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Blast from the Past

After WWII, Gustavus faced an immediate housing crisis. Enrollment on the rise as veterans were returning from the front and enrolling in colleges. St. Peter citizens opened their homes, the interior of the football stadium was turned into housing for men, the St. Peter Armory basement housed about 60 Gustie men, and the trailers pictured […]

Blast from the Past!

Recognize this building? This picture of the first Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library lobby in 1949. Built in 1948, this was the building that was the ‘Brar’ or ‘Lib’ until the current library was finished in 1972. The building is called the Anderson Social Science Center today.

Blast from the Past!

This photo was snapped of an 1899 women’s physical education class. The women are using the French Delsarte system, which is a series of exercises intended to improve ones grace, poise, and beauty for participating in singing and dance performances.  Can you imagine doing a work-out wearing those long dresses?

Blast from the Past!

All you GAC Backers out there―can you imagine cheering on the Golden Gusties in a gym that looks like a railroad depot? In 1886, with the help of student fundraising, a gymnasium was built about where the O.J. Johnson Student Union now stands. The 1886-1887 school year also marks the first year that physical education […]

Blast from the Past

Here we have conjured up a photo from the days of big hair. Here are Christina Enger ’95, Jessica (Roth) Braun ’96, Jennifer (Noer) Bair ’95 and Kirstin (Ferg) Schultz ’95 enjoying the TMT Sorority Banquet in 1992.

Blast from the Past

This is a picture of Commencement in 1905 in the old Auditorium. Though the location of commencement exercises has changed, and graduating class size has changed,the feeling of elation is still there!