February 12, 2003: From the Archives

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This circa 1891 dorm room looks quite a bit more ornate than those of today — notice the elaborate dresser, tapestries, carpet, and curtains. The photographs’s lounging students, however, despite their formal dress, prove that the art of dorm-room “hanging out” hasn’t changed. This photo, taken by a student with a Kodak box camera, is part of the university archives’ Student Photographers Series.