Remember that excruciatingly long and horribly nerve racking experience of applying to colleges and universities during your senior year of high school? Although the experience was stressful, it all became worth it when you received acceptance letters and packages from the colleges you applied for. These packages signified the beginning of the exciting journey into higher learning and a period of massive social and intellectual growth which can only be obtain through the college experience.
Since we’re anticipating the beginning of the new school year, I thought it would be appropriate to share with all of you guys the gem that I found hidden away in the Linfield Archives Alumni Collection.
The class of 1951’s Linfield acceptance package was delivered in 1947 to potential Wildcats and provided a formal invitation for students to take their education to the next level. I found a lot of the pages in the package especially interesting but I chose 4 pages to show you guys.
First is an introduction to Linfield College and a description of the values the institution had during the time period. The second page is a brief description of campus life which includes Linfield’s football and basketball teams in addition to a young fencer (an early sign of a start of Linfield’s fencing club?) that Linfield should have a fencing club?). The final two pages has institutional costs and living costs ($150 for tuition!?) in addition to different scholarships offered to Linfield students.
Enjoy these images and don’t forget to welcome the incoming Linfield class of 2018!
English Major/Creative Writing Minor (Class of ‘16)