Homecoming

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Since the first Homecoming at the College of William and Mary on October 23, 1926, the Alumni Association has hosted the annual reunion for generations of William and Mary alumni, students, family, and friends. Homecoming soon replaced Commencement as the primary alumni gathering each year at the College of William and Mary.

The first Homecoming football game was played against George Washington University with William and Mary victorious, winning 14-0 at old Cary Field.

Parade

The first parade along Duke of Gloucester Street was held in 1929. The first float during the College of William and Mary’s first Homecoming parade depicts the Rev. James Blair receiving the Royal Charter from King William III and Queen Mary II, 1929. (See P1977.106 in the University Archives Photograph Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.) Floats by student groups, the mascot, alumni, and other groups generally participate in the modern parade.

Stories in Campus Publications

The Flat Hat (FH) is the student newspaper of the College of William and Mary. Back issues are available online from Swem Library via the William & Mary Digital Archive. The back issues are unfortunately not fully searchable, but can be browsed by date. The Alumni Gazette is presently available in Swem Library on microfilm or in paper form in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) in Swem Library. Until the early 2000s, staff indexed The Flat Hat as well as the Alumni Gazette (AG) and the William and Mary News (WMN) by subject and by personal name. This index is available as a card file in the SCRC.

1926

  • Editorial and Old Grad: plans made for first homecoming FH, 3/19/1926, p4.
  • Homecoming schedule FH, 10/1/1926, p1, p8
  • Plans progress FH, 10/15/1926, p5.
  • Many changes to meet alumni, FH, 10/22/1926, p1, p8.
  • Editorial: “Complete Success” FH, 10/29/1926, p4.
  • Second day to be held October 22 FH, 10/14/1927, p1, p4.
  • Dance and game on program FH, 10/21/1927, p1, p8.
  • Among the Alumni: homecoming hoped to stimulate reunions FH, 3/30/1928, p4.
  • Plans announced FH, 10/4/1929, p1; FH, 10/11/1929, p1.
  • Plans near completion FH, 10/25/1929, p1, p3.
  • Campus awaits alumni FH, 11/1/1929, p1, p3.
  • Almost one thousand alumni return FH, 11/8/1929, p1, p3 (picture).

1930

  • Program schedule FH, 10/24/1930, p3.
  • Schedule for Homecoming announced FH, 10/31/1930, p1, p2.
  • Homecoming celebration scheduled; large number of old graduates expected FH, 11/7/1930, p1, p2.
  • Homecoming plans enjoyed by many FH, 11/14/1930, p1, p13.
  • Number of alumni return to homecoming day FH, 11/14/1930, p3, p12.
  • Nov. 7 to be celebrated as Homecoming Day FH, 10/13/1931, p5.
  • Plans for homecoming are made FH, 10/27/1931, p5.
  • Old grads return here for homecoming FH, 11/3/1931, p1.
  • Editorial: a real homecoming FH, 11/3/1931, p4.
  • Many alumni here to celebrate homecoming FH, 11/10/1931, p1, p6.
  • Freshman to take part in Homecoming FH, 11/8/1932, p1.
  • Amos Koontz, new president of Alumni Association, sets homecoming date FH, 11/8/1932, p1, p5.
  • Class of 1936 to plant trees in honor of Washington on Homecoming FH, 11/15/1932, p1, p2.
  • Returning alumni welcomed FH, 11/22/1932, p6.
  • Plans made for Homecoming FH, 10/3/1933, p1, p8.
  • F.H.C. Society makes extensive plans for Homecoming FH, 10/10/1933, p5.
  • Plans are suggested at student and faculty meeting FH, 10/17/1933, p1, p6.
  • Program planned at student representative meeting FH, 10/24/1933.
  • Many features are scheduled for Homecoming FH, 10/31/1933, p1, p8.
  • Editorial: homecoming Day FH, 10/31/1933, p4.
  • Plans complete, three prizes to be awarded FH, 11/7/1933, p1.
  • Final arrangements for dance made FH, 11/7/1933, p1.
  • Gala parade of floats will welcome alumni FH, 11/14/1933, p1, p6.
