34 Vintage Photos of Clubs at North Carolina Women’s Colleges in the Early 20th Century

Not all clubs at women’s colleges in North Carolina were highly formal organizations. Many were formed to connect students with similar interests, to connect students from the same state, or purely in pursuit of fun.

How would you like to have been a member of the Bandanna Gang at Salem College in 1907? Or the Blue Ridge Boomers at Baptist Female Seminary (now Meredith College) in 1904?

Take a look at these photos of clubs at North Carolina women’s colleges in the early 20th century from North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, and make your choice.

Dramatic Club, Baptist Female University, 1904
Blue Ridge Boomers, Baptist Female University, 1904
Chafing Dish Club, Baptist Female University, 1904
Long Bones Club, Baptist Female University, 1904
Mozart Club, Baptist Female University, 1904
Red Headed Brigade, Baptist Female University, 1904
Sigma Phi Sigma, Baptist Female University, 1904
The Sand Fiddlers, Baptist Female University, 1904
The Round Dozen, Littleton College, 1906
Florida Club, Salem College, 1907
Georgia Crackers, Salem College, 1907
Maryland Club, Salem College, 1907
Midnight Slippers, Salem College, 1907
Modern Priscillas, Salem College, 1907
The Bandanna Gang, Salem College, 1907
The Tormentors, Salem College, 1907
Virginia Club, Salem College, 1907
Adams Dramatic Club, Chowan College, 1911
Comic Supplement, Peace Institute, 1911
Midnight Dream Disturbers’ Club, Chowan College, 1911
Rollicking Room Mates, Peace Institute, 1911
The D.D.C.’s, Chowan College, 1911
The German Club, Peace Institute, 1911
The Grinders, Chowan College, 1911
The Sewing Club, Peace Institute, 1911
Virginia Club, Peace Institute, 1911
Senior Basketball Team, Peace Institute, 1912
East Carolina Teachers College, 1923
The Committee, East Carolina Teachers College, 1923
Wake County Club, East Carolina Teachers College, 1923
Z.Z.Z. Club, East Carolina Teachers College, 1923
Rapunzel Club, Weaver College, 1926
Blonde Club, Chowan College, 1928
Downtown Club, Chowan College, 1928

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