Wittenberg University 1967

Witt 1967

I was flipping through one of my old Wittenberg University yearbooks and I thought I’d share a few pictures. The year was 1967, often remembered as the “Summer of Love”; it was a time of long hair, bell bottoms, and hippies. However, outside of the counter-culture movement, traditional American style was pretty much the same. Albeit lapels and ties were skinnier, the frames of glasses thicker and, yes, even those with conservative style had longer hair. However, this isn’t so different than trends we see today. Even J.Press (2.75”) and Brooks Brothers (2.5/8”) are offering ties under 3”, as well as skinny lapels, and hair styles are still all over the place. I guess the more things change the more they say the same. I hope that you enjoy these images as much as I do.


Homecoming Queen 1966

Professor on Bicycle

Lapel Roll

Hair Cut 1967Professor Walking to class 1967

Sack Sport Coat 1967

P3 style Glasses 1967

Cool Freshman

Class President 1969

College is funAlways remember to have fun!

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Jerrod Swanton is a simple man interested in simple, classic, and traditional style.

4 Comments on "Wittenberg University 1967"

  1. Fred says:

    Hi Jarrod,
    Thanks for the pictures. I graduated from St. John Fisher College in 1969 in Rochester NY. The styles are quite similar as we all wore coat and tie to class, mass and meals. The standard fare in clothing was traditional and we all dressed the prep collegiate style. I remain faithful to that style of clothing today.
    I really enjoy all of your entries.


  2. MHJ says:

    I must be reading this wrong, this isn’t your class yearbook. You look like you’re in your ’20s.

  3. oxford cloth button down says:

    Fred – It is amazing how well dressed the basics will keep us.

    MHJ – This yearbook is from my collection of yearbooks not from when I was in school. That does read a little confusing, sorry!

  4. Stirling Newberry says:

    Thank you for posting this, an interesting look back. Sorry for the brief remark, meetings call.

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