1934 - Columbia Men Form A Knitting Society

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New York Times; Nov. 15, 1934, pg. 4:

"Knitting, hitherto an exclusive occupation for women, is being taken up by men, it was learned yesterday. A group of freshmen and sophomores in Columbia College, convinced that they are giving the campus something to talk about, have obtained permission from Dean Herbert Hawkes to form the Knita-nata-nu Society.

Dean Hawke's statement on the matter, which was made public yesterday, reads: 'I think that all students who want to should be allowed to know. This is part of the liberty for which Columbia stands.'

The dean declared, however, that 'knitting isn't quite up my alley.'"