Beloit College Magazine

Beloit College Magazine

Winter 2017 (January 30, 2017)

Remember your Folk ’n’ Blues T-shirts?

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January 27, 2017

[W17] Folk 'n' Blues T-Shirts

Yours may have featured a tree, a guitar, a turtle, or all three. The Folk ’n’ Blues T-shirt is an icon, a unique Beloit souvenir that conjures memories of live music and dancing with friends on Beloit’s front lawn. Each is a work of art, often created by a Beloiter whose name is lost to history. In honor of one of the college’s longest-standing music traditions, we salute the humble Folk ’n’ Blues T-shirt with this photo of 1970s and 1980s shirts from the collection in College Archives.

If you still have your T-shirt somewhere, we invite you to send us a photo for posterity. Send it to While you’re at it, include a memory or two of Folk ’n’ Blues. If enough T-shirts and memories reach us, we’ll publish a selection of them in an upcoming issue.

[W17] Folk 'n' Blues T-Shirt, 2016
Lillie Herbst’20 models the 2016 version of a classic Beloit souvenir.

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