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Looking Back: Flapper Coeds and Baby Blessings


seven female BYU students dressed in long coats and hats

Above: In the 1920s seven “flapper” coeds made up an official BYU greeting committee at the Provo railroad station, welcoming students as they arrived in town for registration (photo by John Homer Wakefield, courtesy L. Tom Perry Special Collections, UAP2 F124).

Below: A passel of babies await blessings in a fast meeting of the Wymount Branch in 1951. The branch was created to accommodate the flood of students who enrolled on campus after World War II (courtesy L. Tom Perry Special Collections, UAP2 F190).

a black and white picture of rows of parents holding babies

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