The student handbook of 1898, published by the Young Men's Christian Association, contains the first mention of women, specifically of the Young Women's Christian Assocation. Included in the welcoming address, the Young Women's Christian Association is aknowledged as a contributing organization to the student handbook. Pages 16-17 of the student handbook provide a brief overview of the organization as well as its mission. According to the handbook, the goal of the Young Women's Christian Assocation was to ensure "that no young woman shall graduate without knowledge of Jesus Christ as her saviour." There is no other mention of the Young Women's Christian Association or of women in general included in the rest of the 42 page handbook.
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Student Handbook 1898