For many, the college years represent a special time in a person's growth, supplying friends and fond memories for a lifetime. In the Carolina Upstate, thousands of men and women have shared a common experience through Winthrop University's traditions, classrooms, and campus. Although a picture may be worth a thousand words, it is a voice relating personal experiences that truly provides a clear vision of the past. In Winthrop University: Memories and Traditions 1886-1945, these voices take center stage, recounting stories that illuminate and celebrate the university's diverse history, from its founding in 1886 to the mid-twentieth century. Throughout this volume, readers will trace the evolving Winthrop experience across a very different landscape than today, a time of different customs and etiquette based on a more rigid formality. However, within this world, the young female students at Winthrop still found many opportunities for fellowship and fun, whether it be a midnight "turkey trot" on the eve of the twentieth century or the annual May Day festivities. These narratives, combined with over 100 black-and-white images, transport readers across the changing decades and highlight some of the school's most historic moments, such as the its relocation from Columbia to Rock Hill.
Release date Australia
October 1st, 2000
Compiled by Magdelena Chepesiuk
Compiled by Ron Chepesiuk