Pacific University Students Dressed in White at the May Pole

Title

Pacific University Students Dressed in White at the May Pole

Description

A photograph of several Pacific University students holding ribbons around the maypole in 1917. The women are all dresses in white. The May Day celebration tradition at Pacific University began in 1914, and would continue for over 50 years. A student would be crowned 'Queen of the May'. The event would often include a double-line procession from the Carnegie Library to the west side of Marsh Hall. A luncheon, singing, athletic competitions and other activities would be enjoyed by students and members of the Forest Grove community. A maypole would be erected and young ladies dressed in white would wind ribbon around it. This picture appears in an album that was compiled by Greta McIntyre Sheeley, a 1920 Pacific University graduate.

Identifier

PUA_MS28_123

Rights

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Date

1917