Susquehanna University:
1950 to 1959

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    • Football Team

    • Football Team

    • Football; Sports; Stagg, Amos Alonzo, Sr.; Stagg, Amos Alonzo, Jr.; Susquehanna University

    • Led by coaches Amos Alonzo Stagg Jr. and his father Amos Alonzo Stagg Sr., the 1951 Susquehanna University football team used "razzle-dazzle' to earn the University's first undefeated season. This image shows those superb players and their coaches.
    • Homecoming Float

    • Homecoming Float

    • Homecomings; Parades & processions; Floats (Parades); Susquehanna University

    • Homecoming was a special annual event at Susquehanna University. Just before the Homecoming football game, a parade showcasing floats created by the students, including those living in fraternities and sororities, made its way through...
    • Lounge

    • Lounge

    • Gustavus Adolphus Hall; Students; Social Life; Susquehanna University

    • The first floor of Gustavus Adolphus Hall was renovated in 1951, in the midst of several campus building improvements. It took on the role of a student union with a snack bar, bookstore, lounge and student post office. The lounge provided the...
    • Theta Chi

    • Theta Chi

    • Fraternities & sororities; Theta Chi; Dance parties; Susquehanna University

    • In the 1950s, Theta Chi was the largest fraternity on campus. Its motto was " Alma Mater first and Theta Chi for alma mater." The brothers scheduled social events throughout the year. Among the most popular activities sponsored by the fraternity...
    • Student Life

    • Student Life

    • Students; Fraternities & sororities; Alpha Delta Pi; Susquehanna University; Card games; Social life

    • The social life of students at Susquehanna in the 1950s was marked by a sense of community. Students spent much of their free time talking with friends, playing games and dating. Shown here are members of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority enjoying a...
    • Freshmen

    • Freshmen

    • Students; Women; Pine Lawn; Smith, Ruth; Freshman orientation; Susquehanna University

    • This 1956 image shows the female freshman students with President G. Morris Smith's wife at the president's residence, Pine Lawn. The students were welcomed by Mrs. Ruth Smith during orientation week. The women had a longer orientation period in...
    • Freshmen

    • Freshmen

    • Students; Hazing; Susquehanna University

    • Hazing at Susquehanna University began around 1898 and ended in the late 1960s. Coordinated by the Student Council, hazing usually involved embarassing but harmless antics performed by first year students at the direction of the upperclass...
    • Cheerleaders

    • Cheerleaders

    • Cheerleading; Homecomings; Letson, Jinny; Diehle, Judy; Dalby, Peggy; Kohl, Lois; Shuman, D.J.; Turner, Elaine; Susquehanna University

    • Cheerleaders rev up the crowd at a 1958 Homecoming rally. Showing their Susquehanna University spirit, from left, are cheerleaders Jinny Letson, Judy Diehle, Peggy Dalby, Lois Kohl, D.J. Shuman and Elaine Turner.
    • Student Life

    • Student Life

    • Dating (Social custom); Women; Students; Seibert Hall; Susquehanna University

    • Dating at Susquehanna in the 1950s reflected the conservative tone of the times. In the 1950s, Seibert Hall was a women's dormitory. Gentlemen callers had to leave the building by 11:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and by 10:00 p.m. on Sunday. ...
    • Freshman Dinks

    • Freshman Dinks

    • Clothing & dress; Freshman orientation; Students; Susquehanna University;

    • The custom of freshman students wearing dinks and name buttons began at Susquehanna University in 1913 and carried on through the late 1960s. Shown here are examples of a freshman dink and name button.
    • Cheerleaders

    • Cheerleaders

    • Cheerleading; Susquehanna University; Faddis, Elaine; Williams, Elaine; Getsinger, Maryann; Phillips, Muriel; Howling, Roger; Doig, Richard; Pirie, Warren.

    • Always at the ready to cheer on their team and rile up the crowds, the 1950 cheerleading squad has its picture taken in front of the New Alumni Gymnasium. The members in the front row are Elaine Faddis, Elaine Williams, Maryann Getsinger, Muriel...
    • SUh_1951_0269

    • SUh_1951_0269

    • Stagg, Amos Alonzo, Sr.; Football; Sports posters; Coaches (Athletics); Susquehanna University;

    • Amos Alonzo Stagg, Sr., joined his son's coaching staff in 1947. In 1951, father and son led the Crusaders to an undefeated season. This image shows coach Stagg on the University football field and commemorates that glorious season.
    • Football

    • Football

    • Football; Programs; Susquehanna University; Stagg, Amos Alonzo, Jr.; Stagg, Amos Alonzo, Sr.;

    • Under the leadership of coaches Amos Alonzo Stagg, Jr. and Amos Alonzo Stagg, Sr., the 1951 Crusaders earned an undefeated and untied record. Shown is a program from that banner season. The cost? Just ten cents.
    • 1951 Football Team Roster

    • 1951 Football Team Roster

    • Football; Programs; Registers; Advertisements; Susquehanna University;

    • This page from a 1951 Crusaders football game program shows the undefeated team's roster.The cigarette advertisement encouraging college students to choose Chesterfield cigarettes over other brands reminds us that smoking was an acceptable habit. ...
    • Student Housing

    • Student Housing

    • Housing; Dormitories; Susquehanna University;

    • This 1951 bulletin, released by the University, describes in detail the measures being taken by Susquehanna to resolve the issue of overcrowding in the dormitories. It also addresses the dormitory rules as well as the steps for reserving a room.
    • Student Expenses

    • Student Expenses

    • Prices; Tuition; Susquehanna University;

    • This image shows the cost of a Susquehanna University education in 1951. Please note that the expenses were listed separately for men and women and that the cost of room rental was higher for women.
    • Bogar Hall and the Little Theatre

    • Bogar Hall and the Little Theatre

    • Theatrical productions; Bogar Hall; Susquehanna University; Bogar, Jerry D., Jr.;

    • Named in honor of Jerry Bogar and his son, Guy, its two largest donors, Bogar Hall housed the University's Arts and Humanities Programs. Dramas were presented in the "Little Theatre". Susquehanna students performed The Merchant of Venice there in...

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