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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

These Our People: 1953

These Our People: 1953

April 24, 1953. "Goucher College, Towson, Maryland. Library interior IV. Moore & Hutchins, client." 5x7 acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

College Bound

At that time Goucher was women only and Hopkins was male only. My late cousin Paula was a student there at this time. If you lived in Baltimore and went to college on the cheap, that's were you went. My father graduated Hopkins in 1921 for the same reason. Both campuses were rural, not any more. There is a picture of my father in uniform on the Homewood campus taken in 1918 and there is nary a building in sight.

Out the Window

The rural expanse seen outdoors is long gone. The open country surrounding Goucher's campus is today composed of shopping centers, housing developments, multiple lane local roads, sequential traffic lights that take forever, interstate highways and lots and lots of TRAFFIC!

The Towson of my youth, a semi small town at the end of the Number 8 car line and a still-busy way station on the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad, is as gone as ancient Carthage.

A contemporary book

"These Our People", by R.A. Schermerhorn, is a book on minorities in American culture, and had been published in Boston by D.C. Heath just four years earlier, in 1949. It's available for online lending at openlibrary.org.

Sitting in the 500s

The Dewey Decimal 500s, that is! Science books for all of your studying needs are to the right.

Circulation Statistics

I'm happy to report that I just checked the library catalogue, and "Science and Social Needs" by Julian Huxley is still available at the Goucher College Library. I wonder when it was last circulated...

 
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