Artifact


E.T. Beenie

Era
East Texas State Teachers College
Acquisition
Gift
Creator
East Texas State Teachers College
Dimensions
3 x 7 x 7.5 inches
Decade
1960s

A blue and gold beanie worn by ET freshmen. In the 1950s and 1960s, freshmen at ET wore freshman caps. According to the 1956-1957 ET Handbook, these caps “represent responsibility being assumed by the freshmen – responsibility of holding high the standards of E.T. The caps identify newcomer and create among the freshmen a spirit of loyalty to their class and to the college.”