  • Homecoming dances to be this weekend FH, 11/14/1933, p1.
  • Sorority floats to join parade FH, 11/14/1933, p2.
  • Ex- W&M athletic star to return for homecoming FH, 11/14/1933, p5.
  • Homecoming program ends with successful formals FH, 11/21/1933, p1, p2.
  • Charles Taylor writes letter of thanks to student body for cooperation FH, 11/21/1933, p1, p6.
  • Card of thanks from Amos Koontz FH, 11/28/1933, p6.
  • Editorial: Homecoming Day celebration FH, 5/1/1934, p4.
  • Homecoming plans tentatively announced FH, 10/2/1934, p2.
  • Homecoming Day plans announced; arrangements unique FH, 10/16/1934, p1, p8.
  • Plans near completion FH, 10/23/1934, p2.
  • Program features parade and informal dance FH, 11/13/1934, p1, p6.
  • Editorial: Indian logs – M.N.O.P. FH, 11/13/1934, p4.
  • Winners of parade float contest FH, 11/20/1934, p1, p2 (picture).
  • Editorial: Thank you! FH 11/20/1934, p4.
  • Plans made FH 10/8/1935, p1, p2; FH, 10/15/1935, p1, p6.
  • Local businesses to contribute prize money for best float FH, 10/22/1935, p1, p6.
  • Plans now complete FH, 10/29/1935, p1.
  • Review FH, 11/5/1935, p1 (picture)
  • Homecoming Day announced FH, 10/13/1936, P. 1.
  • Schedule of activities announced FH, 10/20/1936, P. 1.
  • Homecoming Day Parade of Floats to begin FH, 10/17/1936, P. 1.
  • Homecoming Day program ready for gathering of Alumni November 7 AG, 10/31/1936, P. 1, 3.
  • Program to include parade, game FH, 11/3/1936, P. 1, 2.
  • Kappas, Thetas, Gamma Phis win prizes in parade FH, 11/10/1936, P. 2.
  • Mr. Bryan’s greeting to Homecoming Alumni AG, 11/20/1936, P. 1, 3.
  • To be planned FH, 10/5/1937, 2.
  • John Peyton Little to be Homecoming honor guest FH, 10/19/1937, P. 1.
  • Parade plans almost done FH, 10/26/1937, P. 1, 6.
  • Indians meet W&L on Gridiron—Parade and Picnic on Program AG, 10/31/1937, P. 1, 3.
  • Dances to feature ‘Southern’ motif; Dean Hudson Orchestra to paly FH, 11/9/1937, P. 1, 2 (picture).
  • Bonfire rally and snake dance to inaugurate festive week-end FH, 11/9/1937, P. 1, 2.
  • Wet Friday no damper on Alumni FH, 11/16/1937, P. 1, 2 Ipictures).
  • Indians lose to Washington and Lee FH, 11/16/1937, P. 1, 2.
  • Alphi Chi, Scarab, KD take prizes FH, 11/16/1937, P. 1.
  • New feature added to W&M Homecoming FH, 11/29/1937, P. 6.
  • John Peyton Little ’74 honored Homecoming Day AG, 11/30/1937, P. 1, 4.
  • Homecoming Day, Saturday, October 22d, announced AG, October 1938, P. 7.
  • Revival of Viennese Waltzes to be feature of Homecoming Dances FH, 10/4/1938, P. 1 (picture).
  • Plans underway FH, 10/4/1938, P. 5.
  • Motion picture firm to lend costumes for Waltz FH, 10/11/1938, P. 1, 6.
  • Plans are complete FH, 10/11/1938, P. 1, 2.
  • ‘No Corsages’ rule holds at formals FH, 10/18/1938, P. 1, 6.
  • Exhibition dance ready for formals FH, 10/18/1938, P. 1, 2 (picture).
  • Phi Tau wins first prize in parade FH, 10/25/1938, P. 1 (picture).
  • Sees large alumni group FH, 10/25/1938, P. 1.
  • Opening play score hit for players FH, 10/15/1938, P. 1.
  • Students of 1888 to be honored AG, Oct. 1938, P. 8.
  • Class of 1888 honored AG, Oct. 1938, P. 16-18.
  • Homecoming attracts large groups AG, Dec. 1938, P. 3-5, 18.
  • Alumni announces homecoming plans; Indians to meet W&L; Burt Repine’s dominoes signed for dances FH, 10/24/1939, P. 1.
  • College issues invitations to all state high schools FH, 10/31/1939, P. 1.
  • College hosts to 3,129 homecoming FH, 11/7/1939, P. 2.
  • Alumni gather for homecoming celebration—many activities planned FH, 11/14/1939, P. 1, 2.
  • Homecoming dance tickets on sale FH, 11/14/1939, P. 1.
  • Freshmen homecoming instructions FH, 11/14/1939, P. 1.
  • College plays host to 3,500 high school students in gala homecoming program; Freshman burn Duc caps prematurely FH, 11/21/1939, P. 1, 2.
  • Homecoming 1939 the largest ever held AG, Dec. 1939, P. 10 (picture).

