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Events and Festivals, 1915-1944

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This series includes images of events that were not as large or well-photographed as Field Day, Founder's Day and commencement and reunion activities. The annual class tree ceremonies, proms, 50th college anniversary, maypole dances, conferences, protests, community work and other activities are included. Highlights include 50th college anniversary pageants and performances, the 1924 Institute for a Christian Basis of World Relations, and 1920's Township Day, which welcomed Arlington children to campus participate in athletics and dramatic performances.
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