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1. 1943 Freshman Class 1943 Freshman Class 1944 ca. 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... Students; World War, 1939-1945; Susquehanna University

2. 1944 Sophomore Class 1944 Sophomore Class 1944 ca. The war overshadowed many aspects of campus life and adjustments needed to be made by all. The sophomore class of 1942 seemed to understand this as can be seen in this Lanthorn yearbook page. Students; World War, 1939-1945; Susquehanna University

3. Accelerated War-Time Program Accelerated War-Time Program 1942-03-00 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... Accelerated program; Susquehanna University

4. Admissions Bulletin Admissions Bulletin 1945 ca. 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.... Veterans; Assistance; Students; Susquehanna University

5. Admissions Bulletin Admissions Bulletin 1945 ca. 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... Veterans; Students; Susquehanna University

6. Air Raid Drill Instructions Air Raid Drill Instructions 1943 ca. 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... Air raid drills; Safety; World War, 1939-1945; Susquehanna University

7. Alumni Letter Alumni Letter 1945-08-28 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... Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945; 30 Gallant Men; Susquehanna University

8. Alumni Letter Alumni Letter 1945-08-12 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. Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945; 30 Gallant Men; Susquehanna University; Hugus, Howard

9. Amos Alonzo Stagg Sr. & Jr. Amos Alonzo Stagg Sr. & Jr. 1949 ca. 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... Coaches (Athletics); Football; Stagg, Amos Alonzo, Sr.; Stagg, Amos Alonzo, Jr.; Stagg family; Susquehanna University

10. Apple season Apple season 1942-10-27 Jane Malhames, left, and Ruth Garman pick apples from Susquehanna University's apple orchid. Later the apples will become applesauce. Students; Apple orchards; Mulhames, Jane; Garman, Ruth; Susquehanna University

11. Army Air Corps Army Air Corps 1940 ca. 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... Soldiers; Army Air Corps; World War, 1939-1945; Susquehanna University

12. Army Aviation Students Army Aviation Students 1945 ca. 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... Soldiers; Students; Susquehanna University

13. Biemic Society Biemic Society 1947 ca. 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... Students; Clubs; Biemic Society; Organizations; Susquehanna University

14. Bike Ride Bike Ride 1944 ca. Bicycling was a popular extracurricular activity during this era. Cycling; Students; Susquehanna University

15. Bond and Key members Bond and Key members 1943-03-00 Bond and Key members pose near the Bond and Key house in the spring of 1943. Fraternities & sororities; Bond and Key; Susquehanna University

16. Business School Business School 1945 ca. 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... Students; Classrooms; Business School; Business Education; World War, 1939-1945; Susquehanna University

17. Business Society Business Society 1947 ca. 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... Students; Business Society; Clubs; Organizations; Susquehanna University

18. Business Society Business Society 1942 ca. 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... Clubs; Organizations; Business Society; Susquehanna University

19. Class of 1945 Class of 1945 1945 ca. 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... Alumni & alumnae; Graduation ceremonies; Susquehanna University

20. Class of 1945 Class of 1945 1945 ca. The war had a profound impact on the Class of 1945. The call to service in the armed forces caused the original enrollment of eighty-seven during freshman year to drop to just eleven by 1944. The class... Students; World War, 1939-1945; Susquehanna University
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