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Susquehanna University -
1940 to 1949

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    • Hockey Play Day

    • Sports; Field hockey; Women; Women's Athletic Association; Susquehanna University
    • "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, dinner and athletic discussions were held.
    • Alumni Letter

    • Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945; 30 Gallant Men; Susquehanna University; Hugus, Howard
    • 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.
    • Concert Orchestra

    • Orchestras; Students; 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 is shown in this 1945 Lanthorn photo.
    • Dance Card

    • Dance cards; Students; Dance parties; Susquehanna University
    • Although it was coming to an end, the Second World War had raged throughout the Class of 1945's entire college career. Their class entered Susquehanna with eighty-seven students and graduated with just twenty-one. This dance card is from the...
    • Biemic Society

    • Students; Clubs; Biemic Society; Organizations; Susquehanna University
    • 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 the Biemic Society membership. Note the...
    • Amos Alonzo Stagg Sr. & Jr.

    • Coaches (Athletics); Football; Stagg, Amos Alonzo, 1862-1965.; Stagg, Amos Alonzo Jr.; Susquehanna University
    • 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 the University football team achieve a...
    • Alumni Letter

    • Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945; 30 Gallant Men; Susquehanna University
    • 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 by Al while he was in Luzon in the...
    • Class of 1945

    • Alumni & alumnae; Graduation ceremonies; Susquehanna University
    • 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 the members of Susquehanna University's...
    • Student Life

    • Student activities; World War, 1939-1945; 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 University responded to this request in...
    • Sophomore Hop

    • Students; Activities; 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.
    • Student Life

    • Students; Social life; Susquehanna University
    • By the end of the decade, student life had returned to what it had been in its pre-war days. Spirits were high as seen in this 1949 Lanthorn collage of photos.
    • Student Life

    • Students; Dance parties; Susquehanna University
    • Campus social activities had been curtailed during war time. This changed with war's end. Social programs returned to campus and were supervised and approved by the faculty social committee. The requirements for holding a dance or party were...
    • Claude Buss

    • Alumni & alumnae; Buss, Claude A. (Claude Allbert); 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 his release, Buss continued to serve the...
    • Student Life

    • Students; Social Life; Susquehanna University
    • Despite restrictions on student activities during the war, a social atmosphere was maintained on campus. This photo shows several student social events.
    • Phi Mu Delta

    • Fraternities & sororities; Students; Phi Mu Delta; Susquehanna University
    • 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 when Professor Russ convinced alumni to cover...
    • Men's Basketball

    • Students; Sports; Basketball; Susquehanna University
    • During the war, the men's basketball team operated with limited material and limited practice time. High hopes for a return to glory returned with the veterans.

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