Pencilled on the back of this 5×7 photo is the date-1937. No other details or notes but that clue means this photograph of my father standing by a chalkboard, was taken in Champaign-Urbana, at the University of Illinois. Looks like his handwriting. I transcribed the handwriting as best I could, from a closeup crop. See below. I see most of the women are wearing hats.
What I can decipher.
Why are we in college?
1. Prepare to make money
2. “Get” an education
3. Sent by parents
4. Find a Life mate
What place will religion ____?____
in our college life ____________?
My father graduated in 1939 and went on to Yale Divinity School to become a minister in 1942.