Social Events during World War II

Leisure activities during World War II

Helen Alexander Bachman (Class of 1946) describes social events during World War II in a 1990 interview. Dickinson College had sororities and fraternities, which planned pledge dances and parties. As a Zeta Tau alpha, Bachman remembers using the fraternity houses for sorority pledge dances. Professors and their wives would chaperone dances and other student activities. When male students were drafted into the army, it affected the social life on campus. Female students went to the movies, played bridge, or went to dinner. The Allison United Methodist Church had a youth group with activities for the college students and the Air Cadets on campus during that period. There were, however, strict rules for interaction between the Air Cadets and female students.