Category Archives: Photo Memories

A vintage photo series in which viewers may participate by sharing their comments.

Photo memory 70 - Prairie ensemble, posed in costume

Posed ensemble in prairie costume

Photo memory 70 - Prairie ensemble, posed in costume

Photo memory 70 - Prairie ensemble, posed in costume

In this photo, five figures dressed in prairie costume stand in tall grass, posed before a weathered shed. The men are wearing denim bib overalls, one rests his hand on a 12-string acoustic guitar and another other, the barrel of a rifle. The women wear calico print dresses with ruffled aprons, one with a prairie bonnet on. We believe this photo to be from the 1970′s. Can you provide any more information? Please share your memories as they relate to this photo.

Photo memory 68 - Bicyclist on path from ES and LS

Bicyclist on path from ES and LS

Photo memory 68 - Bicyclist on path from ES and LS

Photo memory 68 - Bicyclist on path from ES and LS

We believe this photo to be from spring of 1978, taken on the path that leads to the Environmental Sciences (ES) and Laboratory Sciences (LS) buildings. Can you identify who the figure on the bike is or any other information? Please share your memories as they relate to this photo.

Photo memory 65 - Pinball player

Pinball Player

Photo memory 65 - Pinball player

Photo memory 65 - Pinball player

This is perhaps one of the more unusual photos in our collection. A student plays pinball with a robot? There’s a foosball table and maybe some other arcade games in the background. If you can share any information about where and when this photo was taken or some explanation of the robot, we’d certainly love to hear about it.

Photo memory 64 - Spring Board Diver

Spring board diver – Phoenix Sports Center pool

Photo memory 64 - Spring Board Diver

Photo memory 64 - Spring Board Diver

In this photo A female diver was captured rotating in mid-air, poised to complete a flip before diving into the water. This photo was taken from the platform of the University swimming and diving pool (named the Peter F. Dorschel Natatorium in October 2005) inside the Phoenix Sports Center opened in 1976 (renovated and re-opened as the Kress Events Center in September 2007). Do you know who this diver is or when this photo was taken? Please share any information or memories below.