Grad student exhibit on FSU history
Graduate students in HIS 6087: Exhibiting History created an exhibition: “All Ends are Beginnings: The Transformation of FSCW to FSU, 1930s to 1960s,” which will be on display at Strozier Library through much of the Spring semester. Before Florida State University was the large state university that we know today, it was the Florida State College for Women (FSCW). This exhibit explores the transformation of FSCW to FSU from the 1930s through 1965, especially the time surrounding World War II. By highlighting the university as a women’s liberal arts college in the 1930s, a co-educational school in the 1940s and 1950s, and the beginning of racial integration in the 1960s, the exhibit guides you through this transitional period. The exhibit features contemporary photographs of the school and students from the era alongside artifacts from Florida State’s Special Collections and Archives and the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience. The exhibit examines the changes as well as the continuity of the university through an era of great transformation.