From the University Archives: the Vanport Extension Center, 1946-48

Bachelors' Club and Dances

Bachelors' Club 1947-48

The Bachelors in 1948.

"The [Bachelors'] club charter was granted on November 23, 1946 by the student council.  This was the first club organized at Vanport Extension Center.  It is dedicated to the advancement and encouragement of social activities within the school."  From the 1946-47 Viking

Bachelors' Club Dance

Enjoying the punch at the Bachelors' Club dance in 1947.

"I was a member of the Bachelors' Club whose premise was to get an education and have a lot of fun along the way.

"The Bachelors' Club was the only club to sponsor a dance and fill the punch bowl with a little of the 180 proof grain neutral spirits... The fellow in the yearbook picture with the pinstripe suit kept the bowl filled."

Vanport students at a Leap Year dance

"Happy though caught" Vanport bachelors and partners at the 1948 Leap Year Dance. [Gerald Linderman appears on the far right]

"I met my wife at the Bachelors' Club dance and we were married in 1950."  -- Vanport student and veteran Gerald Linderman

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