Two Rice University cheerleaders posing on the sidelines during a football game at Rice Stadium. Spectators in the bleachers can be seen on the other side of the football field. Original resource is a color 35 mm slide.
"Rice University cheerleaders posing on the sidelines." (1984) Rice University: https://hdl.handle.net/1911/77262.
Originally called yell leaders, cheerleading started in 1916. The squad was male-only until 1953. In April of that year, Jane Ryba, Joan Ryba, and Carolyn Thomas were elected as the first female cheerleaders.
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