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November 6, 1958







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GAD! What does all of this mean?

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"A Women Gives Flowers To Troops Returning Home From The Korean War. Istanbul Turkey 1950s."



"The Wigwam, which operated from 1942-1986, served as a bookstore, soda shop and coffee shop and was located where the Marketplace stands today (The Wigwam)." Konny refers to it as the "campus grab-it-and-growl", which is a term that invites people to people to "pick up their forks and start eating" (Cochran).



It All Started With Marx: An Irreverent History of Communism by Richard Armour, Illustrated by Campbell Grant, 1958. Konny's friend gifted this book to her as an early Christmas present, as a play on the joke that she was known as "The Czarina" out at the theatre.



"Summertime, Summertime" by The Jamies, 1958.


Want to do more research? Check out the sources I used below!

"A Women Gives Flowers To Troops Returning Home From The Korean War. Istanbul Turkey 1950s." Reddit, https://www.reddit.com/r/OldSchoolCool/comments/b2jjqi/a_women_gives_flowers_to_troops_returning_home/. Accessed 30 April 2020.


Cochran, Julia. "Counselor's Corner: Grab It and Growl." SavannahNow, https://www.savannahnow.com/article/20150701/NEWS/307019827. Accessed 30 April 2020.


Feller, Sherman and Jameson, Thomas Earl. "The Jamies - Summertime, Summertime (Audio)." Youtube, uploaded by LegacyRecordingsVEVO, 27 July 2019, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK_z73tVbgU. Accessed 30 April 2020.


"It All Started With Marx: an irreverent history of Communism." San Francisco, CA, https://www.bolerium.com/pages/books/222477/richard-armour-fearlessly-campbell-grant/it-all-started-with-marx-an-irreverent-history-of-communism. Accessed 30 April 2020.


"Wigwam in Campus Center, circa 1950s." University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8, https://tribetrek.wm.edu/files/show/219. Accessed 30 April 2020.

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