1940 to 1949
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Life in the dormitory is an integral part of student life. These images are examples of women's dorm rooms in 1945.
Dormitories; Susquehanna University
In 1947 Selinsgrove Hall, the oldest building on campus, was damaged by fire and water. At the time the building housed both dormitory rooms and administrative offices. The initial cause of the fire was...
Fires; Dormitories; Selinsgrove Hall; Susquehanna University
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Alonzo Stagg Sr.
The 1949 Lanthorn was dedicated to the legendary "Grand Old Folks of Football," Mr. and Mrs. Amos Alonzo Stagg, Sr. Stagg assisted his son, head coach Amos Alonzo Stagg, Jr. with coaching duties. His wife...
Football; Stagg Family; Stagg, Amos Alonzo, Sr; Stagg, Stella; Susquehanna University
Bond and Key members
Bond and Key members pose near the Bond and Key house in the spring of 1943.
Fraternities & sororities; Bond and Key; Susquehanna University
Phi Mu Delta
Diminished enrollment during the war impacted even the fraternities. Membership in Phi Mu Delta dropped from forty-four to just seven. The fraternity had trouble paying the mortgage and was saved only...
Fraternities & sororities; Students; Phi Mu Delta; Susquehanna University
The loss of students due to World War II had caused the number of graduates to sink to just twenty-one in 1945. However, the University continued to graduate students. Here is a photo showing a 1940s graduating...
Graduation ceremonies; Alumni & alumnae; Susquehanna University
Students were hard at work in the library in 1945. The librarian at this time was Audrey North.
Libraries; North, Audrey; Buildings; 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....
Marching; Songs; Army Air Corps; Susquehanna University
After some adjustments made necessary by the war, the University Concert Orchestra went on to have a successful year and ended the season with a spring concert in Seibert Hall. The reconfigured orchestra...
Orchestras; Students; Susquehanna University
The Charles Steele Science Hall was dedicated on June 11, 1913. The University board believed the sciences would be a key area of growth for the institution.
Science; Laboratories; Charles Steele Science Hall; Susquehanna University
Army Air Corps
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
Army Aviation Students
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
Hockey Play Day
"Play Day" was started in 1930 by the Women's Athletic Association. One day out of the year a competition between schools was held among its women's students in intercollegiate athletics. Afterwards tea,...
Sports; Field hockey; Women; Women's Athletic Association; Susquehanna University
At the begining of the war era of World War II student life still seemed to remain the same. An example of this can be seen from the pages of the 1942 Lanthorn with the success of the sophomore hop.
Students; Activities; Susquehanna University
As the country's involvement in the Second World War deepened, all colleges and universities were asked by the War Department to curtail the number of social activities held on their campuses. Susquehanna...
Students; Activities; World War, 1939-1945; Susquehanna University
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
The Second World War reduced the membership in the Susquehanna Band but the war's end and the return of the veterans allowed the band to quickly reclaim its former glory.
Students; Bands; 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...
Students; Business Society; Clubs; Organizations; 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...
Students; Classrooms; Business School; Business Education; World War, 1939-1945; Susquehanna University
The Charles Steele Science Hall was dedicated in 1913 and used until the Fisher Hall Science Building was constructed in 1964. These images show students studying science in a classroom setting.
Students; Classrooms; Charles Steele Science Hall; Susquehanna University
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