December 1951.......Holiday festivities at Mills College this season featured a Centennial theme in honor of the historic California college's one hundredth anniversary year. Traditional campus holiday functions recaptured spirit of early day. Mills Phoenix students had important part in ushering in the college's new Century. Here (left to right) Kay Miller, Patricia Ann Korrick and Sally Morse have tea "Victorian style: with Mills Hall Head Resident Mrs. Genevieve McDowelll, also Phoenix. Thsi year's elaborate Centennial holiday tea took place on eve of college's annual winter recess. Mills College Centennial Celebrations began this fall and will continue through '52. (Tradition of Mills dates back to 1852 when it was founded a a Young Ladies' Seminary in Benicia, California. In 1871, school was moved to its present site in Oakland, California, where it was charted as a college in 1885).
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