Campus Map, 1949 plus the 1958 Class Elections

This is an interesting little map. It came from a 1949 student handbook and it shows several things I wasn’t familiar with, including the infirmary, the numbered stadium gates, and which walkways were paved:


The red handwriting delineate where election signs were allowed. I don’t think this is a thing anymore, or at least I can’t recall seeing campaign signs stuck in the ground, but it was a very big deal back in the day. Here are some pictures from the 1958 election, the first following the advent of the college system, from the collection donated by David Davidson ’58. The transition from class elections to college elections hadn’t really been made yet and would prove to be a bit bumpy but this gives you a good look at how prolific the sign makers were. It’s interesting to note that in 1958 the main site was near Fondren, presumable the center of the most foot traffic:

Bonus: Before Fondren was built all the foot traffic was in and around the sallyport. This is from the 1946 election.

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4 Responses to Campus Map, 1949 plus the 1958 Class Elections

  1. Galloway Hudson - Wiess '60 says:

    The 1949 map just missed showing Wiess (North) Hall, which I think was dedicated in 1950. A parking lot is shown where it was built, across from West Hall. The infirmary was still in the same location in West Hall when I matriculated in 1956. Ah, the good old days.

  2. The campus health service offices were in that same end of the Hanszen first floor when I lived on campus in the late 1970’s.

  3. Joe Graves says:

    Campaign signs along the paths were still a thing at least through the late 1960s.

  4. grungy1973 says:

    While searching for FE&P’s interactive timeline I found this, and decided to work on one of the images. Here’s a link to that image…

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