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May Day procession, University of Maryland Campus Mall, 1949

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Summary:This is the May Day procession on the University of Maryland Campus in 1949. University of Maryland's annual May Day festivities were first established in 1923 by Adele Stamp, the Dean of Women, and lasted until 1961, the year after Stamp's retirement from the university. May Day included an elaborate pageant with costumes and dancing, a processional on the campus mall, and the crowning of the queen and her court. In addition, May Day served as the occasion when rising seniors were selected for Mortar Board, a women's honorary society.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Place of origin – Settlement:College Park
Temporal subject: 1901-2000
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Geographical subject – Settlement:College Park
Topical subjects: Byrd, Harry Clifton, 1889-1970
College administrators
University of Maryland at College Park. Office of the President
Maryland--Politics and government
Civic leaders
May Day
Mortar Board (Society)
ArchivesUM location:Harry Clifton Byrd papers
  • series 3
  • box 11
  • accession 72-15
Repository:University Archives
Browse terms:University of Maryland
University AlbUM Browse terms:People
Copyright holder:University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)
Collection:Digital Collections
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