1940

  • Heavy round of activities planned; Dean Hudson to play FH, 10/15/1940, P. 1, 6 (picture).
  • Will draw record crowd FH, 10/22/1940, P. 1, 8.
  • Welcome Alumni FH, 10/22/1940, P. 1, 8.
  • Dignified Dean deems dancing definite duty FH, 10/22/1940, P. 1, 8.
  • Will allow alumni to get that old feeling, FH, 10/22/1940, P. 3.
  • College to host school boys FH, 10/22/1940. P. 7
  • Gala week-end FH, 10/29/1940, P. 1, 2 (pictures).
  • Attracts record crowd AG, Dec. 1940. P. 8, 25-26 (pictures)
  • Registration to mark beginning FH, 10/21/1941, P. 1.
  • Plans made for parade, football and dance band led by Freddy Johnson FH, 10/28/1941, P. 1, 2 (picture).
  • 3,000 alumni expected; pep rally scheduled FH, 11/4/1941, P. 1, 8.
  • Freddy Johnson’s Orchestra to provide swing for gala homecoming FH, 11/4/1941, P. 2 (picture).
  • Keydet scalping thrills Homecomers; Thunderous rally sets week end pace FH, 11/11/1941, P. 1, 8.
  • The Flat Hat camera man goes to W&M Homecoming weekend FH, 11/11/1941, P. 5 (pictures).
  • Previous homecomings FH, 11/18/1941, P. 4.
  • Homecoming attendance record set AG, Dec. 1941, P. 7, 27.
  • Homecoming will not be so elaborate AG, Oct. 1942, P. 5.
  • Homecoming curfew warning FH, 10/20/1942, P. 1.
  • Festivities limited; parade abandoned; dances, spirit remain FH, 10/20/1942, P. 1 (picture).
  • Charles Duke to raffle Homecoming Ball for war bond bid FH, 10/20/1942, P. 1.
  • Big success; victory provides climax FH, 10/27/1942, P. 1, 5.
  • Students give impressions FH, 10/27/1942, P. 8 (pictures).
  • Program curtailed but accepted with good grace AG, Dec. 1942, P. 10 (picture).
  • Homecoming is suspended FH, 10/18/1944, P. 3.
  • Classic college events junked for no reason FH, 10/25/1944, P. 8.
  • Campus sees grads return FH, 11/1/1944, P. 4.
  • Insufficient facilities cause cancellation of Homecoming FH, 11/7/1945, P. 1.
  • Homecoming Football Game AG, Dec. 1945, P. 12 (pictures).
  • Holloway crowns Bonnie Wolfgram Queen during informal homecoming event FH, 11/21/1945, 1 (picture).
  • New College band appears at game FH, 11/21/1945, P. 1, 7.
  • Plan to be discussed FH, 9/25/1946, P. 1.
  • Events start with pep rally FH, 10/1/1946, P. 1.
  • Victory celebration AG, Oct. 1946, P. 3.
  • Reggie Childs plays for homecoming dance FH, 10/8/1946, P. 1, 4.
  • Marching band to lead Homecoming parade FH, 10/15/1946, P. 3.
  • Reggie Childs and Maralyn Marsh provide dance music FH, 10/22/1946, P. 1, 7.
  • Homecoming parade recognized as W&M history in the making FH, 10/26/1946, P. 1.
  • Jo Wattles reigns Queen FH, 10/26/1946, P. 1 (picture).
  • Past homecomings feature parades, dances, fireworks FH, 10/26/1946, P. 2 (pictures).
  • Friday Dance features Reggie Childs FH, 10/26/1946, P. 1.
  • Victory Celebration AG, Dec. 1946, P. 8-9, 15.
  • McCurdy calls groups to homecoming meeting FH, 9/30/1947, P. 1.
  • Men students to vote at polls for Queen FH, 10/14/1947, P. 1.
  • Dean Hudson returns FH, 10/7/1947, P. 1, 9.
  • Aides to sell tickets FH, 10/28/1947, P. 1, 11.
  • Men name candidates for Queen FH, 10/28/1947, P. 1 (pictures).
  • Men elect Pat Jones Homecoming Queen; Dean Hudson returns; Parade includes 31 floats FH, 11/4/1947 P. 1, 11 (picture).
  • Alpha Chi Omega wins float prize FH, 11/11/1947, P. 1, 3 (pictures).
  • Ainsworth Crowns queen FH, 11/11/1947, P. 3 (picture).
  • Rain! Homecoming rain AG, Dec. 1947, P. 7, 10 (pictures).
  • Clear weather and Victory AG, Oct. 1948, P. 11 (picture).
  • Fireworks, pep rally begin homecoming FH, 10/5/1948, P. 1.
  • Larry Clinton will furnish music FH, 10/12/1948, P. 1, 11 (picture).
  • Five campus beauties to compete for Homecoming Queen FH, 10/19/1948, P. 1, 12 (pictures).
  • Jo Wattles reigns; Larry Clinton furnishes music FH, 10/16/1948, P. 1, 11 (pictures).
  • Lambert releases information on Homecoming Conduct FH, 10/16/1948, P. 1, 12.
  • 1908 football team to register for Homecoming festivities FH, 10/16/1948, P. 3.
  • An open letter FH, 11/2/1948, P. 1.
  • Gala atmosphere FH, 11/2/1948, P. 11 (pictures).
  • 1908 Football Coach and team return FH, 11/2/1948, P. 11 (pictures).
  • Sun shines for Homecoming AG, Dec. 1948, P. 4-5, 32 (picture).
  • Students reaction AG, Dec. 1948, P. 8, 32.
  • Parade voted on FH, 2/15/1949, P. 1, 12.
  • Elliot Lawrence, top Collegiate band, to provide Tempo for Homecoming FH, 9/27/1949, P. 1, 11.
  • Tickets available FH, 9/27/1949, P. 1.
  • Weekend shapes up, mammoth parade tops festivities FH, 9/27/1949, P. 1.
  • Homecoming 1949 AG, Oct. 1949, 7; AG, Dec. 1949, P. 6.
  • Student body elects Pat Jones Homecoming Queen FH, 10/4/1949, P. 1 (picture).
  • Ball, parade, game head festivities FH, 10/4/1949, P. 1, 12 (picture).
  • Parade instructions FH, 10/4/1949, P. 9.
  • Float entrants meet to discuss Homecoming FH, 9/20/1949, P. 1.
  • Queen receives gifts FH, 10/18/1949, P. 3.
  • Gamma Phi Beta wins first place in parade FH, 10/11/1949, P. 1 (picture).
  • John Dayton crowns queen Pat Jones FH, 10/11/1949, P. 10 (picture).

