On This Day in 1952

“On This Day…” is a new feature to the Monroe Library blog that takes articles from old editions of The Maroon to show you what was happening on this date in years past.

On March 7, 1952, the headlines at Loyola ranged from promoting a mass for St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order, to discussing an increase in awards given to pharmacy students. The school was known as New Orleans School of Pharmacy and opened in 1913. Other important articles include a TV Broadcast at Marquette on WDSU-TV featuring a two-hour broadcast of the Loyola Campus Capers show. The issue also showcased student opinions on the thirty-five year anniversary of the “Russian Uprising.”

“Small Talk,” more than likely a fan favorite, was a feature of The Maroon that told short jokes. Below is the “Small Talk” from this day in 1952.

Blog post by Kristen Blomeyer, Special Collections work-study student and Social Media and Outreach Intern.

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

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