Friday, March 10, 2017

49 Amazing Color Slides Captured Everyday Life of Students of Eastern Kentucky University in the 1960s

Founded in 1874. The university has gone through many stages with name changes. It was not until 1966 that the school was officially renamed Eastern Kentucky University.

Eastern Kentucky University, commonly referred to as Eastern or EKU, is a regional comprehensive institution located in Richmond, Kentucky. EKU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools - Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). It maintains branch campuses in Corbin, Hazard, Somerset, Danville, Lancaster, and Manchester; and offers more than 40 online undergraduate and graduate options.

Coming back the 1960s, when the university has just named the EKU to see what everyday life of students looked like.

A couple in the Ravine behind a bed of tulips in the 1960s

A couple in the Ravine in the 1960s

A couple in the Ravine in the 1960s

A couple on the steps of McGregor Hall in the 1960s

A couple on the steps of the Keen Johnson Building in the 1960s

A couple studying in the Ravine in the 1960s

A couple talking in the Ravine in the 1960s

A couple walking through the leaves beside the Ravine in 1964

A freshman couple in beanies in the 1960s

A freshman couple wearing beanies (Sullivan Hall is in the background), 1964

A student adjusts a freshman's beanie in the Ravine in the early 1960s

A student painting in the 1960s

A student playing violin in front of a strings class in the 1960s

A student posing behind a bed of tulips in the spring of 1966

A student studying in the Ravine in the 1960s

A view of a men's dorm room with a confederate flag taken through the window in 1966

A young man pinning a corsage on his date at the 1968 Homecoming dance

An EKU majorette twirling flaming batons during a halftime show in Hanger Stadium (Case Hall is in the background)

An EKU student mailing a letter in the 1960s

Eastern students at Cumberland Falls in 1963

Eastern students at Cumberland Falls in 1963

Eastern's Homecoming Queen in the late 1960s

EKU music students in the 1960s

EKU students dancing at a 1960s dance

EKU students dancing in the 1960s

EKU students dancing in the 1960s

EKU students during the 1960s

Football players on the sidelines during a game in Hanger Stadium in 1962

Freshman couple in beanies lying in the Ravine in the 1960s

Freshmen in beanies at the Lancaster Avenue campus entrance with the Cammack Building in the background in 1963

Freshmen in beanies by the university sign at Summit Street in 1963

Home economics students preparing a meal in the late 1960s

Miss Eastern in the 1960s

Miss Eastern in the 1960s

Students playing acoustic guitars in the Ravine in the 1960s

Students relaxing in the gardens at Calumet Farm in 1963

Students relaxing in the gardens at Calumet Farm in 1963

Students socializing in a dorm lobby in 1964

Students socializing in the backyard of the Blanton House in the 1960s

Students studying in a dorm lobby in 1964

Students talking on a bench in the 1960s

Students visiting around a red convertible sports car in the 1960s

Students walking through the Ravine in 1964

The crowning of Miss Eastern in 1963

Two students playing acoustic guitars in the Ravine in the 1960s

A 1960s couple talking in the Ravine with the Van Puersem Pavilion in the background

A couple coming out of the Keen Johnson Building in the 1960s

A couple in Blanton House backyard in 1964

(Photos from EKU Archives)

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