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Houstonian 1998 - Fall. 1998. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 3, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5473/show/5266.

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(1998). Houstonian 1998 - Fall. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5473/show/5266

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Title Houstonian 1998
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Date 1998
Description This edition of the Houstonian, published in 1998, is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • College yearbooks
  • University of Houston
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  • school yearbooks
Language English
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Original Item Location Houstonian
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b1158762~S11
Digital Collection Houstonian Yearbook Collection
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript Learning YoujrResources Allegra Brimmer Since the 1940s, the University of Houston has grown and expanded, not only in terms of building construction but also in number of students, alumni and faculty. This was the focus of a library lecture Oct. 29 about life at UH in the 1940s, which also explored how UH has grown and developed from having only 10,028 students in 1946 to 30,757 students in 1995. According to Tyler Selle, library archival assistant, the university became one of the most flexible institutions in the nation for allowing World War II veterans to receive a degree. Selle said that the G.I. Bill and various Navy programs brought veterans to the UH campus, which increased enrollment to 10,028 in 1946 from 1,104 in 1943. Because of the increasing number of students entering the school, a shortage of affordable housing erupted. The university remodeled U.S. Navy barracks on campus into apartments and trailers for the veterans. Along with these accommodations, the university also provided veterans with a Veterans Administration Office to help with the enrollment and registration process. Dick Collins, the first chemical engineering student to graduate from UH, commented on life after the war on campus. Collins recalled how residents would go into the woods behind the trailers and "cut down trees to make a Christmas tree for Christmas." Thus, the apartments and trailers not only provided the veterans with housing but with a community atmosphere as well. The history of Frontier Fiesta was also highlighted during the lecture. The Fiesta, created in April 1940 to raise money for construction of a student center on campus, received tremendous response and student support during the decade. The support by the students and their school pride for UH made Frontier Fiesta an anxiously awaited occasion every year during the 1940s and 1950s. "We were proud of our UH," said Mary Turner, a 1940 graduate in chemistry, education and science. Turner was a part-time teacher and a student at the University of Houston who shared her memories of the much-celebrated Frontier Fiesta during the lecture. The lecture closed with how expansion of constructed buildings on the campus grew from the Roy Gustav Cullen building being the only building on campus in 1939. Roy Cullen housed 21 classrooms, various administrative offices and a library. Eventually, construction of science, technology and the Ezekiel Cullen administration buildings were completed. As the decade ended, plans for the M.D. Anderson Library were drawn, to be built in 1950. The M.D.Anderson Library.top, is at the center of the university of Houston campus. Students utilize the library, bottom, to help their education. Photo by Pete Medrano * October