1950s Cornhuskin'Cornhuskin’ started in 1945 as the Cornhuskin’ Bee.  Originally Cornhuskin’ was a series of contests combined with folk dancing and singing. In 1966 the word “Bee” was dropped from the name.  Once only being a one day event, in 1971 Cornhuskin’ became a week-long event. Today, Cornhuskin’ is still a popular tradition that consists of contests, skits, a parade, and other activities that promote both inter-class competition and unity.  This year Cornhuskin' will take place the week of November 2-6.  To learn more about the history of Cornhuskin’ click on the links below or visit the College Archives.

1950s Cornhuskin' (Click on the image to enlarge)

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Going Strong


Jo Allen

Campus Buildings, 1986 to Present

Raleigh Events in 2010

On This Day….2010

Athletic Field and Track Complex

Meredith Study Abroad: Sansepolcro, Italy

The Avenging Angels

Tibetan Monks Visit Campus

Oak Leaves Celebrates 100 Years

80th Anniversary of Alice

Elie Wiesel

First Men Graduate from Meredith

Science and Math Building

September 11, 2001

Maureen Hartford

Fannie E. S. Heck Fountain

Meredith Hues Iris

Meredith College and North Carolina Baptists Redefine Their Relationship

Hurricane Fran

A look at Meredith traditions in 1994


White Iris Ball

Meredith College Centennial Celebration

Ring Dinner

Jane Goodall Speaks at Meredith College

Teaching Fellows

The Twig Renamed The Herald

President Jimmy Carter Visits Meredith College

Campus Buildings, 1965-1985

Big Bear on Campus

Honors Program

New Computer Opportunities

Master’s Degrees

1982-1983 Dating on Campus

1950s vs 1982

Golf Team Wins State Championship

Snowy Campus

Meredith Wins 1971 DUMP Tournament

Lillian Parker Wallace Lecture

Flossie Mae Wooten, Class Mascot

Meredith College and the Vietnam War

John E. Weems

First Class Doll to Wear Pants

The Bathtub Ring

First African American Students Enroll at Meredith

E. Bruce Heilman

Faculty Distinguished Lecture

Class Day moved to McIver Amphitheater

Dress Hem Protest

Campus Buildings, 1949-1963

JFK Memorial Service


1960-1961 Register of Students

Dormitory Cards

Shall We Dance

Johnson Hall Steps

A History of Meredith College

On This Day-1956

1954-1955 Faculty

On This Day…1954

Alumnae House

Bee Hive

Student Life 1949-1950

1947-1948 College Events

Meredith Magazine

Angel Farm

S.S. Meredith Victory

Merger with Wake Forest

The Hut

Historical Marker

Carlyle Campbell

1939 Future Campus Plan

Meredith Plate

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Silver Shield

Horses and Equitation at Meredith


Big Sis/Lil Sis

Great Depression

May Day

Move to the New Campus

Meredith History Timeline, 1891-1924

Groundbreaking for the New Campus

Alice in Wonderland

Class History

Student Academic Schedule

Granddaughters’ Club

On this Day…1925

Student Life in the 1920s

Senior Class Child Mascots

Women’s Suffrage


World War I

Elizabeth Delia Dixon-Carroll

Student Regulations