Or rather, the Tempe Normal School, which is what it was called when it was first established in 1885. A Normal School was the old-fashioned term for a teaching college, which taught teaching "norms". And while there were many male students who were learning to become teachers, there were a LOT of females. The name of the school changed to the Tempe Teachers College in 1922, Arizona State Teachers College in 1928, Arizona State College in 1948, and Arizona State University in 1959.
The lovely young woman in the photo above is standing in front of Tempe Butte (A Mountain) in 1919. No, no one ever called her a coed, she was a Normal.
|Palm Walk on the ASU campus in 1966|
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