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
I'm a writer from Indiana and author of 5 books on hazing, including Hazing, The Hazing Reader and Wrongs of Passage, scholarly books from Indiana University Press. My main scholarly interest is the area of hazing deaths and human rights abuses during initiations of all types. This blog was called "His Master's Voice" in honor of my dog Casey. He passed away in 2018.