

         301 WASHINGTON STREET, ATLANTA, GA                        208 S. PEARL STREET, BIRMINGHAM, ALA.
                                                      MISS EMILY HELEN DUTTON, aUDITOR
                                                        TENNESSEE COLLEGE, MURFREESBORO, TENN.
                                              
                                                 February 6, 1916.

Hon,. Kenneth M. Gilpin State Capital, Richmond, Va.

My dear Sir: - -

            The Southern Association of College Women

at its annual meeting in Atlanta last April passed a resolu- tion expressing its approval of the movement to establish a co-ordinated college for women in connection with the University of Virginia. Our Association feels strongly that such action on the part of the Legislature of Virginia will benefit not only the women of Virginia but the men and women in every southern state.

   In the first place the establishment of a

woman's college co-ordinate with your State University would do much toward creating a general sentiment in favor of the democratic educational ideal that women as human beings have 'an absolute and unconditioned right to develop the mental stature they are capable of' and that it is the duty of each state to provide for its women educational opportunities equal to those it provides for its men.

     The action would, also, eventually lead to

the general recognition of the fact that the competent ad- ministration of the home - woman's chief vocation - demands intellectual as well as practical training and that the spiritual as well as the physical advancement of the race depends largely on an educated womanhood. Will you not, therefore, use your influence for the passage of the bill to establish in Virginia a college for women co-ordinate with you State University for men?

                    Yours very sincerely,
                               Elizabeth A. Colton