Through the Years:
The University of Delaware Through Yearbooks
Students and Education
University of Delaware’s student body has always represented excellence as much as the institutional context. Though now too large to be as intimate as represented in the 1913 Blue Hen, which gave each member of the junior class an individualized humorous biography, or the 1919 Blue and Gold, which gathered the entire staff and student body of the Women’s College for a photograph, University of Delaware’s student body is still a distinguished one. Before he was a US Senator and Vice–President of the United States, Joe Biden was a member of the class of 1965.
The Aurora. Newark, Del.: Delaware College, 1899.
The junior class of 1899 included Everett C. Johnson, editor of the Aurora and founder of the Newark Post.
The Blue Hen. Newark, Del.: Delaware College, 1916.
The student battalion of Delaware College. As required by the Morill Land Grant Act, the University provided military instruction. This instruction was mandatory until 1968.
The Blue and Gold. Newark, Del.: Women’s College of Delaware, 1919.
The Women’s College of Delaware on the steps of Warner Hall.
The Blue Hen. Newark, Del.: University of Delaware, 1962.
Until the 1960’s, the majority of student groups were academic, professional or service oriented.
The Blue and Gold. Newark, Del.: Women’s College University of Delaware, 1945.
The entire 1945 graduating class of Delaware College. The small size was a result of World War II.
The Blue Hen. Newark, Del.: University of Delaware, 1965.
Distinguished University Alumnus Joseph R. Biden Jr. with members of his graduating class.
The Blue Hen. Newark, Del.: Delaware College, 1913.
These entries are typical of the way junior classes portrayed themselves when they were for responsible for the publication of the Blue Hen.