Artifact


Tooanoowe Box

Era
East Texas State Teachers College
Acquisition
Gift
Creator
Tooanoowe Social Club
Dimensions
1.5 x 2.75 x 2.75 inches
Decade
1920s

Glass jewelry box used by Tooanoowe members to store membership pins. The State Teachers College Board of Regents did not allow nationally recognized fraternities or sororities on campus until 1959. Due to this ban, numerous social clubs were active on campus beginning in the Mayo years until the ban was lifted. Tooanoowe, organized in 1927, was one of many social clubs for female students. Tooanoowe affiliated with Gamma Phi Beta, a national sorority, in 1962.

Box