The papers of Catherine Dennis include pages from the scrapbook she kept at the College of William and Mary. Dennis was part of the first class of women to attend William and Mary beginning in 1918. Photographs feature Dennis and other students, including Martha Barksdale, around campus. The collection also includes an invitation to the Students' Army Training Corps Ball, a letter from William and Mary President Lyon G. Tyler to Catherine Dennis, and a copy of the September 1974 Alumni Gazette that includes the article "The Petticoat Invasion" about the first class of women.
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Catherine Dennis attended the College of William and Mary from 1918 through 1921. Dennis was part of the first class of women to attend the College. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
Catherine Dennis Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/1672 Accessed February 24, 2020.