The 60s: The Naming of Howard-Harreld Dorm

 
"Howard-Harreld Hall Cornerstone Laying" (1969).  Spelman College Photographs Collection, Buildings and Grounds. 61.

"Howard-Harreld Hall Cornerstone Laying" (1969). Spelman College Photographs Collection, Buildings and Grounds. 61.

The sixties brought a time of explosive growth that yielded several additional clubs to established "sister" clubs. Houston and Dallas joined Prairie View in Texas. Baton Rouge joined the New Orleans Chapter. Gary joined Indianapolis while Northern California (Bay Area-Sacramento) joined the Los Angeles Chapter. Baltimore and Philadelphia represented the states of Maryland and Pennsylvania in the expansions nationally. The alumnae clubs followed the growth of alumnae concentration throughout the United States.

The slogan, "wherever there are four or five alumnae or ex-students, there will be a club," was not just a rallying call, it was a reality. In May 1967, the Alumnae Association celebrated its 75th Anniversary. The crowning achievement for the Alumnae Association was the naming of the Howard-Harreld dormitory in 1969 after the first two presidents of the alumnae association - Clara Howard, HS'87 and Claudia Harreld, C'01.