Participants in the annual campus pond rope pull make their way across the campus pond. The rope itself is visible partly out of the water in the lower right of the photograph. "1940 Rope Pull, Mass State" written on back.
A group of students gather on the granite steps of a campus building. "A class of '44 group, Prob '41-42" handwritten on label on back. Photo provided by Joseph Bornstein (Class of 1944), who left the University briefly to fight in the war then returned to graduate in 1947.
Four students, or two couples, take a refreshment break with bottles of Pepsi-Cola. A glass straw dispenser sits on the table. "Prob '45s" handwritten on label on front. Photo provided by Joseph Bornstein (Class of 1944), who left the University briefly to fight in the war then returned to graduate in 1947.
An unidentified young woman, possibly Jean Thomas (Class of 1945), stands ankle-deep in water while laughing and holding both shoes and an object. "Ugh! It's wet. Jeanie" handwritten on back. Photo donated by Irmarie (Scheuneman) Jones of the Class of 1945.
Girard Photo Co. (Springfield, MA.)
Massachusetts - Graduates, some carrying canes, parade past a row of automobiles on campus during commencement exercises near or in the Rhododendron Gardens and its Japanese lanterns. "Class Day" written on back. "Mt. Tom Photo Contest, Holyoke, Mass. - Girard Photo Co., Official Photographers, Springfield, Mass." stamped on back.
Oleson, Grunow Otto
Massachusetts - Graduates of the Class of 1933, as well as spectators, make their way towards the side of Goessman Laboratory for Class Day exercises. Draper Hall can be seen in the background. "Class Day 1933" handwritten on back. "Photo by Oleson M.A.C." stamped on back.
Massachusetts - An unidentified man in academic robes addresses several graduates as well as spectators during commencement exercises in the campus Rhododendron Garden. "" written on back but this exact photograph appears in the 1938 Index Yearbook.
Massachusetts - Graduating seniors of the Class of 1933 make their way across campus. "Commencement - 1933 - Seniors marching from Fernald Hall to Rhododendron Garden for exercises" written on back along with "Janice Munson". She was a member of the Class of 1934 and an editor for the 1933 Index yearbook.