1950

  • College signs Beneke Band FH, 9/19/1950, P. 1.
  • Dance to spotlight Tex Beneke’s band FH, 9/26/1950, p.1, 12 (picture).
  • Tex Benecke at Homecoming AG, Oct. 1950, p.3, 9; AG, Dec. 1950, p.9-10.
  • Plans reach final stage FH, 10/3/1950, p.1, 11 (pictures)
  • Three bands to add color at halftime FH, 10/3/1950, p.1.
  • Beneke Band displays singer Lawrence, Vocal Comic Yeager FH, 10/3/1950, p.12 (picture).
  • Beneke, floats and queen featured at Homecoming FH, 10/10/1950, p.1 (pictures).
  • Ball to spotlight Buddy Morrow FH, 10/9/1951, p.1 (picture).
  • Seniors to nominate for Homecoming Queen FH, 10/23/1951, p.1.
  • Students nominate eight candidates for Homecoming Queen FH, 10/30/1951, p.1, 11 (pictures).
  • Parade, dance plans reach final stage FH, 11/6/1951, p.1, 12 (picture).
  • Peggy Derring rules over Homecoming FH, 11/13/1951, p.1, 10 (picture).
  • Dances, parade, game mark gala plans FH, 10/21/1952, p.1.
  • Dance spotlights Flanagan Orchestra FH, 10/21/1952, p.1.
  • Dot Bailey crowned queen, KD, Chi Omega split float prize FH, 10/28/1952, p.1, 12 (picture).
  • Largest in ten years FH, 10/28/1952, p.9.
  • Highlights Ag, Dec. 1952, p.12-16.
  • Art Mooney signs for gala weekend FH, 9/29/1953, p.1 (picture).
  • Homecoming AG, Oct. 1953, p.19.
  • Organizations vie in Float contest FH, 10/6/1953, p.1 (picture).
  • Barnes lauds Parade ideas FH, 10/13/1953, p.1.
  • Senior Class selects nominees for queen FH, 10/13/1953 p.1.
  • Big Alumni turnout expected FH, 10/13/1953 p.1.
  • Art Mooney selected for Homecoming Dance FH, 10/20/1953, p.1 (picture).
  • Nominees for queen FH, 10/20/1953, p.12 (picture).
  • Barbara Crosset reigns over dance FH, 10/27/1953, p.1 (picture).
  • Margie Gibbons sings for Homecoming dance FH, 10/27/1953, p.11 (picture).
  • Gamma Phi, Phi Tau floats triumph FH, 10/27/1953, p.12.
  • Highlights AG, Dec. 1953, p.15-19.
  • Tex Beneke signed for Homecoming dance FH, 10/12/1954, p.1 (picture).
  • College dance band provides music for dance FH, 10/19/1954, p.1.
  • Committee chooses Gay Parisian theme FH, 10/26/1954, p.1.
  • Overview Ag, Oct. 1954, p.11.
  • Date set to choose queen FH, 11/2/1954, p.2.
  • Features gala parade, dances FH, 11/2/1954, p.1 (picture).
  • Queen candidates pictured FH, 11/9/1954, p.1 (pictures).
  • Tex Beneke’s music, Parisian setting begin gala activities FH, 11/9/1954, p.1 (picture).
  • Tish Rustad reigns as Queen FH, 11/9/1954, p.1 (picture).
  • Richard Maltby Band engaged for Homecoming dance FH, 10/4/1955, p.1 (picture).
  • Dance committee announces Richard Maltby Orchestra to play FH, 10/11/1955, p.1 (picture).
  • Committee chooses Circus theme for ball FH, 10/18/1955, p.1.
  • Festivities planned for alumni FH, 10/18/1955, p.4 (picture).
  • Queen candidates FH, 10/25/1955, p.1 (pictures)
  • Free corsages, circus theme, Maltby highlight Homecoming weekend FH, 10/25/1955, p.1 (picture).
  • Margie Gibbons signs for Homecoming Dance FH, 10/25/1955, p.15 (picture).
  • Bonfire begins unexpectedly because of prank FH, 11/1/1955, p.1.
  • Parade highlights weekend FH, 11/1/1955, p.1.
  • Jo Napolino reigns FH, 11/1/1955, p.1 (pictures).
  • Homecoming notes AG, Dec. 1955, p.11-12.
  • Les Elgart featured band at Homecoming FH, 9/25/1956, p.1 (picture).
  • Crowning of monarch to highlight festival FH, 10/2/1956, p.1, 4.
  • Elgart’s orchestra debuts at Homecoming FH, 10/2/1956, p.1, 10.
  • Women compete for Queen FH, 10/9/1956, p.1.
  • Elgart’s band plays at dance FH, 10/16/1956, p.1.
  • Finalists compete for crown FH, 10/16/1956, p.1 (pictures).
  • Pep Rally begins festivities FH, 10/16/2956, p.4.
  • Coeds contend for Queen position FH, 10.16.1956, p.4.
  • Floats mock mountaineers FH, 10/23/1956, p.1.
  • Nominations for Court needed FH, 10/23/1956, p.3.
  • The spirit of Homecoming FH, 10/23/1956, p.1 (picture).
  • Kay Wirth wins Queen title FH, 10/23/1956, p.1 (picture).
  • Richard Maltby’s band highlights weekend FH, 10/29/1957, p.1 (picture).
  • Imitation of Classics provides atmosphere FH, 11/5/1957, p.1.
  • Nominations for court beauties open FH, 11/5/1957, p.1.
  • Queen candidates FH, 11/12/1957, p.1 (picture).
  • Dance committee sells tickets FH, 11/12/1957, p.1.
  • Flying leaflets set stage for rally FH, 11/12/1957, p.8.
  • Ginny Fleshman reigns FH, 11/19/1957, p.1, 4 (pictures).
  • Homecoming floats difficult to judge FH, 11/19/1957, p.1, 5 (pictures).
  • Homecoming 1957 AG, Mar. 1958, p.8-10.
  • Lionel Hampton featured at Homecoming FH, 9/30/1958, p.1, 3 (picture).
  • Hampton follows 13-country tour with Homecoming FH, 10/14/1958, p.12.
  • Stan Thompson to play at Saturday dance FH, 10/21/1958, p.5.
  • Festivities originated 32 years ago FH, 10/28/1958, p.11.
  • Queen candidates FH, 10/28/1958, p.1.
  • Greeks work on floats FH, 11/4/1958, p.1.
  • Campus planes events, candidates for queen listed FH, 11/4/1958, p.1, 6 (picture).
  • Modern panels set mood for dances FH, 11/4/1958, p.1.
  • Floats destroyed by fire FH, 11/11/1958, p.1 (picture).
  • Hampton plays at formal dance as Calkins crowns Walker queen FH, 11/11/1958, p.5.
  • Aerial show featured in 1933 Homecoming FH, 11/11/1958, p.3.
  • Walker reigns, paprde[parade?] entertains, football team loses to Davidson FH, 11/11/1958/ p.10-11 (picture).
  • Tri Delt, Sigma Pi take first places for floats FH, 11/11/1958, p.10-11 (picture).
  • Alumni return including 1908 football team FH, 11/18/1958, p.11.
  • Dance support secures final profit FH, 11/18/1958, pg 1.
  • Weekend features Buddy Morrow FH, 9/22/1959, pg 1.
  • Elections for queen FH, 9/22/1959, pg 1.
  • Follow-up elections to designate queen, court set FH, 9/29/1959, pg 1 (picture).
  • Featuring game, dances FH, 9/29/1959, pg 12.
  • Buddy Morrow highlights Homecoming FH, 10/6/1959, pg 1 (picture).
  • Neely crowns queen FH, 10/13/1959, pg 1 (picture).
  • Queens, floats, bands, ROTC featured FH, 10/13/1959, pg 1, pg 3, (picture).
  • Dance ticket sales exceed expectation FH, 10/20/1959, pg 3
  • Homecoming AG, Dec. 1959, pg 17.

