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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. (Through June 2013, this board was curated by Student Collections Access Assistant P. Matthew Wesley, History and Film Major, BSS '13.)
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The Ohio Alumnus, January 1951. "CORNERSTONE HOLDS RECORDS FOR FUTURE HISTORIANS. Sometime in the future archeologists may unearth a large stone containing records, both phonographic and written, of a forgotten era. At least that is the hope of the School of Dramatic Art and Speech, which placed these records in the cornerstone of the new Speech Building [Kantner Hall] on College Street." :: Ohio University Archives

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The Ohio Alumnus, October 1950. "Korea's 'One-Man Air Force' Is Ohio University Alumnus." "Ohio University alumni undoubtedly are aware of the exploits of Major Dean Hess, referred to variously as 'the flying fool', the 'one-man air force', and the 'fighting preacher' of the Korean conflict." The 1957 movie "Battle Hymn" is based on Major Hess's life, who is played by Rock Hudson. :: Ohio University Archives

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Athena yearbook, 1957. "A spring afternoon of relaxation and fun--one of the many at this time of the year." :: Ohio University Archives

Athena, 1957

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The Ohio Alumnus, January 1951. "All but one of Ohio's 88 counties are represented among the 5,261 students enrolled... Only Putnam County is not represented." :: Ohio University Archives

The Ohio Alumnus, January 1951

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Voigt Hall "move in," 1954. Voigt Hall initial move in through construction. Voigt Hall is a women's dormitory located on South College Street, next to Howard Park. It is administered as part of East Green. :: Ohio University Archives

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Jefferson Hall north entrance, 1950s. :: Ohio University Archives

Jefferson Hall north entrance, 1950s late :: Ohio University Archives

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Freshman library instruction at Ohio University's Chubb Library, ca. 1950s :: Ohio University Archives

Freshman library instruction at Ohio University's Chubb Library, ca. 1950s :: Ohio University Archives

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Athena yearbook, 1956. The Ohio University Center also known as Old Baker Center has been renovated and is now named Schoonover Center. :: Ohio University Archives

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Athena yearbook, 1955. A medical model in a lab. :: Ohio University Archives

Athena, 1955

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