In 1904, seven women, Mattie Sims Brooks, Kate Hayes Kesler, Laura H. Pool, Mary Augusta Newman, Jessie Brown Johnson, Viola Frizzell Hargrove, and Elizabeth Newman Eby, founded the Baylor Round Table. They wanted their organization to support the academic pursuits of female faculty members, faculty wives, and female staff members. Each month the group’s meeting featured a different topic, such as an author or historical event. Although the purpose and vision of the organization has shifted over the years, Baylor Round Table remains a thriving, robust group of Baylor women who host events such as the Membership Tea, Christmas Concert, and Style Show Luncheon. Members also raise scholarship money for current Baylor students.
More information about the Baylor Round Table can be found in BU Records: Baylor Round Table at The Texas Collection.