1940 to 1949
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Horton Dining Hall
Meals were served family-style in the Horton Dining Hall. Students were assigned tables. A host or hostess at each table would lead the group in prayer.
Students; Eating & drinking; Dining tables; Horton Dining Hall; 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
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
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
Passed in 1944, the GI Bill paid the tuition, books and living expenses for four years of study for returning veterans. Many men and women who would not have attended college before the war took advantage...
Veterans; Assistance; GI Bill; 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....
Veterans; Assistance; Students; Susquehanna University
Class of 1945
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
Claude Buss, a member of the class of 1924, handled the surrender of Manila for the State Department during World War II. He was later held by the Japanese as a prisoner of war from 1942 to 1943. After...
Alumni & alumnae; Buss, Claude A. (Claude Allbert); Susquehanna University
Accelerated War-Time Program
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
Bicycling was a popular extracurricular activity during this era.
Cycling; Students; Susquehanna University
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