Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History

Sauer, Anne
Branco, Jessica
Bennett, John
Crowley, Zachary
2000

Freshman Beanies, 1854-1969

Freshman Beanies, 1854-1969

From the early days of Tufts College through the late nineteen sixties, freshman males at Tufts were required to wear a beanie denoting their class every time they walked around campus.

The Sword and Shield Society, the official student organization of the sophomore class and designated keeper of Tufts traditions, regulated a number of hazing rules for the freshman class. From the late nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century, the rivalry between the classes was played up, and freshman were forced to follow a list of Sword and Shield ordinances for behavior and appearance around campus. The most noticeable rule was that all freshman males had to wear a beanie. The brown and blue beanies could be purchased at the Tufts bookstore, and were to be worn at all times unless otherwise posted. Students were required to doff their beanies when meeting the president or members of the faculty.

Although the beanie tradition began to die out in the nineteen fifties, it continued nominally until the late nineteen sixties, by which time almost all of the freshman traditions had disappeared.

Source: LOH, TW

Subject terms: College of Liberal Arts Traditions

From the early days of Tufts College through the late nineteen sixties, freshman males at Tufts were required to wear a beanie denoting their class every time they walked around campus.

The Sword and Shield Society, the official student organization of the sophomore class and designated keeper of Tufts traditions, regulated a number of hazing rules for the freshman class. From the late nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century, the rivalry between the classes was played up, and freshman were forced to follow a list of Sword and Shield ordinances for behavior and appearance around campus. The most noticeable rule was that all freshman males had to wear a beanie. The brown and blue beanies could be purchased at the Tufts bookstore, and were to be worn at all times unless otherwise posted. Students were required to doff their beanies when meeting the president or members of the faculty.

Although the beanie tradition began to die out in the nineteen fifties, it continued nominally until the late nineteen sixties, by which time almost all of the freshman traditions had disappeared.

Source: LOH, TW

 
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Dame, Lorin Low, 1838-1903
Dana, Charles A., 1881-1975
Dana Laboratory, 1963
Daniel Ounjian Prize in Economics,
Davies, Caroline Stodder, 1864-1939
Davies House, 1894
De Florez Prize in Human Engineering, 1964
de Pacheco, Kaye MacKinnon, ca. 1910-ca. 1985
Dean Hall, 1887-1963
Dean, Oliver, 1783-1871
Dearborn, Heman Allen, 1831-1897
Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology, 1893
Department of Anesthesia, 1970
Department of Art and Art History, 1930
Department of Biochemistry, 1893
Department of Chemistry, 1882
Department of Community Health, 1930
Department of Dermatology, 1897
The Department of Economics, 1946
Department of Medicine, 1893
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Department of Neurology, 1893
Department of Neuroscience, 1983
Department of Neurosurgery, 1951
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1893
Department of Ophthamology, 1893
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1906
Department of Otolaryngology, 1895
Department of Pathology, 1893
Department of Pediatrics, 1930
Department of Pharmacology, 1915
Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1854
Department of Physiology, 1893
Department of Psychiatry, 1928
Department of Radiation Oncology, 1968
Department of Radiology, 1915
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1955
Department of Surgery, 1893
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, 1973
Department of Urology, 1910
Dental Health Sciences Building, 1969
Dewick, Cora Alma (Polk), 1875-1977
Dewick/MacPhie Dining Hall, 1959
Dickson Professorship of English and American History, 1913
Dirlam, Arland A., 1905-1979
Dog Cart, 1900
Dolbear, Amos Emerson, 1837-1910
Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship, 1946
Dr. Benjamin Andrews Professorship of Surgery, 1987
Dr. Philip E. A. Sheridan Prize, 1977
The Drug Bust, 1970
Dudley, Henry Watson, 1831-1906
Dugger, Edward Jr., 1919-75
Durkee, Frank W., 1861-1939
Durkee, Henrietta Noble Brown, 1871-1946
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The encyclopedia seeks to capture more than 150 years of Tufts' achievements, societal contributions and outstanding alumni and faculty in concise entries. As a source of accurate factual information, the Encyclopedia can be used by anyone interested in the history of Tufts and of the people who have made it the unique institution it is.

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