I found a box full of old recruitment brochures the other day and I was fascinated with two things: they gradually become much more elaborate and they give us an official description of student life. (To be taken with a grain of salt, naturally, but still valuable information.)
First up, 1956. It’s just a small, thin three-fold pamphlet but it’s from the last year before the advent of the College System, giving us a glimpse of the campus social world in the olden days:
Next, we jump forward to 1971 and a much thicker and more professional looking book:
It seems like a different world. This is, I think, only partly because of the switch to the College System. Part of it was clearly the era. But just as important, if not more so, was the beginning of tuition charges in 1965, which I have come to regard as of momentous consequence. Paying customers expect different things.