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The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 1, Number 3 (Dec. 1899)

Emery, Annie Crosby
The Association of Collegiate Alumnae,   pp. 96-100

Page 96

96              Wisconsin Alumni Magazine.      [December
treatment, seemed to be getting along very nicely, and- the
Captain expected to come home on, sick leave about the first of
  The interment will be at Eau Claire, where the deceased has
made his home for the last few years, and where he leaves a
wife and several children.
  The Association of Collegiate Alumnae proclaims through
its constitution that its object is "to unite 'alumnae of different
institutions for practical educational work." The necessity of
such co-operation toward such ends was first effectively felt in
I88I by a few college women living in and near Boston. In
November of. that year seventeen women, representing, by
chance, eight colleges and universities (the University of Wis-
consin being represented, according to the records, by "Maria
M. Dean, '8o, and Alma J. Frisby, '78'" ), met in the halls of
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to 'discuss the
forms in which the new vision might be materialized. This
conference resulted in a somewhat larger conference, still rep-
resenting the original eight institutions (Oberlin, Smith, Vassar
and Wellesley colleges, and Boston, Cornell, Michigan and
Wisconsin universities), which met in January, 1882, estab-
lished an association, and elected 'as its first president M~rs.
Jennie Field Bashford, '74, of Wisconsin.
  Seventeen years have given the seed then so well planted
time to blossom. The Association is now an incorporated
body, with a membership of nearly two thousand individuals,
representing twenty-two colleges and universities; with long
and elaborate annual meetings; with a salaried "secretary-
treasurer," who devotes the greater part of hertime tothe work
of her office; with local well-organized branches all over the
country, which amuse and instruct themselves and reform in a
hundred ways their various communities; with a network of
central commiftees which embraces nearly every phase of edu-
cational work; with expanding aims to fit the conditions pro-

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