Looking Back: BYU’s Bat Girls and a Debate on the Quad
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Looking Back: Bat Girls and Debate on the Quad

Eight BYU female students hold bats on the campus baseball diamond.
Courtesy L. Tom Perry Special Collections, UAP2 F337

Above: For a time at BYU, batboys lost their job to a group of female students whom Collegiate Baseball magazine dubbed “All-American Bat Girls.” The original photo description said these girls “made it hard for the players to keep their eyes on the ball.”

Below: This spontaneous debate on campus in the early ’70s arose from a “Support U.S. Policy in Vietnam” sign, which attracted crowds of students, both for and against.

Student engage in a debate over U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
L. Tom Perry Special Collections, UAP2 F267