Homecoming at FSU

It’s Homecoming Week at FSU and there have been many exciting events happening around campus for students and alumni. Homecoming is always a festive time of year at FSU, with events like Pow Wow, Warchant, the Homecoming parade, and the Homecoming football game to keep folks busy all week.

Please enjoy some photographs and ephemera from past Homecoming activities.

 

Homecoming Prop Outside Pi Beta Phi House, "FSU's First, Welcome Alums" (Lillian M. Mandyck Photograph Album, 1948)
Homecoming Prop Outside Pi Beta Phi House, “FSU’s First, Welcome Alums”, 1948 (Lillian M. Mandyck Photograph Album)
Florida State QB Ed Pritchett of Decatur, Ga., scores FSU's second and final touchdown during the game against North Carolina State. This marked FSU's first homecoming win since 1958.
Florida State QB Ed Pritchett of Decatur, Ga., scores FSU’s second and final touchdown during the game against North Carolina State. This marked FSU’s first homecoming win since 1958. (FSU Historic Photograph Collection)
A decorated pickup truck with the name "Jennie" on the front carrying several women dressed in Seminole-inspired costumes makes its way up the street passing the Capitol Radio Labs during the 1948 Florida State University Homecoming parade, as spectators in formal wear watch.
A decorated pickup truck with the name “Jennie” on the front carrying several women dressed in Seminole-inspired costumes makes its way up the street passing the Capitol Radio Labs during the 1948 Florida State University Homecoming parade, as spectators in formal wear watch. (FSU Historic Photograph Collection)
Student Cars in Homecoming Parade
Student Cars in Homecoming Parade, 1948 (FSU Historic Photograph Collection)
Football program from FSU vs. Stetson (10/27/51)
Football program from FSU vs. Stetson (10/27/51)(FSU Vertical Files)
1953 Homecoming program
1953 Homecoming program (FSU Vertical Files)
Florida State University's 1970 homecoming Queen Doby Lee Flowers poses in the traditional headdress. On November 13, 1970, she became the first black Homecoming Queen in the history of FSU. She was a social welfare student and was sponsored by the Black Student Union.
Florida State University’s 1970 homecoming Queen Doby Lee Flowers poses in the traditional headdress. On November 13, 1970, she became the first black Homecoming Queen in the history of FSU. She was a social welfare student and was sponsored by the Black Student Union. (FSU Historic Photograph Collection)
 1955 Homecoming queen Margaret Ann Ballinger shown crowning 1956 Queen Laytie Brown with the traditional headdress, both in formal wear.
1955 Homecoming queen Margaret Ann Ballinger shown crowning 1956 Queen Laytie Brown with the traditional headdress, both in formal wear. (FSU Historic Photograph Collection)

To see more photographs, ephemera, and artifacts related to the history of Florida State, check out the FSU Heritage Protocol Digital Collections or like the Heritage Protocol Facebook page.

About Hannah Wiatt Davis

Hannah Wiatt Davis is the Archives Assistant for the FSU Heritage Protocol & University Archives. She received her MLIS from FSU in August, 2014.

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