[Bachelor of Ugliness Philip H. Porter]

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Creation: 1895

University tradition describes this award as a contest for the most popular male student who represented “the ideal of young manhood.” Elected by his peers, the Bachelor of Ugliness was first chosen on Founder’s Day in 1895. In 1898, writers at Phi Delta Theta magazine recalled the winner having the “strongest geographical faction." Although no longer awarded by Vanderbilt. several Tennessee universities continue this tradition today.

Title

[Bachelor of Ugliness Philip H. Porter]

Date

Creation: 1895

Description

University tradition describes this award as a contest for the most popular male student who represented “the ideal of young manhood.” Elected by his peers, the Bachelor of Ugliness was first chosen on Founder’s Day in 1895. In 1898, writers at Phi Delta Theta magazine recalled the winner having the “strongest geographical faction." Although no longer awarded by Vanderbilt. several Tennessee universities continue this tradition today.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Black-and-white photographs

Source

MSS0159, John Fulton Collection, Number 238

Files

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Citation

“[Bachelor of Ugliness Philip H. Porter],” Gallery, accessed November 19, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/837.