The Peak of Perfection of Feminine Pulchritude


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. Beauty was the "sole criterion for selection." The Microcosm's staff writes that this "added adornment...might well be labeled as a pleasant repast and the peak of perfection of feminine pulchritude." The 1956 Miss Microcosm was Mary Greensides, and the runners up were Pat Eshelman, Jocelyn Peltz, Pat Townsend, Joan Brownell, Carolyn Fitzcharles, and Connie Greer.

Location of Document in Archives
Microcosm 1956