Left, Elenor Roosevelt at the podium in Finney Chapel in 1942 following her all-night train and bus trip to town. Her topic: the role of youth in post-war America. Right, Singer Marion Anderson performs at Finney for a standing-room-only event scheduled soon after the famed DAR rebuff.
Finney Chapel during the compulsory chapel services with men clearly divided from the women. The picture changed dramatically in 1935 when President Wilkins decreed that students may "sit next to a person of the opposite sex," - but, of course, in Chapel only.