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Houstonian 1959 - History. 1959. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 2, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/2265/show/1822.

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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/1822

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Houstonian 1959 - History, 1959, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed June 2, 2015, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/2265/show/1822.

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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.
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  • College yearbooks
  • University of Houston
Genre (AAT)
  • school yearbooks
Language English
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  • Text
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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
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Transcript ...history The Recreation Building was erected in 1942 under "the Big Top." University coeds sold war bonds during the war years. In 1941, the second annual Frontier Fiesta was held in spite of heavy rains that caused postponements several times. The main attraction of Fiesta that year was a skit by students on the college days of faculty members. After the fateful December day in 1941 known as Pearl Harbor, and the United States' entrance into World War II, the University, along with the rest of the country, turned its attention to the bringing about of- peace. Construction of the Student Recreation Building began in 1942. Because the building was needed for special defense programs, officials determined to avoid delay that might come as a result of rainy weather. A large circus tent 270 feet long and 40 feet wide was put up over the working area to insure earliest possible completion. On May 1, less than 60 days from the digging of the first shovel of dirt, the first class of boys in the United States Naval Reserve Elementary Electricity and Radio Materiel School moved into the building, established sleeping quarters and were served meals in the cafeteria. The first Blood Bank in Houston which later grew into the Houston and Harris County Blood Bank was begun at the University. War-conscious University students sold war bonds, sponsored scrap drives, and coeds even sold their nylon stockings to aid the war effort. The Co-ed-ettes, an organization of University girls, gave parties for service men and worked closely with the U.S.O. A big step was taken in '42 with the opening of the University Downtown School. Scrap drives occupy afternoon hours of coeds who, in the evening, act as hostesses at parties for service men. 12