The Milwaukee Downer Years, 1936 - 1940
entered Milwaukee-Downer College in the fall of 1936, majoring in
art and English. Active in crew and field hockey, she also worked
on various campus publications. Shortly after her arrival in Milwaukee,
she created "Beulah," the quintessential Downer co-ed.
Beulah adorned many campus posters and never hesitated, through
her actions, to comment on the absurdities of college life.
Liz kept a journal during her college years, writing about academics
and social life, as well as national events and life in the city
of Milwaukee. The journal excerpts included in this exhibit are
from her senior year, 1939-40. Liz was enjoying the privilege of
being a senior but beginning to disengage from college life. She
wondered about her future employment prospects and worried about
the fate of the United States and the World as the Second World
War progressed in Europe. To read journal excerpts from her time
at Milwaukee Downer College, follow the 19 September 1939 link on
the left side of this page.
view of Milwaukee-Downer College.
courtesy of Lawrence University Archives