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TBT: Studying in Falvey Library Back in 1975

TBT of students in Falvey

We’re hopping into our trusty time machine and heading back to Villanova, circa 1975.

The first VCRs* rolled off the assembly lines in Japan, and while Saturday Night Live would premiere that fall, every Thursday night Villanova students flocked to the Library to study and work on papers. And, quite possibly, work on growing a mustache that even Tom Selleck would admire.

“How nice, Friday and Saturday are still to come,” wryly notes the Belle Air copy.

Special thanks to Michael Foight, Director, Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement, who discovered this treasure in Falvey’s yearbook collection.


* Note: VCRs are video cassette recording machines. For more on VCRs, check out Fast Forward: Hollywood, the Japanese, and the Onslaught of the VCR in Falvey’s main collection.


Shawn Proctor Head shot

Shawn Proctor, MFA, is Communication and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Library.



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Last Modified: June 15, 2023

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