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Turner Women's Eating House. Records, 2001-

Identifier: RG12-116

Scope and Contents

Two folders contain correspondence from 2003 and 2005-2006 concerning meetings, events, parties, menus, minutes, and other announcements. There is a also a folder that contains the Turner House By-laws as they were in 2005. The Printed Materials folder also contains fliers for parties, a 2005 Turner House member directory, and an invitation to the house formal on April 1, 2005. There are also composite pictures of the Turner House members, Prince Charmings, and the cook in oversize. In addition there are candid photographs in the Photograph collection under RG 6/14.116 and T-shirts in the Artifact collection. The correspondence often includes minutes.


  • Creation: 2001


Biographical / Historical

The Turner Women's Eating House was founded in 1998 and opened in the Fall of 1998 in order to accomodate the demand for another eating house and the crowding occuring in the other three female eating houses. It is named after Catherine Turner, class of 1993, for her role as a service coordinator while at Davidson. Originally slated to take over the old PAX house, a new house was constructed when PAX was needed to accomodate the large freshemen class. Members that signed up during the proposal for Turner in the Spring of 1998 totaled 78. The first president was Mary Shell Brosche, and the mascot is a frog. In the 2003-2004 academic year, the self-selection process was changed so that Turner received 32.8% of the new girls applying for entrance into women's eating houses, which successfully combated the problem of dwindling membership.


1.00 boxes_oversize (1 box + oversize)



Physical Location



Mapstand C-17

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2012-85, 2012-079, 2013-30

Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the College Archives Repository