Entries tagged with ‘1949’

Blast from the Past

Homecoming is a tradition that began in 1922 during the basketball season (as opposed to football). The first Homecoming Queen was elected in 1935. Homecoming Queen coronation was disbanded in 1971 by the student body. The tradition was reintroduced in 1986, but changed to elect both a Queen and a King.   Pictured are the […]

Words of Wisdom

“Colleges like Gustavus that refuse to draw the line between the secular and the sacred have a very special place in the world. They are important because they provide the setting for understanding the complex moral, social, and civic problems of our time—an understanding that can be found in very few places.” Gustavus President John […]

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 week’s Blast from the Past is in honor of the Nobel Conference ® . The sciences have always been an integral part of the Gustavus curriculum, from the very beginning. This photograph was taken in the early 1940s, showing four women in a chemistry  class.