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  • Collection: The Good Wife Diploma

'I Can't Say No'- Womanless Wedding, February 10, 1960

This newspaper clipping shows the husbands of several State's Mates members dressed as women for a "womanless wedding" event.

"'Mrs. NCSU' Winner Crowned," November 1968

This article is about the winner of the 1968 Mrs. NCSU pageant, Shirley Trottier; includes information about her participation in the pageant, her husband, and her secretary job at a local hotel.

"All Girl Show," March 16, 1962

This document is a flyer for the State's Mates variety show in March of 1962.

"Betty Marcum Named 'Mrs. NC State,'" January 13, 1968

This article from The Technician discusses the winner of the 1965 Mrs. NC State pageant, Betty Marcum.

"Dances to Victory, States Mates Winner Chosen," January 1966

The article in the school newspaper announced the winner of the Mrs. NC State 1966 title.

"Distribution of Prizes," January 12, 1964

This list of prizes for the 1964 Mrs. NC State beauty pageant shows the extent to which State's Mates was able to get support from local merchants. All participants received at least one prize; high-placing contestants received sets of prizes.

"Domestic Trend on College Campus," December 1, 1955

This article from Statelog discusses the rising number of married students at North Carolina State University and the increasing popularity of State's Mates as a response to this trend.

"Estimated Budget for Program Committee," 1965-1966

The estimated budget for State's Mates for the 1965-1966 year shows the rising importance of the Mrs. NC State pageant, which was held in January of that year.

"Gals to Get Ph.T. Diplomas," ca. 1964

This article announced the ceremony in which the senior members of States Mate's that received their Good Wife Diplomas, also known as the "Putting Hubby Through" (Ph. T) diplomas.

"Mrs. Miller is Contest[...]

Joe Hill's article (probably from The Technician) discusses not only the winner of the 1967 pageant, Paula Miller, but also the pageant itself. Hill criticizes the pageant for its lack of a swim suit competition, but praises its patriotic sentiment.