Monday, February 12, 2007

Makes sense...

"Practical experience proves that there are many advantages in Co- education. It utilizes the restraints that each sex has over the other, checking rowdyism among the boys and affectation and silliness among the girls. It gives to girls a broader course than is usually offered in separate schools and to boys the opportunity to study Music, Oratory and Art or at least to be under their refining influence. We have separate study halls and societies and give careful oversight." [From a 1905/1906 catalog for Daniel Baker College in Brownwood, Texas]

[Photo from the Library of Congress, DIGITAL ID:(b&w film copy neg.) cph 3c00288 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c00288]

2 comments:

Dr. Mystery said...

You'll never check my rowdiness, not even with your silliest affectation.

Joolie said...

If we can have rowdyism, why not sillyism?