In 1992 telephones were installed in students’ dorm rooms. Until then students had to make do with pay phones near “The Box,” in Douglas, or in noisy residence hallways.
The 1962 Student and Staff Directory barely filled two pages and listed twelve staff and faculty, and seventeen students. By 1974, the TWC Directory was a 30-page booklet, complete with eye-catching cover graphics (see image). Around 1997 the printed student directory was discontinued, to be replaced by an online directory of email addresses.
[TWU Archives: Coll. 4 B 3 File 5]
Campus Phone Booth
A phone booth near the original dorms, 196-.
Public phones had their advantages… 197-.
[TWU Archives: 1998-01-4367]
…but a little privacy can go a long way… 197-.
By the early 2000s many students had their own mobile phones. Student texting on her iPhone in the library, 2010.
Photographer: Mike Rathjen, University Communications, 2010