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Purdue Girls' Club



  • Existence: 1907 - 1925

Historical Information

The Purdue Girls' Club was founded in 1907 by Emma Montgomery McRae as an organization of and for Purdue's women students to "further the Purdue Girl spirit." The club held social events for Purdue women students such as luncheons, picnics, and dances.

In 1920, the Purdue Girls' Club formed the Woman's Council as a separate organization to handle women's self-governance and deal with all matters concerning students not covered by faculty or student council. In 1923, the Woman's Council merged with the Purdue Girls' Club under the latter name, however this was reversed in 1925 and the Purdue Girls' Club became the Woman's Council.


Debris yearbook. (1913). Debris Yearbook collection. Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Purdue University.