I spent some time yesterday digging around for a picture of a monkey. A specific monkey, that is. In fact, I was looking for a picture of a specific monkey that I had posted about three years ago so I knew it was in the files somewhere. I did find it eventually but along the way I was charmed by a different set of images from the fall of 1954. They’re actually labeled (not by us but by their source, the Development Department) as 1958, but a cursory look makes plain that it has to be the earlier date—the beanies, worn by freshmen, say 58.
First, we see students walking to classes. This one caught my eye because I wasn’t sure where they were. I think it they must be coming from the vicinity of the Chemistry Building, going towards the side of Fondren:
You can see something in this next one that I’ve never seen before. All the windows are open:
Which way are these guys going? I think towards Lovett:
There are several that were taken in the coffee shop in the basement of the library, with the freshman girls in full Friday regalia:
Honestly, I find the idea of all that food and drink in the library horrifying.
Bonus: Luckily, we have new rules in the library. Don’t even think about eating or drinking in the Woodson Research Center.