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Houstonian 1959 - History. 1959. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 28, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/2265/show/1821.

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(1959). Houstonian 1959 - History. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/2265/show/1821

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Houstonian 1959 - History, 1959, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed May 28, 2015, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/2265/show/1821.

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Title Houstonian 1959
Creator (Local)
  • Students of the University of Houston
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Date 1959
Description This edition of the Houstonian, published in 1959, is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • College yearbooks
  • University of Houston
Genre (AAT)
  • school yearbooks
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
  • Still Image
Original Item Location Houstonian
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b1158762~S11
Digital Collection Houstonian Yearbook Collection
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This image is in the public domain and may be used freely. If publishing in print, electronically, or on a website, please cite the item using the citation button.
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Title History
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Transcript Through donations from the late oilman, Mr. Hugh Roy Cullen and Mrs. Cullen, and a city-wide campaign for building funds, money was raised to build the first building on the newly-acquired campus in 1938. Theme of the fund-raising drive that saw University students canvassing from door-to- door, was "The greater University of Houston for a greater Houston." Enrollment was approximately 2,142 students. June, 1939 found students at the University occupying the new campus on St. Bernard Street. The Roy Gustav Cullen Building, a memorial to the late son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Roy Cullen, was opened for classes. The same year, the second building on the campus, the Science Building, was completed, and the Graduate School was opened. Over-all enrollment was 2,737 students. The year 1940 was an eventful one in the history of the U. of H. The Industrial Building was built from funds donated by a group of Houston industrialists supplemented by campaign funds. The first Navy Vocational School and the campus Vocational School were opened in October. With the world in turmoil over war and threats of war, and with threats to the safety of the United States becoming more evident every day, the United States began an extensive program of national defense. The University of Houston contributed to the furthering of this national defense program by training private pilots in association with the Civil Aeronautics Authority. On the lighter side of college life, the first Frontier Fiesta was held in '40. The western extravaganza was born in the minds of five U. of H. students who wanted to do something to stimulate school pride and spirit. The first Fiesta ran for three nights and students played to a total audience of 5,000. DR. EDISON E. OBERHOLTZER An aerial view of the campus as it looked in 1939. The first campus building, the Roy Gustav Cullen Building, was completed in '39. II