Puget Sound Archives & Special Collections

Odds and ends found in the Archives & Special Collections at the University of Puget Sound.
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  • Freshmen were required to wear green beanies for the first semester. If they defeated the sophomores in a contest (usually a tug of war), they were entitled to stop wearing the green beanies; otherwise the freshmen wore their beanies two weeks longer, until Homecoming. According to a 1934 yearbook, freshmen were allowed to burn their beanies at the Homecoming bonfire. If a freshman was caught not wearing a beanie, the sophomores dyed the freshman’s hair green (Sept. 24, 1957, edition of The Trail).”

    This woman wasn’t wearing her beanie and her hair is being dyed green by a group of sophomores, 1955.

    Freshmen Green Book (handbook), 1952, lists the activities, traditions, and expectations of college men and women…our final freshmen post tomorrow will illustrate what happens when you don’t follow the handbook…

    Library Director Warren Perry removes rare book from the Jones Hall library vault for the move to Collins Memorial Library, 1954.

    The rare book in The history of the Turkish Empire from the year 1623 to the year 1677, which is still a part of our rare book collection! It is now housed in the Archives & Special Collections.

    The little scroll in the first image can be removed to reveal the invitation to Alpha Phi’s Senior Farewell party in 1934.

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