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This week, we are celebrating with the rest of the university the 125th anniversary of UL Lafayette. The university was established as Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute on July 14, 1898. Today begins a yearlong celebration of our anniversary and Special Collections is starting right here.

Attached to this post are several pictures found in Special Collections that show the university in our early years and some pictures of the university kicking off the anniversary celebration with an ice cream social for faculty and staff.

Since being established, we have made the jump from Industrial Institute to University. We have had a wild ride as an institution, and we are so happy to be celebrating this huge milestone!

More information can be found in the University Archives, or the book A Brief History of the University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1900 to 1960.

Special Collections - 125th Anniversary of UL Lafayette

View more photos on the Special Collections Facebook Page.

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