1960 to 1969
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The 1960s saw "free thinking" make a foothold in American culture and most certainly campus life. Struggling to find their place in the world, students were choosing to be defined by their own generation's...
Student movements; Susquehanna University.
In an effort to react more effectively to student concerns, the Student Government Association wrote a new constitution and approved it with a campus wide vote in 1967. The Student Senate organized agencies...
Concert posters; Music; The Association; Performances; Bands; Fliers (Printed matter); Susquehanna University.
The Doors Concert
The success of "The Association" concert in the spring of 1967 led the Student Government Association to decide that big name band concerts should replace the traditional Homecoming dances. The rock and...
Concert posters; Music; The Doors; Performances; Bands; Fliers (Printed matter); Susquehanna University.
The Doors Concert
"The Doors" would become one of the world's most influential rock bands but to one Crusader reporter the band offered "no real entertainment" and the "whole show should have been a required abnormal psychology...
Critics; Criticism; Concerts; The Doors; Bands; Susquehanna University;
International Citizens Organization
The International Citizens Organization (I.C.O.) was formed to help interested students become well informed voters and citizens. The group's 1967 members are shown in this photograph.
Student organizations; International Citizens Organization; Main, R.; Chango, S.; Heller, D.; Breffitt, K.; Mack, M.; Coman, J.; Michener, C.; Zwicker, K.; Worrell, E.; Kaufmann, B.; Fetterolf, S.; Frost, B.; Boys, S.; Susquehanna University.
In 1960, the Susquehanna University student body numbered 652 and by 1968 it had reached 1,186. Shown here is a 1960 admissions brochure highlighting the University's scenic campus as well as its many...
Students; Susquehanna University;
On the cutting edge of technology, the Director of Admissions purchased a "time saving device" called an auto-typist in 1960. This machine came equipped with an IBM electric typewriter, could type 150...
Typewriters; Typewriting; Typesetting machines; Admissions; Susquehanna University.
James W. Garrett
James Garrett became athletic director and coach of the University's football team in 1960. Under his direction, the Crusaders enjoyed an undefeated season in 1962. Coach Garrett left the University in...
Garrett, James W.; Football; Susquehanna University.
Campus Center and Conrad Greenhouse
The 1960s were a time of great growth for Susquehanna University. The Campus Center opened in the fall of 1968 and contained an 800 seat dining room, bookstore, snack bar, lounge, and other special-purpose...
Degenstein Campus Center; Buildings; Greenhouses;Conrad Greenhouse; Susquehanna University;
Members of the Symphonic Band were selected during Freshman Orientation through competitive auditions. The group had an annual tour through out Pennsylvania and the surrounding states. The 1969 members...
Susquehanna University Symphonic Band; Students;Semke, R.; Lewis, B.; Dundore, J.; Schollenberger, E.; Lees, E.; Buckwalter, K.; Myers, N.; Smith, C.; Fay, V.; Deibler, J.; Gant, A.; Dooney, M.; Eppley, L.; Deveau, M.; Toth, S.; Grammes, R.; Henick, A.; Swartz, S.; McCullough, J.; Mangle, M.; Halpin, R.; Bonsall, P.; Stutzke, C.; Nobel, K.; Kupp, J.; Anderson, K.; Alwine, G.; Rafer, S.; Seaks, S.; Landes, W.; Hochela, R.; Heimbach, A.; Williams, L.; Cameron, J.; Byrnes, T.; Yoder, J.; Millbrand, K.; Kauffman, C.; Oberhaltzer, J.; Ross, L.; Josephs, S.; Mauk, L.; Clyde, R.; Miller, R.; Scaff, D.; Stahl, R.; Truver, S.; Whitteck, S.; Gehert, R.; Brill, J.; Jacobson, D.; Stibler, R.; Keller, D.; Lehman, R.; Freas, J.; Hoffman, S.; Olsen, K.; Steigelman, S.; Pritchard, R.; Boyer, B.; Ulrich, G.; Gatti, W.; Hoke, D.; Mangle, D.; Swope, T.; Hummel, D.;
While in the midst of great change, Susquehanna continued to chart further progress. As new buildings were constructed and existing structures were renovated, future campus developments were envisioned....
Campus plans; Maps; Susquehanna University;
In the fall of 1969, a number of Susquehanna University faculty and students participated in a march on Washington calling for an end to the war in Vietnam. This was one of many protests during the later...
Student movements; Vietnam War; Demonstrations; Washington, D.C.; Susquehanna University;
Students share the Christmas spirit while trimming the tree in the lobby of Heilman Hall in this 1960 photo.
Heilman Hall; Christmas trees; Christmas decorations; Susquehanna University;
The 1960 leap year Freshman Frolic was declared a success by The Crusader, the student newspaper. Hosted by the freshman class, the dance featured humorous entertainment with birch beer and pretzels for...
Dance parties; Freshman Frolic; Susquehanna University.
Frosh Stunt Night was held to help freshman students become better acquainted with one another. Freshman students would sing, dance and perform short skits. Here is a group performing a "stunt" based on...
Frosh Stunt Night; Performances; Students; Susquehanna University;
Founded in 1858 as a Lutheran school, Susquehanna University worked to maintain its faith-based foundation. In 1962, chapel services, often featuring guest speakers, were a requirement of all students....
Religious services; Susquehanna University.
Fisher Science Hall
Groundbreaking for Fisher Science Hall named for George E. Fisher, a professor of natural science, took place in 1962. This photograph shows members of the Susquehanna University community laying the cornerstone...
Fisher Science Hall; Buildings; Susquehanna University; Fisher, George E., Weber, Gustave; Walz, Norman; Krapf, Bernard; DeMott, Howard.
The intramural sports program at Susquehanna University was a recreational league open to all students. Shown here are the members of the Lambda Chi Alpha intramural football team who brought home the...
Football; Sports; Lambda Chi Alpha; Susquehanna University; David, Joseph; Eberly, Charles; Bevilacqua, Dan; McCahan, Michael; Wendler, Paul; Mowrer, Eugene; Zerbe, Gary; Houser, Fred; Lips, William; Jones, George; Kachelriess, Larry; Pokornicky, Ed; Howe, Dick; Menapace, John; Galbraith, William.
Susquehanna University was not exempt from the popularity of public protests sweeping the nation in the 1960s. In the spring of 1964, the behavior of students off campus was investigated by University...
Demonstrations; Students; Susquehanna University.
The age old problem of campus parking! The 1960s saw a large increase in the student body and with it a boom in campus cars which put parking spaces at a premium. This photo shows a campus parking lot...
Orientation; Parking lots; Susquehanna University.
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