Everybody Danced

Dances on campus were the source of pleasure for a large number of students who attended the University from before World War I through the 1960s.  Dances were presented by various classes, Greeks, non-Greeks, Ag students, and the Y.M.C.A. and Y.W.C.A.

Formal and informal dances offered students the opportunity to dance the two-step, waltz, tango, jitterbug, and other popular dances during their free time. Continue reading “Everybody Danced”

Homecoming History: Hobo Band Parade

Hobo Band Parade, ca. 1926
from RS 39/2/20, Box 2, ACT-5

Parades are almost a given at any Homecoming celebration, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is no different.  However, in the early years of the 20th century, Illinois Homecoming weekend featured something other than floats:  the Hobo Band Parade. Continue reading “Homecoming History: Hobo Band Parade”