File UA-60, SF Box 112 , Folder 1 - Minute books of the Dalhousie Co-vettes

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Minute books of the Dalhousie Co-vettes

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UA-60, SF Box 112 , Folder 1

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6 notebooks (5 cm)

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The Dalhousie Co-vettes was a society formed by physician and anatomy professor Roberta Nichols in May 1946 to bring together the wives of student veterans, many of whom lived far from campus, housed in Nissen huts in the north end of Halifax. The group's first general meeting was held on May 29, 1946 in the engineering students' common room, with 29 women in attendance. In addition to social events such as teas, dances, lectures, concerts and theatre outings, the Co-vettes raised funds for charities and sometimes worked in tandem with the Dalhousie Alumnae Society. The society elected officers including a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer, as well as members responsible for entertainment, refreshment, publicity and dramatics. It is unknown when or whether the Co-vettes officially disbanded; membership dwindled during the fifties, but in the late 1990s there were five women still meeting on a regular basis.

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File contains five notebooks containing meeting minutes and financial records of the Dalhousie Co-vettes. A sixth is labeled "Refreshment Book" and doubled as an address book, containing members' contact information as well a spreadsheet indicating the names of those who provided sweets, sandwiches, squares, cookies etc. each month in 1957 and 1958.

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