1960

  • Elgart to open festivities; Bottoms to crown queen FH, 9/23/1960, pg 1.
  • Seniors nominate queen FH, 9/30/1960, pg 1, pg 11
  • Rally ignites festivities FH, 10/7/1960, pg 1, pg 14 (pictures).
  • Faculty-Alumni seminar becomes permanent part of Homecoming week FH, 10/7/1960, pg 16.
  • Elgart entertains, activities accentuate program For graduates FH, 10/14/1960, pg 1, pg 6 (picture).
  • Alumni return for Roman Holiday FH, 10/14/1960, pg 1, pg 7.
  • First Faculty-Alumni Seminar opens Homecoming Activities FH, 10/14/1960, pg 8.
  • Features many activities FH, 10/21/1960, pg 6, pg 7, (pictures).
  • Biggest Homecoming AG, winter 1961, pg 7-10 (pictures),
  • Flanagan’s Orchestra to play FH, 9/22/1961, pg 16.
  • Greeks, dorms name candidates for Queen FH, 9/29/1961, pg 1, pg 2.
  • Campus to select queen FH, 10/6/1961, pg 16.
  • Paul Bankes heads dance committees FH, 10/11/1961, pg 2 (pictures).
  • Christian, Graves, Yoder semi-finalists for Queen FH, 10/13/1961, pg 3.
  • Landrum dormitory opens rooms after Citadel test FH, 10/31/1961, pg 3.
  • Annual parade kicks off homecoming FH, 10/13/1961, pg 6.
  • Gigantic pep rally, bonfires ignite celebration FH, 10/13/1961, pg 8.
  • Alumni return for festivities FH, 10/13/1961, pg 18.
  • Pat Graves cops crown FH, 10/20/1961, pg 2 (pictures).
  • Paschall inaugurated; Queen’s Guard performs AG, Fall 1961, pg 4.
  • Different style planned FH, 5/18/1962, pg 21.
  • Two Tempos set for Homecoming FH, 9/28/1962, pg 1.
  • Tri-Sponsored hop for entire campus FH, 9/28/1862, pg 12.
  • Big plans’ Covington Swings FH, 9/28/1962, pg 12.
  • The Parade will start on time AG, Oct. 1962, pg 23- 24.
  • One queen, seven princesses FH, 10/5/1962, pg 1
  • Eighteen eye court title FH, 10/12/1962, pg 1.
  • Festivities set candidates for queen listed FH, 10/19/1962.
  • Grads come home again FH, 10/19/1962, pg 1, pg 8.
  • Parade, dance enliven Homecoming FH, 10/26/1962, pg 6 (picture).
  • Dances successful FH, 11/9/1962, pg 10.
  • The Good Weekend AG, Dec 1962, pg 16-17 (pictures).
  • Fun frolic to fill 1963 activities FH, 5/17/1963, pg 8.
  • Lionel Hampton to play FH, 9/27/1963 pg 1.
  • Rites for Returnees AG, Oct. 1963 pg 21.
  • Famed ‘King of Vikes’ paces Homecoming FH, 10/4/1963, pg 1, pg 10 (picture).
  • Six coeds chosen finalists FH, 10/4/1963, pg 1.
  • Queen rides in style FH, 10/4/1963, pg 12.
  • Game promises struggle FH, 10/11/1963, pg 1.
  • Queen begins weekend reighn at dance FH, 10/11/1963, pg 1.
  • It was almost nice FH, 10/18/1963, pg 11 (picture).
  • Old grads arrive for events FH, 10/11/1963, pg 2.
  • Pep Rally, Bonfire FH, 10/11/1963, pg 12 (picture)
  • Parade and game on top FH, Special edition pg 1.
  • Parade honors won by Theta and FH, 10/18/1963, 10.
  • Maynard Williams crowned FH, 10/11/1963, Special edition 1 (picture)
  • Old Grads arrive for events FH, 10/1/1963, pg 2.
  • Pep Rally, Bonfire FH, 10/11/1963, pg 12 (picture)
  • Maynard Williams crowned FH, 10/11/1963. Special edition 1 (picture).
  • Parade and game on top FH, 10/11/1963, Special edition 1.
  • Parade honors won by Theta and PiKa floats FH, 10/18/1963, pg 10.
  • It was almost nice FH, 10/18/1963, pg 11 (picture).
  • A-choo to you, FH, 10/23/1963, pg 3.
  • Both living and dead AG, Dec. 1963, pg 19-20 (pictures).
