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Susquehanna University -
1950 to 1959

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    • 1950s Nuclear Arms Race

    • Arms race; Political issues; Students; Universities & colleges; Susquehanna University;
    • The nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union was in full swing in the 1950s. The inevitability of war and what its effects might be were on the minds of many. Susquehanna University students weighed in on the matter in...
    • 1951 Football Team Roster

    • Football; Programs; Registers; Advertisements; Susquehanna University;
    • This page from a 1951 Crusaders football game program shows the undefeated team's roster.The cigarette advertisement encouraging college students to choose Chesterfield cigarettes over other brands reminds us that smoking was an acceptable habit. ...
    • Amos Alonzo Stagg, Sr.

    • Stagg, Amos Alonzo, 1862-1965.; Football; Sports posters; Coaches (Athletics); Susquehanna University;
    • Amos Alonzo Stagg, Sr., joined his son's coaching staff in 1947. In 1951, father and son led the Crusaders to an undefeated season. This image shows coach Stagg on the University football field and commemorates that glorious season.
    • Blood drive

    • Blood donations; War; Students; Universities & colleges; Susquehanna University;
    • The Susquehanna University community has always come together in a time of need and most particularly during war time. This newspaper article details the need for blood during the Korean War and encourages students to donate not only for the...
    • Blough-Weis Library

    • Libraries; Blough-Weis Library; Susquehanna University; Roger M. Blough Learning Center;
    • The original Library building was constructed in 1928. Due to the increasingly large book collection and the need for more study space, an addition was built on the south side of the building in 1958. This image shows the University Library as it...
    • Blough-Weis Library

    • Libraries; Blough-Weis Library; Susquehanna University; Universities & colleges; Roger M. Blough Learning Center;
    • Built in 1928, the University's Library has seen its share of changes but some things remain the same. This 1951 article from the school newspaper attempts to uncover the secrets the Library holds. Please note the 3:00 observation of a request...
    • Blough-Weis Library

    • Buildings; Libraries; Blough-Weis Library; Susquehanna University; Roger M. Blough Learning Center;
    • The Library was built in 1928. By 1956 a new addition to it was needed for its growing book collections and the increasing student body. On the front page of the 1956 Susquehanna Alumnus, the Library announces plans to expand its building. In time...
    • Bogar hall

    • Buildings; Universities & colleges; Susquehanna University;
    • Bogar Hall was built in 1951. It was named after alumnus Jerry Bogar and his son Guy Bogar. It housed the school's humanities programs, but mostly business programs were held in the building. Because of Bogar Hall's curvy stage entrance stairway,...
    • Bogar Hall and the Little Theatre

    • Theatrical productions; Bogar Hall; Susquehanna University; Bogar, Jerry D., Jr.;
    • Named in honor of Jerry Bogar and his son, Guy, its two largest donors, Bogar Hall housed the University's Arts and Humanities Programs. Dramas were presented in the "Little Theatre". Susquehanna students performed The Merchant of Venice there in...
    • Bogar Hall and the Little Theatre

    • Bogar Hall; Susquehanna University; Bogar, Jerry D., Jr.;
    • Built in 1951, Susquehanna unveiled the new Jerry D. Bogar, Jr. building with much pride. A description of the building's many amenities appeared in the program for The Merchant of Venice which was performed in the "Little Theater" in 1952.
    • Bond and Key

    • Bond and Key; Lambda Chi Alpha; Susquehanna University; Fraternal organizations;
    • Bond and Key, the University's first Fraternity, was established in 1914. It became part of Lambda Chi Alpha, a large national Fraternity, in 1955. The merger was announced in the school newspaper.
    • Business department

    • Business schools; Susquehanna University Business Department; Susquehanna University;
    • The Business Department was developed at Susquehanna University in 1903. Previously it had been called the Commercial Department. In 1957, the Business Department offered Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration and Business...
    • Business Society

    • Organizations; Business Society; Susquehanna University;
    • Created in 1931, the Business Society was formed so that business students could gather to discuss "the affairs and problems in the business world." Secretarial students were also encouraged to join the group. Shown in this image are the 1957...
    • Business Society

    • Organizations; Business Society; Susquehanna University;
    • The Business Society's monthly meetings allowed business students to plan business-related programs and field trips and share their common interest. This image shows the Society's 1957 membership.
    • Campus Expansion

    • Maps; Universities & colleges; Susquehanna University;
    • In 1858, Susquehanna University (Missionary Institute) started with one building, Selinsgrove Hall. The physical expansion of the campus continues over the years. From the pages of the 1952 Lanthorn, a map showing the current and future sites of...
    • Campus Expansion

    • Universities & colleges; Susquehanna University;
    • Between its inception in 1858 and 1953, Susquehanna underwent much change and growth. The school newspaper acknowledged that growth while addressing small changes that the student body hoped would be made. Notice that as far back as 1953,...
    • Centennial Commencement

    • Graduation ceremonies; Bogar Hall; Susquehanna University;
    • Susquehanna University celebrated its centennial in 1958. Shown here are the commencement exercises of 1958 taking place in front of Bogar Hall. The stage-like entrance to the building made it perfectly suited to the happy occasion.

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