September 19, 1976 - Elizabeth Baldwin Literay Society and Owen Wister Literary Society Swirling Sombrero Mexican Dinner. This item shows the collaborative activities that began in the 1970s.
early 1980s - Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society Broom Ball
1975-1976 - Group photo of the Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society
August 2, 1989 - Letter from Owen Wister Literary Society Alumnae
1971-1972 - Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society Scrapbook
mid 1970s - Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society Duties of the Secretary
March 3, 1977 - Elizabeth Baldwin and Owen Wister Literary Societies Delta Dawn Invitation
January 25, 1984 - Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society Letter outlining whether to continue fundraisers and/or the club
May 26, 2000 - Owen Wister Literary Society Alumnae 75th Anniversary Celebration Brunch Invitation
The dissolution of the societies.
The only literary societies left, Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society and the Owen Wister Literary Society, continued to be active up until the 1980s. Former members of many of the societies have stayed in contact and planned alumnae functions.
Although the literary societies disappeared as the remaining colleges became co-ed, these campus changes provided new opportunities for women to lead formerly male colleges in more widely respected leadership positions.