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Susquehanna University -
1940 to 1949

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    • Accelerated War-Time Program

    • Accelerated program; Susquehanna University
    • 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 these meetings and quickly adopted an...
    • Air Raid Drill Instructions

    • Air raid drills; Safety; World War, 1939-1945; Susquehanna University
    • Susquehanna University was not isolated from the concerns of World War II. In 1943, the University implemented procedures to be followed in the event of an air raid. Here we see the instructions for a daylight air raid drill that were distributed...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Women's Sports

    • Archery; Women; Sports; Susquehanna University
    • With the help of the Women's Athletic Association, women's athletic programs at Susquehanna University progressed. Although field hockey was the most common sport, basketball, softball and archery were also played.
    • Deployment

    • Army Air Corps; World War, 1939-1945; Susquehanna University
    • In January 1942, President Smith received a telegram from the War Department that students enlisted in the Reserve Corps would be called to active duty at the end of the first semester term.
    • Susquehanna University Band

    • Bands; Students; Susquehanna University
    • The Susquehanna University Band had a somewhat erratic history. Conceived in 1917, the band fell in and out of Susquehanna history. Its membership changed over the years. Predominantly male at its beginning, membership became almost exclusively...
    • Business Society

    • Clubs; Organizations; Business Society; Susquehanna University
    • The Business Society was organized in 1925. Students with business administration or commercial education majors were eligible for membership. It held monthly meetings and sponsored lectures on subjects concerning business.
    • 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...
    • Dance Chaperones

    • Correspondence; Dance parties; Fraternities & sororities; World War, 1939-1945; Susquehanna University
    • The Second World War did its part to subdue social life at Susquehanna. However, the University did its best to sustain student life on campus. This image shows a letter sent to chaperones of an upcoming Fraternity Pledge dance. The war-time...
    • Deployment

    • Correspondence; Galt, Russell; Susquehanna University
    • On February 10, 1943, Dean Galt sent a letter to those students that had been called to active duty. The letter details the students' choices in place of departure as well as date and times. Dean Galt requested that the service men notify him of...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Dance Card

    • Dance cards; Students; Dance parties; Susquehanna University
    • The class of 1945 had a lot to celebrate. The Second World War was coming to an end as was their time at Susquehanna. The dance card shown here is from the Class of 1945 Commencement Dance held at the Phi Mu Delta House. The following image...
    • 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...
    • Dedication

    • Dedications; World War, 1939-1945; Susquehanna University
    • In 1944, the senior class dedicated the Lanthorn yearbook to all of the Susquehanna University students serving their country in World War II.
    • Dining Hall Rules

    • Dining rooms; Cafeterias; Students; Susquehanna University
    • In the cafeteria, meals were served to students in a sit down, family-style manner. These meals were governed by very particular rules of dress and behavior. This is an example of the meal time rules as they appeared in the student handbook.

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