Tuesday, September 6, 2011

From the Stacks: Back to School

With classes starting at the University of Michigan today, and the football season already begun on Saturday, we offer this selection from the Clements Library in keeping with the theme. Nathan Hayward's College Scenes, a collection of satirical drawings of Harvard student life, was published in Massachusetts in 1850. According to the Harvard Alumni Bulletin, Hayward graduated in the class of 1850 and served as a surgeon with the 20th Massachusetts Volunteers during the Civil War.

"The vaccillating student finding himself unable to choose one book for his reading
from that universe of books The College Library, devours with his eyes all the covers."

"In the annual football contest, the Sophomores kick the Freshmen
and the Freshmen vainly strive to kick the ball."

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