THE EVOLUTION OF YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY – This photo set captures Youngstown State University – from its roots as Youngstown College and its transition to Youngstown College to its ultimate status as a state university. The earliest images depict campus life in the 1920s and 30s. You’ll see the Victorian mansions of Wick Avenue serving as classroom space, the construction of Jones Hall, and the importance of the downtown YMCA in the physical education and social life of students. Area residents with a keen eye also will recognize some legendary Youngstown coaches and athletes, particularly coaches Dwight “Dike” Beede and Dominic Rosselli. Even the groovy 1960s are represented with some far out clothes and funky social settings. The following images were part of the media campaign for Youngstown State University’s centennial celebration in 2008 and were provided by University Relations.