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From the SMCM Archives By Kat Ryner '86

Can you help solve a mystery?

I've cataloged thousands of photographs for SMCM since becoming archivist in 2001, and I need some help with this one. This photo was probably taken in the Smoker, the recreation room once on the ground floor of Kent Hall. Who are these men? And just when was the photo taken-before or after the school became fully co-ed in 1965? Playing cards, drinking Sprite-what else did young men in the '60s do in their spare time on campus? And who created the panoramic mural on the wall behind them? If you have any answers or theories, please contact me.

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