Monthly Archives: August 2018

Before there was “Hello, Hamlet” . . . 1954

the Sarah Lane Literary Society was parodying Macbeth! (I tend to think Macbeth has somewhat more comic potential, particularly in an academic setting.) The program appeared in a package of memorabilia that arrived at the Woodson a week or so … Continue reading

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“Physical Inventory of Movable Equipment,” April 1950

If you thought there were some things that are so trivial even I wouldn’t bother with them, well, you were wrong. My attention was riveted by this yesterday afternoon: I read these pages with great enjoyment as I’ve had quite … Continue reading

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Back to School, 1962

That’s the label on the back of this image: I immediately note two things. First, both students are so neatly dressed. And second, look how wild that asian jasmine has gotten! The picture was taken not all that long after … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Bottoms Up, 1965

Kind of hard to make an identification from this angle:

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“To Heck With It . . . The War Is Over!” 1945

The Thresher, 73 years ago today. I’m putting up the entire issue, which was only four pages for most of the war years. Look carefully as there’s a lot to chew on here:

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“By Order of the Sophomore Class,” 1916

I found this beauty in the ARA Historical Commission collection last summer and it’s been burning a hole in my pocket ever since. This is the earliest iteration of the slime rules yet discovered and it raises quite a few … Continue reading

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“That night they lined us up and made us run the gauntlet,” 1916

These days the incoming freshmen are greeted by cheering upperclassmen who help them unload their baggage. Here, for example, is a shot by Campus Photographer Tommy Lavergne of the kind of welcome they receive: Back in the day things went … Continue reading

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