Miss Microcosm

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Miss Microcosm's Court

The 1963 Microcosm staff continued to place the Miss Microcosm feature in the front half of the yearbook like it did in 1962. Unlike in 1962, however, the staff does not divulge how it made the selection. Miss Microcosm Barbara Duvall "will be married in June" and "represents the model of beauty, charm, and personality of the Dickinson coed." Her maid of honor and runners up included Brenda Sadler, Linda Goodridge, Carnie Green, Joanne Harris, Ginny Krueger, Cheryl Livingston, and Ginny Sutton.

Date: 1963
Miss Microcosm's Court

The 1962 Microcosm presents the year's Miss Microcosm at the front of the yearbook rather than the end, as was the case prior to this date. The Microcosm claims that this year is the first in which students' votes elected Miss Microcosm and her court. The 1962 Miss Microcosm was Chi Omega Sweetheart and married student Gwen Steege, who the Microcosm listed as having "fair features, feminine grace, and charm of personality...." The runners-up included Brenda Sadler, Barbara Duvall, Carnie Green, Lynn Davis, Barbara Geyer, Ginny Sutton, and Ginny Krueger.

Date: 1962
Paula Shedd

The 1960 Microcosm recruited two judges to select the year's Miss Microcosm. They chose Paula Shedd from among Dickinson's "prettiest girls." Her court included: Shirley Bahrs, Mary Fox, Sonja Gohn, Dottie Gayner, Susan McDowell, Joan Spire, Judith Simoni, and Mary L. Thomson. According to the Microcosm, Paula represents "the ultimate of beauty of Dickinson."

Date: 1960
Maverick

As an annual tradition for five years, the Microcosm selected one female student--based "strictly on beauty"--as the 1959 Miss Microcosm. Unlike 1958, the Microcosm outsourced the selection of Miss Microcosm to James "Maverick" Garner in California. James Garner chose Anne Briner.

Date: 1959
Miss Microcosm

Continuing the four-year tradition of electing a "Miss Microcosm" from Dickinson's coeds, the 1958 editorial staff of the Microcosm selected nine students from the nominations of fourteen national fraternities. The staff submitted photos of these women to three judges, who chose one Miss Microcosm, which the yearbook presented "as Dickinson's finest in grace, beauty, and charm."

Date: 1958
Miss Microcosm and Her Court

The 1957 Microcosm continued its three-year custom of electing a "Miss Microcosm" along with her court. Like in 1956, fourteen national fraternities on campus nominated female students from which the editorial staff selected nine. These nine appeared before three judges who chose them based on their beauty and charm. They elected Barbara James Kline, a married student, as "Miss Microcosm." The runners up were Patricia Townsend, Mary Greensides, Patricia Eshelman, Inge Paul, Joan Brownell, Sue Fooder, Jeanne Thomas, and Nancy Cross.

Date: 1957
Decoration

The 1956 Microcosm presented the "Queens of Campus." The fourteen national Greek letter fraternities on campus nominated ten female students to parade in front of three judges. From these, the judges chose one "Miss Microcosm" and six runners up.

Date: 1956
Miss Microcosm

The 1955 Microcosm gave the task of selecting the year's "Miss Microcosm" to Jack Webb, a "well-known personality in the theatrical world." Of the eight portraits of Dickinson College coeds sent to him, he chose Joanne Neilson as "Miss Microcosm." Runners-up included: Susan Marquardt, Patricia Eshelman, Jeanne Carlson, Jocelyn Peltz, Carolyn Fitzcharles, Jane Lewis, and Mary Ann Walter.

Date: 1955