Susquehanna University:
1940 to 1949

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    • 1943 Freshman Class

    • 1943 Freshman Class

    • Students; World War, 1939-1945; Susquehanna University

    • The freshman class of 1942 was the first class to enroll at Susquehanna University during war-time. Ninety-three freshmen enrolled but mid-way through the academic year many left for military service to their country. In 1946 the University...
    • "Susquehanna"

    • "Susquehanna"

    • Marching; Songs; Army Air Corps; Susquehanna University

    • From March 1, 1943 through May 1, 1944, the 35th Detachment of the Army Air Corps was stationed at Susquehanna University. During its time here, the corps practiced marching on the University playing fields. This image shows songs, including...
    • Accelerated War-Time Program

    • Accelerated War-Time Program

    • Accelerated program; Susquehanna University

    • In January of 1942 presidents and deans of American colleges and universities met on two occasions to discuss the special challenges war posed to higher education. President Smith and Dean Galt attended these meetings and quickly adopted an...
    • Admissions Bulletin

    • Admissions Bulletin

    • Veterans; Students; Susquehanna University

    • The most obvious impact of the Second World War on Susquehanna University was diminished enrollment. The end of the war brought with it the GI Bill. Colleges across the country saw a resurgence in their enrollments. Susquehanna was no exception...
    • Admissions Bulletin

    • Admissions Bulletin

    • Veterans; Assistance; Students; Susquehanna University

    • Susquehanna University did its best to help veterans adjust to life after the war. Under the supervision of Dean Galt, a program was instituted to provide guidance and assistance to returning veterans. Special services offered included vocational...
    • Air Raid Drill Instructions

    • Air Raid Drill Instructions

    • Air raid drills; Safety; World War, 1939-1945; Susquehanna University

    • Susquehanna University was not isolated from the concerns of World War II. In 1943, the University implemented procedures to be followed in the event of an air raid. Here we see the instructions for a daylight air raid drill that were distributed...
    • Alumni Letter

    • Alumni Letter

    • Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945; 30 Gallant Men; Susquehanna University; Hugus, Howard

    • A letter from one of "30 Gallant Men" portrays his thoughts, feelings, and experiences of being away at war. It is from Howard Hugus, who is writing from Nausis, Germany, in 1945.
    • Alumni Letter

    • Alumni Letter

    • Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945; 30 Gallant Men; Susquehanna University

    • Another letter from one of the "30 Gallant Men" describes his thoughts, feelings, and experiences of being away at war and how things will be back home after the war. This one is addressed to Ruth, written by Al while he was in Luzon in the...
    • Amos Alonzo Stagg Sr. & Jr.

    • Amos Alonzo Stagg Sr. & Jr.

    • Coaches (Athletics); Football; Stagg, Amos Alonzo, Sr.; Stagg, Amos Alonzo, Jr.; Stagg family; Susquehanna University

    • Amos Alonzo Stagg Sr. joined his son, head football coach, Stagg Jr. as assistant coach in 1947 and ushered in a post- World War II athletic revival effort at Susquehanna. The father and son duo helped the University football team achieve a...
    • Army Air Corps

    • Army Air Corps

    • Soldiers; Army Air Corps; World War, 1939-1945; Susquehanna University

    • The Federal Government contracted with Susquehanna University to house, feed, and educate men of the 35th Detachment of the Army Air Corps from March of 1943 to May of 1944. This photo shows staff officers of the Corps posing in front of Steele...
    • Army Aviation Students

    • Army Aviation Students

    • Soldiers; Students; Susquehanna University

    • Susquehanna University was chosen by the War Department as one of the colleges to provide the Army Air Forces training program. The University hosted the 35th College Training Detachment from March 1943 through the spring of 1944. This 1945...
    • Biemic Society

    • Biemic Society

    • Students; Clubs; Biemic Society; Organizations; Susquehanna University

    • Among the extra-curricular activities available to students was the Biemic Society. The Biemic Society was open to all students interested in the sciences and mathematics. This 1947 Lanthorn photo shows the Biemic Society membership. Note the...
    • Business School

    • Business School

    • Students; Classrooms; Business School; Business Education; World War, 1939-1945; Susquehanna University

    • The Business School underwent a few transformations at Susquehanna. In 1903, the Commercial Education Department became the School of Business which in turn became the School of Business Administration in 1924. These photos show students studying...
    • Business Society

    • Business Society

    • Clubs; Organizations; Business Society; Susquehanna University

    • The Business Society was organized in 1925. Students with business administration or commercial education majors were eligible for membership. It held monthly meetings and sponsored lectures on subjects concerning business.
    • Business Society

    • Business Society

    • Students; Business Society; Clubs; Organizations; Susquehanna University

    • Various university organizations pitched in to help the war effort. The members of the Business Society conducted a War Bond drive, contributed to war relief in Europe and collected items to support wounded veterans in America's hospitals.
    • Class of 1945

    • Class of 1945

    • Alumni & alumnae; Graduation ceremonies; Susquehanna University

    • As freshmen, the Class of 1945 entered Susquehanna with eighty-seven members. Many students were called to military service and the class graduated with just twenty-one students. Here we see a list of the members of Susquehanna University's...

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