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  • Thumbnail for Johnson, James Alan
    Johnson, James Alan by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Professor Johnson (CC class of 1956) graduated with a major in economics. He was hired as an instructor in the Business Administration and Economics Department immediately following his graduation. After receiving his M.A. in Economics from Stanford University in 1959, he was promoted to assistant professor in 1961, associate professor in 1969, and professor in 1980. Professor Johnson's most notable contribution to the college was as registrar from the implementation of the Block Plan in 1970 to 1990. During his tenure, he initiated computerization of student and course records, an innovative point system, and a writing program across the curriculum. Following his retirement in 1995, he continued to serve as the coach of the Colorado College Forensics Team, a position he held for over 40 years.

  • Thumbnail for Boucher, Paul Edward
    Boucher, Paul Edward by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Professor Boucher (CC class of 1918), Department of Physics, came to Colorado College as a student in 1915. He describes the lab facilities in Palmer Hall and his work with wireless radios and soldiers on campus during WWI. After serving one year in the Army in the Signal Corps, Boucher went to graduate school, and then returned to CC to teach physics from 1921 to 1924. Following a year as instructor at Rice University, he came back to Colorado College in 1925 and taught until his retirement in 1961. Professor Boucher is especially well known for his work in the field of photography. Professor Boucher talks about the Depression's effect on the College, salary cuts, building of Shove Chapel, Saturday Knights, Manly Ormes, Arthur Blakely, and Earl Bryson. He also discusses the publishing of his photography books and photographic travel.

  • Thumbnail for Bryson, Dorothy Printup
    Bryson, Dorothy Printup by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Dorothy Printup Hulbert Bryson was an instructor in Greek and Latin at Colorado College from 1921-1925. In 1923 she married history professor and noted historian Archer Butler Hulbert who became head of the Stewart Commission on Western History. After his death in 1933, she served as editor of the Commission until 1941. She returned to Colorado College between 1951 and 1960, working in various capacities: as head resident, summer school secretary, and part-time English instructor. She was active in many community organizations including the Woman's Educational Society. She received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Colorado College in 1989. Her third husband was A. Earl Bryson (CC class of 1911).

  • Thumbnail for Carle, Gerald C.
    Carle, Gerald C. by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Gerald C. “Jerry” Carle first came to Colorado College in 1948 as assistant football coach and head basketball and baseball coach. Recalled to military service during the Korean War in 1951, he was rehired by Colorado College in 1957 as head football coach and Athletic Director. He held the latter job until 1982, but continued as football coach and golf coach until his retirement in 1990. During his 33-year tenure at the College, he was involved in planning many changes in athletic facilities, including the building of Honnen Ice Rink, Schlessman Pool, and El Pomar Sports Center, as well as policies and programs, including the growth of intramural soccer and women's sports.

  • Thumbnail for Arnest, Bernard Patrick
    Arnest, Bernard Patrick by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Professor Bernard Arnest, a Denver native born in 1917, was a professor of art at Colorado College from 1957–1982. He was Chairman of the Art Department for 17 of those 25 years. A noted painter whose works have been exhibited at various galleries throughout the country, Arnest received his formal training at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center School of Art from 1935 to 1939.

  • Thumbnail for Atencio, Dolores S.
    Atencio, Dolores S. by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Dolores S. Atencio (CC class of 1977) graduated from Colorado College with a degree in Political Science. She attended the University of Denver College of Law, and was admitted to the Colorado Bar in October, 1981. A native of Pueblo, Colorado, Ms. Atencio discusses her strong Chicano heritage and her perspectives as a minority student at Colorado College. She actively participated in MECHA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano Aztlan), the Chicano student organization on the campus. In 1979, she, along with her former husband, Randy Serna (CC class of 1974) founded the Colorado College Chicano Alumni Association.

  • Thumbnail for Frazier, Effie Evelyn Stroud
    Frazier, Effie Evelyn Stroud by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Effie Stroud Frazier, (CC class of 1931) was one of the first African-American women to attend Colorado College and one of seven members of the well-known Stroud family to attend Colorado College. She was the first recipient of the Sachs scholarship. In her interview, Effie Frazier discusses race relations in Colorado Springs during the Depression and her experiences as a minority student at Colorado College.

  • Thumbnail for Morgan, Ginger
    Morgan, Ginger by Wallace, Andrew

    Virginia “Ginger” Morgan graduated from Colorado College in 1986. She received Masters in Theological Studies from Vanderbilt. She was Assistant Director of Admission at Colorado College from 1987-1990, Associate Chaplain (and Acting Chaplain) from 1990-2005, and Associate Dean of Students 2005-2012. She was interviewed for the LGBT Oral History project on May 17 2012.

