November Grace Period: Now and Then
As the temperature drops, the sun sets earlier and students finish up yet another round of midterms, everyone can start to enjoy autumn in Madison even more. Of course it’s important to remember this grace period before Thanksgiving has been enjoyed for generations of fellow Badgers. Check out the following collection of vintage photos from around campus. Is it any different than how you spent your fall in Madison?
Left: A student rests in a classroom circa 1963. Right: With the end of midterms finally in sight, two students take a break from late-night studying.
Left: Badger fans prepare for a 1946 homecoming game against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Right: Modern-day Badgers all cheer in red before a football game at the Union South Badger Bash.
Left: Former history and Latin professor William F. Allen and family pose in the front yard of their home with their dog. Right: A modern-day Badger tailgates with her dog before a football game.
Left: A band performs at The Church Key circa 1977 for a crowd. Right: A band plays for a WUD Music show to a group of students in der Rathskeller.
Left: A student takes advantage of a snowless Bascom Hill circa 1960 and studies for class. Right: Swapping out a laptop for a book, a student studies among leaves on Bascom Hill.
Left: 1950s cheerleaders bend over backwards to cheer on the Badgers football team. Right: Bucky joins in on a cheer with cheerleaders at a Badger Bash at Union South.
Left: Students don’t spare a minute to roll strikes at a local bowling alley circa 1950. Right: Students don’t have to walk far to bowl on campus nowadays: Just visit the bowling alley in Union South.
Left: Crowds of students make the trek up Bascom Hill circa 1960. Right: Bascom is just as steep as it was 50 years ago as students reach the summit.
Left: Students relax with a game of pool circa 1945. Right: Students gather around the pool tables at Union South.
Left: Students wander through the Memorial Union art gallery circa 1950. Right: Students avoid a blustery fall day with a stroll through the Memorial Union art gallery.
Left: Friends gather while playing cards at the Rathskeller circa 1965. Right: Students hangout in der Rathskeller.
Photos courtesy of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections, Wisconsin Union Marketing, Leo Roth/VMM, Wisconsin Union Marketing, Andy Manis and Jeff Miller.