  • Martha and the Vandellas, Rhinoceros to give concerts FH, 10/10/69, pg 1.
  • Program for 1969 given FH, 10/3/69, pg 1; FH 10/17/69, pg 1
  • W&M to play Davidson for Conference lead FH, 10/17/69, pg 7.
  • Deficit from Concerts, FH, 10/26/69, pg 3.
  • Pictures FH, 10/24/69, pg 11

1970

  • Paul Butterfield Blues Band, B. Y, Rock Ensemble to Perform FH, 10/6/70, pg 1; 10/9/70, pg 1; 10/20/70, pg 4; CO, 10/6/70, pg 1.
  • Gail Granger elected queen FH, 10/13/70, pg 1, pg 4; CO, 10/13/70, pg 1.
  • Citadel defeats W&m FH, 10/13/70, pg 2.
  • Students of W&M inc., sign contract use of W&M Hall FH, 9/24/71, pg 1.
  • Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac, Daddy Cool to perform FH, 10/1/71, pg 3; FH, 10/15/71, pg 1.
  • Dance to be held on Friday, concert on Saturday. CO, 10/22/71, pg 1.
  • Explanations for collapse of concert FH, 10/29/72 pg 1.
  • 1970, AG?, 38.4 : 20-21. 38.2 : 16-23.
  • 1972, AG?, 40.1 : 6-7, 16. 40.3 : 8-9 (pictures).
  • 1973, AG?, 41.3 : 6-7 (pictures).
  • 1974, AG?, 42.3 : 1-2 (pictures). 42.5 : 1, 4-9, 12.
  • 1975, AG?, 43.4 : cover, 2-3 (pictures). 43.5 : 1, 8-13 (pictures).
  • 1976, AG?, Plans, 44.2:.
  • 1977, AG?, Homecoming recalled, 44.4 : 1,2.
  • The concert that wasn’t FH, 10/29/71, pg 3.
  • Daddy Cool presents “bonus” 50’s rock FH, 10/29/71, pg 3.
  • Open letter from promoter FH, 10/29/71, pg 6.
  • Plans for 72 set WMN, 9/26/ 72, pg 6.
  • Alumni Society sets plans FH, 10/5/72, pg 2.
  • Events WMN, 10/10/72, pg 1.
  • Parade FH, 10/13/72, pg 1; WMN, 10/17/72, pg 1.
  • Review of Isaac Hayes concert FH, 10/20/72, pg 3.
  • Pictures FH, 10/20/72, pg5,
  • Homecoming ’73 FH, 10/19/73, pg 20; 10/26/73, pg 12; WMN 10/16/73, pg 1, pg 5; 10/23/73, pg 1, pg 2 (picture).
  • Clydesdale horses to appear WMN, 5/14/74, pg 1.
  • Statesmen to lead parade WMN, 10/1/74, pg 1.
  • Schedule WMN, 10/15/74, pg 1.
  • Parade draws crowd FH, 10/25/74, pg 8-9.
  • 75 Parade theme set FH 9/12/75, pg 7.
  • Announcement of events FH, 10/3/75, pg 7; 10/7/75 pg 1.
  • Queen, princesses announced FH, 10/10/75, pg 7.
  • Students welcome alumni WMN, 10/14/75, pg 2.
  • Preview of parade WMN, 10/5//76, pg 1-2.
  • Homecoming queen candidates FH, 10/1/76, pg 6.
  • Homecoming events FH, 10/8/76, pg 1: WMN, 10/12/76, pg 1; FH 10/15/76, pg 20.
  • Interview with homecoming queen Maureen Lawlor FH, 10/15/76, pg 8.
  • Festivities begin 10/28 WMN, 10/25/77; pg1, pg 2; FH, 10/28/77, pg 1.
  • Rain puts damper on schedule WMN, 11/1/77, pg 3.
  • Senior representatives FH, 10/6/78, pg 3.
  • 1977 Homecoming to feature Alumni Tennis Tournament 45.2 : 17b
  • Report on Homecoming 1977 (pictures) 45.4 : cover, pg 4-11
  • Feature article (pictures) 45.10 : supp. 10-11
  • Feature article on Homecoming Queens (pictures) 46.2 : 1, pg 2
  • Alumni Band (pic.) 46.2 :7a-d
  • 1978 schedule 46.2 : 16
  • Report on Homecoming 1978 (pictures) 46.4 : 1, pg 4-9
  • Schedule WMN, 10/10/78, pg 1, pg 3; FH, 10/13/78, pg 1, pg 4.
  • Honorary cheerleader names WMN, 10/17/78, pg 3.
  • Parade preparations, FH, 9-21-79, pg 6.
  • Alumni receive medallion, WMN, 10-9-79, pg 5.
  • Parade Theme, WMN, 10-16-79, pg 5.
  • Visiting alums, FH, 10-19-79, pg 3.
  • Theme “The Way We Were”, FH, 10-19-79, pg 8.
  • Charlie Daniels Band, FH, 10-19-79, pg 16.
  • Alumni Fellows Named, WMN 10-23-79, pg 2.

