A recent post got me thinking—does anyone out there happen to know when Brigham Young University first had dress and grooming standards, and what they were? I know they were different at some point (and at one time may not have existed)—the “history of hair” pictures in the Wilkinson Center* attest to that. Nineteenth-century academies might well have had rules on clothing, and so there may have been such rules in the Brigham Young Academy era, but i have no idea if that was actually the case.
* I don’t know if these still exist, but if they don’t, they should be put back simply for their kitsch value. It’s a series of pictures of homecoming(?) queens dating back several decades, and it’s a fabulous chronology of hairstyles through the years. When i was there there was a two-pronged controversy over the pictures, with very different groups agitating mildly for their removal: those who felt they objectified women, and those who were horrified that the women in the 1960s pictures were generally in sleeveless gowns.
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