Cap Night was an important and colorful event. This was an annual mass meeting held in June at the end of the first college year. There was singing and speech-making during this celebration, and the highpoint of the evening occurred when the freshmen tossed their first-year caps into a bonfire (Source: Women's Voices, Bentley Historical Library, p. 84)
Folder: Prints. Buildings, University of Michigan, Newberry Residence
Photographer / Artist
George R. Swain (Ann Arbor, MI)
Albert Kahn and Ernest Wilby, architects. G. E. Christman Co., contractor. The building was completed in 1914 and remodeled in 1934. It was the first dormitory for women on the University of Michigan campus. Building funds donated by Truman H. Newberry, John S. Newberry, and Mrs. Henry Newberry Joy in memory of their mother, Helen Handy.
On verso: Augusta H. Dunfee - Sunday - June 21st '91. My mother, Augusta Durfee Flinterman, is in back boat with black parasol! Katherine Durfee Hayt (not a graduate) and Dr. Homes Safford are in front boat.
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