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News and Highlights: From the Vault (May 2005)

May Pole, 1920s

Adele H. Stamp (1893-1974) was Dean of Women at the University of Maryland from 1922 to 1960. During her tenure at the University of Maryland she organized and promoted women's activities. She initiated the campus celebration of May Day, which began in 1923 and continued annually until 1961. The photograph above, from the University of Maryland's subject photographs, depicts the Court dancing around the May Pole, ca. 1924.

May Queen and Her Court, 1923

This photograph is of the first May Queen in 1923 and her Court. The caption reads:

Ye fairest mades upon the greene
Should be ye followers of your queene

From Maye Daye Memories: 1923-1931, Papers of Adele H. Stamp.

Adele H. Stamp, 1959

"Miss Stamp" in 1959 with two students, Jacqueline Eeads, and Beverly May. From the University of Maryland Portrait File.

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