1980

  • Parade is still popular feature, WMN, 9/23/80 , p4
  • Homecoming candidates, FH, 9/26/80, p4
  • Brickell is 1980 Grand Marshall, WMN, 9/30/80, p1
  • Schedule of Events, FH, 10/3/80, p1
  • 1969 Homecoming Queen, FH, 10/3/80, p3 (picture) p1
  • HC Queen and float announced, WMN, 10/7/80, p5, FH, 10/10/80, p20
  • Alumni Association considers alternate Homecoming dates, FH, 1/30/81, p6
  • Response Positive to date change, WMN, 2/24/81, p1
  • Record attendance 44.5: la-d;
  • 1979 H.C. celebrates 50th anniversary and honors Lambert, 47.3: cover and p4
  • 1979 HC success 47.4: 1
  • Schedule of events 48.2: 12-13
  • 1980 HC 48.4: 2-5
  • 1980 awards 48.4: 7
  • 1981—Diana Disque was Queen 49.5:1
  • Change in Sunset Ceremony held during homecoming – 50.2:2
  • Homecoming queen nominations begin, FH, 10/16/81, p6.
  • Homecoming queens finalists, FH, 10/30/81, p3.
  • Alumnus has historical tip for float designers, WMN, 11/3/81, p4.
  • Parade, parties highlight Homecoming weekend, FH, 11/6/81, p1.
  • Alumni return for weekend events, WMN, 11/10/81, p1, p7.
  • Homecoming weekend 1981, WMN, 11/10/81, p3 (pictures)
  • Law Alumni make plans during Homecoming activities, WMN, 11/10/81, p5.
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon wins Homecoming parade float contest, FH, 11/13/81, p1 (picture)
  • The parade – a fraternity response, WMN, 12/1/81, p7.
  • College to honor 6 alumni at homecoming, WMN, 10/19/82, p1, p7 (pictures)
  • Davis Y. Paschall chosen Marshall for parade, WMN, 10/26/82, p1, p6 (picture)
  • Student activities for Homecoming to be sponsored by junior board, WMN, 11/2/82, p6.
  • ABC bags liquor license request for dance, FH, 11/5/82, p1.
  • Homecoming still popular; parade winner, WMN, 11/9/82, p1, p5 (picture)
  • Homecoming Queen Mary Lloyd Sinnot, FH, 11/12/82, p1 (picture)
  • 1982 Homecoming Successful, AG, 50.5:1 (picture)
  • First annual Green and Gold swim meet, AG, 50.5: p13 (pic)
  • Home coming 1983, AG, June 1983.
  • WCWM plans homecoming, WMN, 9/13/83, p7.
  • Scheduled for next weekend, FH, 10/14/83, p1, p2.
  • Presentations, Museum opening highlight Homecoming, WMN, 10/18/83, p1, p5.
  • Weekend events information, WMN, 10/18/83, p7.
  • Homecoming 1983, FH, 10/21/83, p1.
  • $50,000 Alumni gift to museum announced at dedication ceremonies, WMN, 10/25/83, p4 (pic)
  • Subject was Art, WMN, 10/25/83, p5 (pic)
  • Homecoming 1983, FH, 10/28/83, p1, p16, p17 (pic)
  • 1983 Homecoming information, AG, Sept. 1983
  • New art museum to be dedicated at Homecoming, AG, Sept., 1983, p13.
  • Publick Times and Fair Days, AG, Sept., 1983, p19
  • Weekend event information, AG, Oct., 1983, p5.
  • Homecoming 1983 honrs the Arts, AG, Nov., 1983, p1, p12-14 (pics)
  • Royalty, AG, Nov. 1983, p16 (pic)
  • Dates announced for 1984, AG, Dec. 1983, p23.
  • Homecoming 1984 information, AG, June 1984, supplement.
  • Linda Lavin to marshal W&M parade, WMN, 9/4/1984, p1 (pic)
  • Homecoming ’84 information, AG, Oct. 1984, supplement.
  • Homecoming has its deadlines, WMN, 10/3/1984, p1.
  • Muscarelle Museum’s Phase II to be launched during homecoming, WMN, 10/24/84, p1.
  • Hans von Baeyer to speak at Order of White Jacket dinner, WMN, 10/24/84, p1 (pic)
  • Homecoming weekend schedule, WMN, 10/31/84, p3.
  • Alumni back on campus scene, FH, 11/2/84, p1, p7.
  • Linda Lavin captures hearts at Homecoming events, WMN, 11/7/84, p4 (pic)
  • Homecoming ’84 was a blast, WMN, 11/7/84, p5 (pic)
  • Lavin livens weekend festivities, FH, 11/9/84, p1, p6.
  • Homecoming 1984—what a wonderful weekend, AG, 12/84, p1 (pic)
  • Scenes from homecoming ’84, 12/84, p5 (pics)
  • Information on Homecoming 1985 events, AG, 9/85, supplement.
  • Parade meeting, WMN, 9/5/85, p3.
  • Homecoming, FH, 9/20/85, p4.
  • Homecoming Court nominations encouraged, WMN, 10/30/85, p5.
  • Revised nominating procedure for Homecoming Court, FH, 11/1/85, p5.
  • Dance to be held in Trinkle Hall, FH, 11/8/85, p15
  • Activities outlined, WMN, 11/13/85, p3, p5
  • Alums swell town; activities of weekend highlighted, FH, 11/15/85, p1, p4.
  • 19 floats entered, FH, 11/15/85, p1, p4
  • Homecoming court announced, FH, 11/15/85, p1, p4.
  • First annual garden party to be held in the sunken gardens, FH, 11/15/85, p1, p4.
  • Scenes from parade, WMN, 11/20/85, p5 (pic)
  • W&M victorious over Richmond in Homecoming game, FH, 11/22/85, p1.
  • Seniors exit with class, FH, 11/22/85, p12.
  • “Festive Homecoming Welcomes the Verkuils; Victory over Richmond provides fitting climax to weekend”, AG, 12/85, p1 (pic)
  • Scenes from Homecoming 1985, AG, 12/85, p5, p6(pic)
  • Plans for 1986 announced, AG, 9/86
  • Plans for Homecoming 1986, AG, 10/86
  • Anne Dobie Peebles to be Grand Marshall; other persons and events, WMN, 11/12/86, p1.
  • Weekend Activities, FH, 11/14/86, p1 (pic)
  • Anne Dobie Peebles is Grand Marshall, WMN, 11/19/86, p1 (pic)
  • Record crowds, winning floats, FH, 11/21/86, p1 (pic)
  • Anniversaries highlight Homecoming; pictures, AG, 12/86, p1, p8-11(pics)
  • 1987 schedule, AG, 9/87, p11, p12 (pic)
  • Events for students and alums, FH, 10/23/87, p1, p3
  • 1987 pictures, WMN, 10/28/87, p4, p5 (pictures)
  • Alums come home, FH, 10/30/87, p1, p2 (pic)
  • Schedule, AG, 10/87, p10, p11(pic)
  • 1987, AG, 11/87, 8-11 (pic)
  • “Name that tune”, AG, 8/88, p2
  • Scheduled events, AG, 8/88, insert.
  • Schedule, WMN, 8/24/88, p8
  • Homecoming schedule, 11/88, p3-p6, 1988 AG oct. 1988, p11.
  • Music is theme for Homecoming, WMN, 11/2/88, p7.
  • SA homecoming dance, Friday , WMN, 11/2/88, p7.
  • Beat Wofford, FH, 11/4/88, p1, p7 (pic)
  • Alumni dodge the rain on busy weekend, WMN, 11/9/88, p5 (pics)
  • Homecoming 1988 – music to the ears, AG, dec. 1988, p1, p8, p9, p10, p11 (pics)
  • Wicked witch of Williamsburg, FH, 11/11/88, p1 (pics)
  • Theme announced, “the best of times”, AG, March, 89, p8.
  • Make your plans: only six months to homecoming, AG, may 89, p8.
  • Theatre reunion part of homecoming festivities, AG, Aug. 89, p8.
  • Registration and schedule – the best times, AG, Aug 89’, insert, p1-4 (pics)
  • Homecoming 89’ scheduled, WMN, 10/25/89, p5.
  • Football alumni come home, FH, 11/3/89, p1.
  • Welcome back moneybags, er, alumni FH, 11/3/89, p13, p17
  • Howard Scammon grand marshall for Homecoming Parade, WMN, 11/8/89, p1 (pic)
  • Sunny skies welcome record number of alumni back to campus for the weekend, WMN, 11/8/89, p4, p5.
  • Floating to victory, FH, 11/10/89, p1 (picture)Record crowds celebrate ‘the best of times’, AG, Dec. 89, p1 (pics)
  • Homecoming 1989, AG, Dec. 1989, p5, p6 (pictures)

