1960 to 1969
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Alpha Delta Pi Sorority House
The former home of Susquehanna University's 9th president, Charles T. Aikens, was donated to the University by his son, Claude, and initally used as the temporary home of the Phi Epsilon fraternity. Charles...
Buildings; Fraternities & sororities; Susquehanna University; Aikens, Charles T.; Aikens, Claude; Aikens, Carrie; Phi Epsilon; Alpha Delta Pi.
The groundbreaking for Smith Hall took place in 1959. The building was completed at a cost of $625,000 and dedicated in 1961. These images proudly display the modern building's many perks, including a...
Dormitories; Buildings; Susquehanna University; Smith Hall.
Alpha Xi Delta
Alpha Xi Delta was a social sorority founded in 1957. The sorority sponsored the campus Easter Egg Hunt. The children of faculty members enjoy the hunt in this 1961 image.
Easter egg hunts; Fraternities & sororities; Susquehanna University; Alpha Xi Delta.
Lambda Chi Alpha
The sponsors of many campus activities, fraternity members pitch in with much elbow grease at the 1961 Lambda Chi Alpha car wash.
Car washes; Fund raising; Fraternities & sororities; Susquehanna University; Lambda Chi Alpha.
May Day Dance
May Day celebrations continued to be an important part of campus life. The student body chose a May Day Queen along with her court. The festivities culminated with a dance sponsored by the junior class....
May Day; Dance parties; Social life; Susquehanna University
Shown here are sisters from the social sorority Kappa Delta. Their motto was "let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful, and highest."
Fraternities & sororities; Kappa Delta; Susquehanna University
In 1961, the Social Studies Division at Susquehanna sponsored a lecture by Gladys Harrington. Harrington was a representative of the Congress of Racial Equality, or CORE, a civil rights organization. She...
Public speaking; CORE; Discrimination; Susquehanna University; Harrington, Gladys.
A sign of the times? This 1961 Halloween photo shows three students dressed as beatniks. The Beat Generation followed a literary movement that rebelled against middle class standards and traditions.
Beat generation; Halloween; Costumes; Susquehanna University.
The Alumni Gymnasium, originally built in 1903, was destroyed by fire in 1934 and subsequently rebuilt. In 1962, an addition was built for extra instructional space. Shown is the gymnasium as it appeared...
Gymnasiums; Buildings; Susquehanna University; Alumni Gymnasium.
Constructed in 1928, the University library was expanded in 1958. The new addition featured a clock tower. The class of 1962 presented the University with four new clocks for the tower and those clocks...
Libraries; Buildings; Susquehanna University; Blough-Weis Library.
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.
Susquehanna University held its 14th Annual Shakesperean Festival in the spring of 1963. The Susquehanna Players, a group formed under the direction of Professor Axel Kleinsorg, presented the festival....
Actors; Twelfth Night; Shakespeare; Susquehanna University; Kleinsorg, Axel; Pignatore, John; Snyder, Joseph; Perfilio, Joseph; Grude, Christian; Theatrical productions; Susquehanna Players;
Men's Day Students
The Men's Day Student Organization was established in 1965. The group functioned as a way for commuters to get to know each other. Students arranged car pools and became more acquainted with the campus...
Men's Day Student Organization; Commuters; Students; Susquehanna University; Reichley, E.; Hafer, R.; Gresh, T.; Miles, G.; Henzel, B.; Lytle, R.; Owens, G.; Reed, R.; Virchick, G.; Dombroski, B.; Brommer, G.; Emerick, R.
Students and spectators enjoy a tennis match in this 1965 image.
Sports; Sports spectators; Tennis; Susquehanna University.
In order to keep the campus lawns green and beautiful, the Student Council requested that students use campus walkways and stop cutting across lawns. This article warned students that fines could result...
Walkways; Warnings; Susquehanna University.
Catching up with friends and family is important for students living away from home. Before the advent of cell phones, students relied on land line phones. Unthinkable! This 1966 photograph shows a student...
Telephones; Telephone booths; Students; Susquehanna University.
Mm mm good! Students share a modest meal of Dinty Moore Beef Stew and Maxwell House coffee in this 1966 image.
Eating & drinking; Susquehanna University; Students;
Students take the time to socialize with each other while waiting in line in 1966. Note the cars in the parking lot, particularly the Volkswagen van, a symbol of the1960s counter-culture era. Peace and...
Socializing; Students; Susquehanna University.
Inter Fraternity Council
Formed in 1920 as the number of fraternities on campus climbed, the Inter-Fraternity Council was meant to ease competition between the Greek organizations. The group established rules for Greek life and...
Inter-Fraternity Council; Fraternities & sororities; Contests; Susquehanna University.
The Photography Club was organized in 1965. Biweekly meetings were held to discuss such topics as correct photography practices and dark room procedures.
Photography; Photography Club; Camera clubs; Susquehanna University; Walton, T.; Graedon, J.; Jones, E,; Stocker, F.; Herold, F.; Hough, R.; Nash, J.; Scholl, G.; Solem, E.
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