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The New ASU Story:
Campus Scenes


Over 100 years of photographs depict students, staff and faculty at work and play; special events; and old and new traditions that define the character and spirit of campus life.

Click any image below or its brief caption to see a larger version of the image and the complete caption. Items marked with an * have additional explanatory text included with the larger image.
Class portrait, 1890s Students waiting for the trolley, ca. 1890s First married student, ca. 1896
Class portrait
1890s
Students waiting
for the trolley
1890s
* First married student
ca. 1896
Frederick M. Irish at 'The Bee Hive' with Normal School students, 1899 Class portrait showing Old Main and the original Normal School Building, 1901
Frederick M. Irish at
"The Bee Hive" with
Normal School students
1899
Class portrait showing
Old Main and the original
Normal School Building
1901
T.N.S. Skull Pennant, 1913
T.N.S. Skull Pennant, 1913
Artifact #303
Teddy Roosevelt speaking from the steps of Old Main, 1911 Students building the N on N Mountain, 1923 Free time in the dormitory, 1925
Teddy Roosevelt speaking
from the steps of Old Main
1911
Students building the
N on N Mountain
1923
Free time in the dormitory
1925
Annual Tree Planting Tradition, 1923 Homecoming Pin First Homecoming Parade, 1926
* Annual Tree Planting Tradition
ca. 1923
Homecoming Pin
Artifact #96
First Homecoming Parade
1926
Lantern Walk Tradition, 1929 Lantern Walk Rules, 1929 Pennant
Lantern Walk Tradition
May 30, 1929
Lantern Walk Rules
(2 pages)
1929
Pennant
Artifact #629
Students from South Hall Women's Dormitory, 1933-34 Homecoming Pin
Homecoming Pin
Artifact #111

Homecoming Parade, 1930s
Students swimming in the Salt River, 1930s
Students from South Hall
Women's Dormitory
1933-34
Homecoming Parade
1930s
Students swimming
in the Salt River
1930s
Sigma Delta Pi paddle
Sigma Delta Pi paddle
Artifact #74
Students celebrating graduation at the Varsity Inn, 1930s Hazing, 1937-38 Snow day, January 21, 1937
* Students celebrating graduation
at the Varsity Inn
1930s
Hazing
1937-38
Snow day
January 21, 1937
Students on a camping trip, 1930s Faculty Wives Club, 1938-39 Martha Krause, dining hall supervisor, 1940
Students on a camping trip
1930s

Faculty Wives Club
1938-39
* Martha Krause,
dining hall supervisor
1940
Preparing 'Victory Village,' 1945-1946 Daisy Ring Ceremony, ca. 1945 Rufus Kay Wyllys, Chairman of Social Studies, 1948
Preparing "Victory Village"
for the veterans
1945-1946
* Daisy Ring Ceremony
ca. 1945
Rufus Kay Wyllys,
Chairman of Social Studies,
1948
Student in 'Victory Village,' 1949/1950 Half-time performance at Goodwin Stadium, 1940s Laura Dobbs at her birthday party, 1948
Student in "Victory Village,"
1949/1950
Half-time performance
at Goodwin Stadium
1940s
Laura Dobbs at
her birthday party
1948
Cowboys from the Rodeo Association, ca. 1950 Payne Training School students and teacher, ca. 1950s Students with Tumbleweed Snowman, ca. 1950s
* Cowboys from the
Rodeo Association
ca. 1950
Payne Training School
students and teacher
ca. 1950s
Students with
Tumbleweed Snowman
ca. 1950s
Installation of the 'Victory Bell,' ca. 1956 Whitewashing the 'A', ca. 1950 Spanish TV Program, 1959
* Installation of the
"Victory Bell"
ca. 1956
* Whitewashing the "A"
ca. 1950
Spanish TV Program
1959
Robert Svob, ASU Groundskeeper, 1958 Charles Conley, ASC Photographer, 1957 Groundbreaking for Gammage Auditorium, 1960
* Robert Svob,
ASU Groundskeeper
1958
* Charles Conley,
ASC Photographer
1957
* Groundbreaking for
Gammage Auditorium
1960
Patrons at Gammage Auditorium, 1960s State Press staff, 1960s Commencement, June 4, 1963
Patrons at
Gammage Auditorium
1960s
* State Press staff
1960s
* Commencement
June 4, 1963
International Students, ca. 1960s College Bowl, 1960s Campus police, 1963
* International Students
ca. 1960s
* College Bowl
1960s
* Campus police
1963
Homecoming campaign, 1964 Protest on the mall, ca. 1968/69
Homecoming campaign
1964
Protest on the mall
ca, 1968/69
Demonstration at the Administration Office, 1968/1969 Frank Bailey, Civil Rights Board Chairman, 1969 Skateboard craze, 1970s
Demonstration at the
Administration Office
1968/69
* Frank Bailey, Civil
Rights Board Chairman
1969
Skateboard craze
1970s
Wheelchair basketball team at ASU, 1970s Upward Bound Program, 1970s Ramp to the Hayden Library, 1970s
* Wheelchair basketball
team at ASU
1970s
* Upward Bound Program
1970s
Ramp to the
Hayden Library
1970s
Protests by Native American and Chicano students, ca. 1970s Women protest the US presence in Vietnam, 1969 Dance and music students perform, 1980
* Protests by Native American
and Chicano students
ca. 1970s
Women protest the US
presence in Vietnam
1969
Dance and music
students perform
1980
Iranian students protest, ca. 1980 Breakdancing at homecoming, 1983 Dedication of the Centennial Sculpture, 1984
Iranian students
protest
ca. 1980
Breakdancing at
homecoming
1983
Dedication of the
Centennial Sculpture
1984
Mexican Fiesta on the mall, 1990s African Celebration, 1990s Orientation Week, 1990s
Mexican Fiesta
on the mall
1990s
African Celebration
1990s
Orientation Week
1990s
Group activity in a gym, 1990s A group of students in the fountain, 1990s
Group activity in a gym
1990s
A group of students
in the fountain
1990s


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