1990

  • Plan: Best in Virginia, AG, Winter 1990, p37.
  • It’s magic! 1990 theme, AG, march 1990, p39.
  • Don’t miss the magic, AG, summer 1990, p39
  • Registration and Schedule for 1990, AG, sept. 1990, insert p1-4
  • W. Brooks George named Grand Marshall of parade, AG, Sept. 1990, p2 (pic)
  • William and Mary ‘magic’ to shine at homecoming, WMN, 10/24/90, p5 (pic)
  • Second annual step show, FH, 10/26/90, p10
  • BSO formal, FH, 10/26/90, p10
  • Highlights, AG, Oct. 1990, 10.
  • Coming home to the ‘Burg, FH, 11/2/90, p1, p6(pic)
  • Alumni and friends celebrate Homecoming classic, WMN, 11/7/90, p4 (pic)
  • Alumni and friends celebrate Homecoming ‘classic’, AG, Dec. 1990, 3-6 (pics)
  • Welcome from the bottom of our pockets, FH, 11/2/1990, p7.
  • To celebrate ‘Solid Gold Memories’, AG, March 1991, p8.
  • To celebrate ‘Solid Gold memories’, AG, may 1991, p22.
  • “Solid Gold memories” events planned, AG, summer, 1991, p37
  • Five to receive Alumni Medallion at Homecoming, AG, sept., 1991, p1 (pics)
  • T.C. Clarke named grand marshall, AG, sept. 1991, p1.
  • Registration & Schedule, AG, sept. 1991, insert.
  • “Solid Gold Memories” promises traditional festivities, WMN, 10/2/91, p1
  • Schedule of Events, WMN, 10/2/91, p6.
  • The homecoming parade: a William and mary tradition, AG, Oct. 1991, p4 (pics)
  • Events scheduled, WMN, 10/16/91, p7
  • Dance at W&M hall, FH, 10/18/91, p16
  • Homecoming events, FH, 10/18/91, insert p1-8(pics)
  • Almost Golden: Homecoming parade, FH, 10/25/91, p1 (pics)
  • Parade winner, FH, 10/25/91, p13
  • Start planning for 1993, AG, Dec. 1991, p1.
  • Creating new “solid gold memories”, AG, dec. 1991, 1-3 (pics)
  • Key dates for Tercentenary, WMN, 2/18/92, p4
  • A class act, AG, may 1992, p8
  • Get ready!, AG, June 1992, p17
  • A class act, AG, sept. 1992, insert p1-8 (pics)
  • Life’s a parade, FH, 10/2/92, p7 (pics)
  • Events scheduled, WMN, 10/14/92, p5
  • Alumni society celebrates 150th anniversary, WMN, 10/21/92, p6 (pics)
  • Recyclable goods, FH, 10/23/92, p6 (pics)
  • Alumni and friends bask in Homecoming glow, AG, dec. 1992, p10-11 (pics)
  • Get ready!, AG, March 1993, p15
  • Tercentenary events supplement , AD, May/June 1993, supplement 1-15 (pictures)
  • Classes canceled on Oct. 22 to accommodate ‘Academic Festival’, WMN, 8/18/93, p3
  • Stroll down memory lane, AG, Summer 1993, p5 (pic)
  • 300th parade planned, FH, 8/20/93, p2 (pic)
  • Workspace needed for homecoming floats, WMN, 9/1/93, p2
  • Workplace needed for homecoming floats, WMN, 9/29/93, p3
  • Clydesdales to strut their stuff in Tercentenary Homecoming parade, WMN, 9/29/93, p5.
  • Tercentenary topper, WMN, 10/13/93, p3 (pic)
  • Getting around, WMN, 10/13/93, p3.
  • Distribution planned for Busch bash tickets, WMN, 10/13/93, p3.
  • Music, music, music, WMN, 10/13/93, p3, p8.
  • Academic festival, EMN, 10/13/93, p4, p5.
  • Party for alumni planned, FH, 10/15/93, p1, p6.
  • Alumni greeted on 300th, FH, 10/22/93, p1, p3
  • Busch Gardens Birthday party highlights homecoming, WMN, 10/28/93, p1, p6 (pic)
  • Homecoming scrap book, WMN, 10/28/93m p6-7 (pictures)
  • Alumni celebrate 300th, FH, 10/29/93, p1, p2, p11 (pics)
  • Competition winners, FH, 10/29/93, p9
  • Record crowds celebrate Tercentenary Homecoming, AG, Dec. 1993, p1, p6, p7 (pics)
  • Tercentenary turnouts break records, AG, Dec. 1993, p25.
  • To celebrate, AG, winter 1994, 38-43 (pics)
  • Supplement, AG, sept. 1994, insert, p1-12.
  • The beat goes on, AG, sept. 1994, p2.
  • Thatcher, Brady to visit Homecoming weekend, FH, 10/21/1994, p1, p4(pic)
  • Heralds fourth century, FH, 11/4/94, p1, p2.
  • ‘Go Tribe go’ says alums, FH, 11/11/94, p1 (picture).
  • Sarah Brady address gun control progress, FH, 11/11/94, 4.
  • Competition Winners, FH, 11/11/94, p11.
  • Thatcher returns to College, WMN, 11/16/94, p1, p5 (picture)
  • Alumni come home to William and Mary, WMN, 11/16/94, p5 (pic)
  • It did not miss a beat, AG, Dec. 1994, p1, p4-5 (pictures)
  • ‘Raising the roof’, WMN, 10/18/95, p3
  • Preparation under way, FH, 10/27/95, p1, p4.
  • Highlights, WMN, 11/1/95, p9 (pic)
  • Clarification of parade winners, WMN, 11/15/95, p3
  • Raising the Roof, AG, Dec. 1995, p1 (pics)
  • ‘To knit the generations…’, AG dec. 1995, p8 (pics)
  • A real homecoming for Grand Marshall’s Zoe and Tom Graves, Ag, Aug, 1996, p6 (pic)
  • Welcome back, FH, 10/25/96, p1, p2.
  • Fear of failure drove the Class of 1996, WMN, 10/30/96, p5 (pic)
  • A royal experience, AG, dec. 1996, supplement p1-7 (pic)
  • Jack Borgenicht named grand marshal of parade, AG, Aug. 1997, p12 (pic)
  • College readies for Homecoming, FH, 10/24/97, p1, p3 (pic)
  • Alumni march in years past, FH, 10/24/97, p3
  • New alumni Center dedicated, WMN, 10/30/97, p1, p6 (pics).
  • Welcome Home!, AG, Dec. 1997, Cover, insert p1-8 (pics)
  • Struttin’ their stuff, Ag, Dec. 1997, insert p6, p7 (pics)
  • Margaret Thatcher to speak, FH, 10/2/98, p1.
  • Good times roll, WMN, 10/15/98, p3.
  • Rolling toward Wrenewal, WMN, 10/29/98, p4 (pic)
  • Traditions, testimonials and turtles, WMN, 10/29/98, p5 (pics)
  • Let the good times roll, FH, 11/6/98, p5 (pics)
  • The good times, AG, Dec. 1998, cover insert 1-8 (pics)
  • Howard Smith named grand Marshall AG, August 1999, p8 (pic)
  • Rallying for ‘Tribal Pride’, FH, 10/29/99, p9, p12 (pic)
  • Up, up and away, FH, 11/12/99, p12 (pics)
  • Only in Williamsburg, WMN, 11/22/99, p6 (pics)
  • Homecoming Gazette, AG, dec. 1999, insert (pics)

2000

  • Battle of the classes, FH, 10/6/2000, p12.
  • Everybody loves a parade, WMN, 10/5/2000, p6.
  • Homecoming helps the Alumni Society’s record department put faces with names, WMN, 10/19/2000, p4 (pic)
  • Women and men reverse roles during powder puff game to welcome in Homecoming, FH, 10/27/2000, p1 (pics)

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