Happy first Thursday of the new semester! To celebrate here is a photo of what dorm rooms looked like at DYC back in 1968. #throwbackthursday
While poking around the archives I came across an interesting newspaper clipping from 1951. The clipping is titled:
D’Youville Graduates a Bride As Tradition Loses to Romance:College Comes to Rescue of Student After Army Upset Plans to Wed Office Candidate
I was immediately intrigued… tradition vs romance? Sounds dramatic. Tell me more!
According to the article a student by the name of Nancy, was to be married two weeks after she graduated from D’Youville. Unfortunately, her soon-to-be husband was notified that he had to report for military duty the Monday after Nancy’s graduation. What was Nancy to do? No married woman had ever graduated from D’Youville before! Fortunately the Grey Nun’s ‘came to the rescue’ and allowed her to break tradition. She was married the Friday before her graduation. She even attended her Class Day Exercises in her wedding dress!
It’s interesting how traditions have changed drastically over the past 50+ years. Regardless, I still found this to be a fun and interesting piece of D’Youville College history.
It’s throwback Thursday here at the DYC Archives! And man do we have a lot of old pictures to show you…
Every Thursday we will be posting our newest #TBT here and on the library twitter page @dyclibrary
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of D’Youville College, Sr. Mary Sheila Driscoll (1911-1994), second College Archivist, created a pamphlet series on the history and founding of D’Youville College. Periodically, these pamphlets will be digitized and posted online. Below are the first 3 pamphlets in the series:
To celebrate the start of a new semester, take a look back at past students, the college, and student activities..
This short finding aid lists plays produced in the D’Youville auditorium from 1908 to 1967, and minor plays enacted by special groups 1912 to 1962. Download or view the guide to plays performed at D’Youville here.
Search the finding aid 2 ways:
1. Browse the guide chronologically.
2. Keyword search by using the Ctrl-F function [hold the “control” key and hit “f”].
This year’s pinning ceremony for graduating nurses is May 17 at Roswell Park in the Hohn Lecture Hall. The D’Youville pin is presented to graduates signifying their commitment to the nursing profession. The Bachelor of Science Nursing program at D’Youville began in 1942 with the first graduating class in 1946. At the time, D’Youville was a women’s college. In 1971, the college became co-educational, and male nursing students were admitted. The 1980s and 90s saw an expansion of the program to include Masters degrees.