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Chatter Club/Friendship Internationale Scrapbook, 1964-1977

Historical Note

Established in 1964, the Chatter Club (later known as Friendship Internationale) sought to promote interaction and exchange between unmarried foreign female students and the wives of international students and staff. Consisting of several informal interest groups (cooking, sewing, English language practice, child care, etc.), the club's main activity was the organization of events and programs. General membership meetings were held once a month. Although not an official organization of the university, the club received strong encouragement and secretarial assistance from the Office of International Education. In 1979, Friendship Internationale and another group, Crossroads, merged to form Crossroads International.


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