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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1959 - History. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 23, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/2265/show/1824.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1959 - History. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/2265/show/1824

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1959 - History, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed November 23, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/2265/show/1824.

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Title Houstonian 1959
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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  • University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Title History
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
Original Collection Houstonian http://library.uh.edu/record=b1158762~S11
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript ...history As a remedy for the acute housing shortage, trailers were moved onto the University campus to house veterans and their families. In March, 1945, a separate Board of Regents for the University was created by an act of the State Legislature. One of the first acts of the Board was the election of Dr. E. E. Oberholtzer as the first full time president of the University of Houston. Mr. and Mrs. Cullen donated oil royalties valued in excess of $3,000,000 to the school. Several temporary buildings were constructed in 1945. With the advent of the atomic bomb and the end of the war, soldiers discarded their uniforms and came home, many of them to resume their college studies. The nation's youngest Purple Heart wearer, 15-year-old Bob Kelso registered at the U. of H. for "refresher" courses in the vocational and technological areas. In a newspaper article, the young veteran said he liked everything about the University except the sophomores. By 1946, the number of war veterans enrolled in courses at the U. of H. had reached 6,510. Total enrollment was 10,968. A special counseling and guidance department was set up for veterans. The Veterans Club was organized and fifteen temporary buildings and four permanent steel shops were erected to accommodate the increased number of students. The University of Houston, seeking to alleviate the housing shortage for veterans, worked with committees of the Veterans Club, and, after some months of negotiations, arranged to have trailers brought from nearby Texas cities to house the vets and their families. The University's first intercollegiate athletic program was launched in '46 when the school joined the Lone Star Athletic Conference. The University's first basketball team to participate in an intercollegiate program won ten of the fifteen games played. 14