The National College Queen

This contest for top female college student ("fifty percent beauty, fifty percent brains") appears to have begun in 1953:

Source: ETSU Collegian (Johnson City, Tennessee) 01 Apr 1955, Fri Page 5

The first photo below is from 1969, and I can't envision the contest surviving much beyond that revolutionary date.

Source: The Aggielite (Tishomingo, Oklahoma) 15 Mar 1955, Tue Page 1

It was once so popular, it was televised nationwide.

Source: The Kingston Daily Freeman (Kingston, New York) 10 Jun 1967, Sat Page 16

     Posted By: Paul - Fri Sep 23, 2022
     Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests | Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues | Intelligence | Television | 1950s | 1960s

The ETSU Collegian (first article) conflates NY with NJ. Where do I send my demand for a correction?
Posted by ges on 09/23/22 at 08:59 AM
ges, that sort of thing should be sent to:

1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500

Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 09/23/22 at 12:52 PM
@ges -- You mean there's a difference between NY and NJ?
Posted by Phideaux on 09/23/22 at 03:19 PM

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