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Letter to her mother describing her excitement over being chosen to join T.Z.E., her disappointment that her friend Lee did not get chosen for any Society, and the beginning of the pledging activities. Includes news clippings listing she was chosen for First Crew and T.Z.E. and the acceptance letter from T.Z.E.


10/17/34 [stationary heading] News from Wellesley College WELLESLEY COLLEGE PRESS BOARD Wellesley, Massachusetts Release Dearest Best - The sun is indeed shining brightly - beautifully - and most surprisingly, with, however, one shadow. Lee didn’t make a Society & I did. I can’t understand it, as neither of us made Agora! And T. Z. E. (Tau Zeta Epsilon, supposedly interested in music and art) was 3rd choice. Evidently I knew more people there, but it does seem strange, because I can’t at the moment think of more than 3, but I Suppose there must be. It’s a queer way they make out the preferences, very complicated, and on a percentage basis - but - I was going in to class today, somebody rushes in and pins a rose & a pin on me, and says to me that I’m in T. Z. E. (known as Tizzy.) So there’s just nothing to do about it. I haven’t let Lee see that I really [Page 2] am glad about it, because she did so want to make one - and it really is something queer - I know that Agora was for her, but something, somewhere went queerly off. Of course she can come over to the house just as much - but it’s not half as much fun as if she had made it too. We’re having a pledge dinner tonight at the Inn - and I’m afraid it is a little exciting. Excuse if I bubble over to you? My rose is a yellow one, & very lovely. Enclosed are the cards - thought you might enjoy sharing them - but will, you return ‘em for my scrapbook after you’ve digested it? I thought I’d write a little note to Mum Mum - so when you write, enclose them to her or not as you like, just as long as they get back to the fold. I loved your description of uncle. If, as he says, you don’t ever see him again, you certainly won’t forget him! Must fly to Scenery, Crew, & Verse speaking, an hour apiece - so - bye - but had to let you know pronto soon. Loving you more - Ginger


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Athletics and Physical Education; Student Life


Tau Zeta Epsilon; Societies; Initiations (into trades, societies, etc.); Rowing

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 October 17