Friday, March 27, 2009

1910 hazing and anti-hazing sentiments: University of Missouri Gauntlet Run

Moderator:  Over years I have come across so many postcards from 19th and eary 20th centuries that contain hazing scenes. Sometimes the writer has expressed condemnation of the practice.  You can see that the paddling intended here for first-year student administration was serious. Administrators of the time turned their backs on how damaging these paddlings could be.This one from the University of Missouri in 1910 was found for bid online. Note the heavy protective coat of person running the gantlet. HN

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