Freshman Beanies and Pins
The Freshman Beanie was introduced in 1920. The original style was a black cap with a red button on top and a green F attached to the front of the cap. These later gave way to a red cap with the class year of
the freshman prominently displayed in black on the front of the beanie. The caps had to be worn all year long unless the freshman were victorious in the sophomore-freshmen day contest, usually consisting of a football game or other athletic contests held in the Fall. By 1967, the move had been made to require red
and black with “Davidson” on the front instead of the class year. This was done so the caps could be sold to the public. 1969 was the last year that the freshmen caps were required.
Author: Dustin Edge
Date: May 2001
Cite as: Edge, Dustion. “Freshman Beanies and Pins”
Davidson Encyclopedia May 2001 <https://digitalprojects.davidson.edu/omeka/s/college-archives-davidson-encyclopedia/page/freshman-beanies-and-pins>