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Exhibits

Now on Display: Simmons in the 1950s

Now on Display: Simmons in the 1950s

The 1950s was a period of growth for Simmons College. The residence campus greatly expanded with the construction of four new dormitories and a dining hall. In addition, the rules governing student life expanded and changed, reflecting the social developments--particularly around dating and marriage--that were stirring across the country. Also, as the Cold War raged, Simmons responded with talks about academic and personal freedom, and the College was honored to welcome Eleanor Roosevelt to campus. The College Archives is pleased to share an exhibit--prepared by undergraduate intern Crystal Lack--celebrating this decade.

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