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Susquehanna University -
1940 to 1949

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    • 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.
    • Women's Sports

    • Students; Sports; Women; Susquehanna University
    • The Women's Athletic Association sponsored women's intercollegiate athletic competitions. Intramural teams were formed and competed against other colleges. While field hockey was the first varsity team formed and the most heavily played sport,...
    • Veterans

    • Veterans; Assistance; GI Bill; 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 of the bill. Susquehanna welcomed the...
    • Susquehannans Serving Their Country

    • Students; World War, 1939-1945; Susquehanna University
    • The doubt and fear caused by the war showed on the pages of the Lanthorn. The Class of 1945 took the opportunity to honor those students serving in the military. The class dedicated a full page in the 1945 Lanthorn to fellow students who had been...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Student life

    • Students; Susquehanna University
    • The Class of 1944 reflected on their college careers and looked toward to their futures in an uncertain world in this 1945 Lanthorn page. From football games and proms to the impact of the war, the class considered how they had grown academically,...
    • Student Life

    • Students; World War, 1939-1945; Susquehanna University
    • In this 1945 Lanthorn page, the sophomore class pondered the changes they faced when they returned to campus after freshman year. Many classmates had left to face the demands of war and this history is dedicated to them. Despite that sorrow, 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.
    • 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...
    • Student Life

    • Students; Susquehanna University
    • The Class of 1945 examined their time at Susquehanna University during a history-making era. In their yearbook's history page, the class recalled many memorable occasions and looked forward to starting their lives despite an underlying tone of...
    • Student Life

    • Students; Susquehanna University
    • The first group to enroll at Susquehanna during war time, the junior class of 1946 described the many ways the war had colored their college experience. From the "Thirty Gallant Men" to the 35th College Training Detachment, the war had peppered...
    • Student Life

    • Students; Susquehanna University
    • The Class of 1947 had made the best of their college experience during their first two years at Susquehanna. Many activities had been marked by war. VE Day in 1944 and then the conclusion of the war in 1945 finally brought peace. The students...
    • Student Life

    • Students; Susquehanna University
    • The first class to enroll at Susquehanna during the war, the senior class of 1946 used their yearbook's history page to reflect on how the war impacted their college careers and to remember those classmates who gave their lives in service to their...
    • Student Life

    • Students; Reminiscing; Susquehanna University
    • The Class of 1947 experienced Susquehanna during both war and peace. Their early years were marked by the presence of military cadets and the cancellation of the sophomore dance due to war time restrictions. At war's end, the campus began to...

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