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Ohio University 1950s

Images of Ohio University and Athens, Ohio, during the 1950s. Many images originate directly from the University Archives. Along with the University and Athens, Ohio, this collection illustrates students of the 1950s. Curated by Student Collections Access Assistant P. Matthew Wesley, History and Film Major, BSS '13

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Athena Yearbook, 1954. :: Ohio University Archives

Athena yearbook, 1952. "This describes your college yearbook, the Athena. Between its covers is the story of your life at Ohio University, your activities, your friends, and good times. Keep this book and you will look at it often to re-live the wonderful days spent at Ohio University." :: Ohio University Archives

Athena yearbook, 1950. College Green looking up the walkway to Cutler Hall. :: Ohio University Archives

Athena yearbook, 1952. "It was the men's chance to take it easy at the 1952 version of the Co-ed Prom. Ziggy Coyle's orchestra furnished the music for the more than 40 couples who jammed the Men's Gym." :: Ohio University Archives

Athena yearbook, 1956. "Lake Hope." Students go to Lake Hope in early autumn and late spring for picnics and parties. :: Ohio University Archives

Athena Yearbook, 1959. Old Baker Center photographed at night while cars and people quickly pass by. :: Ohio University Archives

Athena yearbook, 1955. Birds eye view of East Green at Ohio University. :: Ohio University Archives

Natatorium from underneath Scott Quad arch, ca. early 1950a :: Ohio University Archives

Athena yearbook, 1958. Peanuts creator, Charles Schultz chose the Athena Queen. :: Ohio University Archives

Athena yearbook, 1958. Court Street looking south. :: Ohio University Archives

Athena yearbook, 1960, pg. 69. A rainy 1959 Homecoming at OHIO. Ohio University Archives.

Athena yearbook, 1960. Homecoming 1959.

The Ohio Alumnus, Fall 1958. Ohio University Homecoming, "Homecoming, October 1958, Bobcats VS Miami Redskins, Schedule" :: Ohio University Archives

Athena Yearbook, 1959, Ohio University Homecoming, Homecoming Queen Evelyn Stumphauser, th first place prize float in the men's division, 'Railroad Miami' of Phi Kappa Sigma, 'Lets mulitply our victories', Center Dorm's first- prize float in the women's division, Fall 1958, Ohio University Archives

Athena Yearbook, 1958. Some homecoming activities were cancelled in 1957, click through to page 302 to see why

Athena yearbook, 1959. Ohio University Homecoming, 1958.

Athena yearbook, 1950. Autumn leaves cover College Green.

Athena yearbook, 1959. "Alvin Adams becomes the first African American to receive a degree in journalism." :: Ohio University Archives