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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Athena yearbook, 1957. Cramming for finals in the Chubb Library. :: Ohio University Archives

Athena Yearbook, 1958. "Polls Open Some Vote Polls Close" "In a maze of meetings, posters, committees, elections, officers and prestige, Student Government at Ohio University exists for the many...supported by the few." :: Ohio University Archives

The Ohio Alumnus, December 1954. Agriculture students work the Ohio University Farm, the "Campus In The Country." :: Ohio University Archives

Athena yearbook, 1950. Young men and women at Ohio University having fun in the snowy Athens weather. :: Ohio University Archives

Athena Yearbook, 1957. A bird's eye view of College Green shot from Old Baker Center. :: Ohio University Archives

Athena Yearbook, 1950. Students pose on the Civil War Monument. "Through education we prepare for the future, lying before us within our grasp..." :: Ohio University Archives

Athena Yearbook, 1952. "All in all, Freshman Week is a pretty busy affair, both for freshmen and the upperclassmen. It's over before you really expect it to be: you've purchased your books, your notebooks are clean and still free of doodle, and you're all set to begin your first year in college. Yes , the year has really begun..." :: Ohio University Archives

Athena Yearbook, 1957. "Copeland Hall, the new College of Commerce building, is but a signpost of the future. New names such as Jefferson and Shively Halls are being added to the list of structures. And still to come is an engineering building, an education building, and others to follow. These are the signs of growth, signs that lead toward higher education, wisdom and knowledge true foundations of the future." :: Ohio University Archives

Hudson University Health Center front door, ca. 1950. Hudson is located between Voigt Hall and Glidden Hall. During the 1949 Christmas vacation the university medical equipment was transferred from the Health Center located in the basement of Tupper Hall (New) to the new health center. Hudson was open when the students returned to campus. At that time the forty-bed facility was considered one of the most outstanding student health centers in the nation. :: Ohio University Archives

Bryan Hall, You the Coed, 1957-1958 :: Ohio University Archives

Dancing to the jukebox at Baker Center (Old), 1955. African American couple dancing to the jukebox while others look on in the Old Baker Center. :: Ohio University Archives

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

Athena yearbook, 1953. "Whether you are finishing or just beginning your life at Ohio University..." :: Ohio University Archives

Baker Center (Old), You the Coed, 1957-1958 :: Ohio University Archives

Athena Yearbook, 1957. "The bell rings and echoes crazily down the nearly-empty corridors." :: Ohio University Archives

Ohio University's Carnegie Hall, looking northwest from Park Place, 1950s | Flickr :: Ohio University Archives

Athena Yearbook, 1951. "Freshman Week had its lighter moments as upperclassmen extended a warm welcome to those unfamiliar with our campus. OU's reputation as a friendly school was soon proved." :: Ohio University Archives

Athena Yearbook, 1956. The Ohio University map is drawn out in the back of the yearbook. :: Ohio University Archives