1920 - present
University Archives and Records CenterLouisville, Kentucky 40292
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[Identification of item], Woodcock Society Collection, ca. 1920-present, 20SI, University Archives and Records Center, University of Louisville, Louisville.
The files contain documents and correspondence related to the Woodcock Society. Reverend Charles E. Woodcock, as a memorial to his son, first offered the Woodcock medal to U of L students in 1910 with the intention of representing something "that will inspire (youth) to great effort" and that would "be forever a memorial to the high qualities of youth." It was awarded to those students who "attained the highest standing in scholarship and who possessed the qualifications considered by the faculty essential to the recipient of this high honor."
The Society began in 1920 with an aim towards securing a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for the University. The original members consisted of the ten U of L students who had received the Woodcock medal from the years 1910-1920.
From 1920 to the present, this had been an honorary society whose members consist of no more than ten percent of each year's graduating class who have shown constent scholarship (a minimum of a 2.2 grade point average), leadership, and character of high quality. The functions of the group have expanded to include offering medals to non-senior undergraduate maintaining a loan fund for graduate students. The Woodcock Society is the oldest honorary society on the U of L Campus.
Includes a skit given for the 1945 banquets.
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