  • Thumbnail for Hochman, William R.
    Hochman, William R. by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Professor William R. Hochman was born on August 28, 1921 in New York City, and received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. Professor Hochman joined the Colorado College faculty as instructor of history in 1955, as assistant professor from 1955 through 1960, as associate professor from 1960 to 1965, and as professor from 1965 until his retirement in 1998. He served as Chair of the Department of Education for four years, beginning in 1964 and as Chair of the History Department from 1970 to 1983, and Dean of the Summer Session from 1990–1998. He also served on innumerable campus committees and as faculty marshal for many years. Notable for his compelling public speaking, Professor Hochman was long active in local, state and national Democratic Party politics, but he is best known as an outstanding teacher by his many former students, particularly the alumni of Freedom and Authority.

  • Thumbnail for Fagan, George V.
    Fagan, George V. by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    A native of Philadelphia born in 1917, Dr. George V. Fagan received his B.S. and M.A. degrees from Temple University, his Master of Library Science degree from the University of Denver in 1957 and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Pennsylvania in 1954. A World War II veteran, he served as librarian of the United States Air Force Academy for 15 years before his retirement from the Air Force in 1969 with the rank of Colonel. From 1969 to 1983 he was head librarian at Colorado College's Tutt Library. During his tenure, he added more than 100,000 volume to the library, established the Special Collections Division, created the Lincoln Room and CC Room, oversaw the planning and construction of the 25,000 square-foot addition to the library, and established the Friends of the Library. In 1988 Dr. Fagan authored a book entitled, The Air Force Academy: An Illustrated History.

  • Thumbnail for Stewart, Marka Webb
    Stewart, Marka Webb by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Varina Margaret “Marka” Webb was born in Colorado Springs on May 13, 1905, the eldest of five children of Dr. Gerald Bertram Webb, a noted physician, and Varina Howell Davis Webb, the granddaughter of Jefferson Davis. Marka graduated from Oldfield School in Glencoe, Maryland, in 1924, and married Colorado Springs attorney Gerald W. Bennett, on January 7, 1926. They were the parents of two sons, Gerald and Charles, before Mr. Bennett's untimely death in 1936. As a young widow, Marka served as a companion to her father until his own death in 1948. In 1956, she married John Wolcott Stewart, son of Philip B. Stewart, longtime trustee of Colorado College. Her numerous community interests included the Webb-Waring Lung Institute, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Symphony Orchestra and Opera Festival, and the Woman's Educational Society.

  • Thumbnail for Olson, Howard M.
    Olson, Howard M. by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    A graduate of Colorado College (CC class of 1925), Professor Howard M. Olson taught physics at Colorado College between 1925 and 1969. He completed graduate work at the University of California at Berkeley. Olson remembers: Professors Tileston, Lovitt, Sisam, Daehler, Swart, Boucher, Wright and Presidents Duniway and Mierow. In his interview Olson also talks about classwork, fraternities (Pi Kappa Alpha - engineering), dances at the Broadmoor, Bruin Inn, his teaching philosophy, students during the late sixties, and the building of Olin Hall.

  • Thumbnail for Haney, John Donald
    Haney, John Donald by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Donald J. Haney (CC class of 1933) was originally from Mississippi, but later grew up in Colorado Springs when his family moved to the city for his father’s health. Haney talks about the social life at the College, his role as a cheerleader, golf team member, campus athletics, professors, friends who have become prominent citizens and college supporters, his beloved wife, Gratia Belle Blackman (whom he met at Colorado College), the library and librarian, and being a musician in dance bands at Colorado College. After graduating he moved to Chicago to become a professional musician, but Miss Blackman and Colorado’s blue skies prompted his return to Colorado Springs. Mr. Haney attended law school at the University of Colorado and practiced law with his brother in Colorado Springs until he retired.

  • Thumbnail for Murray, Constance Postlethwaite and Greiner, Isabel Postlethwaite
    Murray, Constance Postlethwaite and Greiner, Isabel Postlethwaite by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Mrs. Constance Postlethwaite Murray and her sister, Mrs. Isabel Postlethwaite Greiner provide memories of their student days and their recollections of their father, William W. Postlethwaite, who served as General Palmer's personal secretary, and then as treasurer of Colorado College from 1911 to 1940 and as curator of the Colorado College museum from 1940 until his death in 1955. Mrs. Murray (CC class of 1932) served as an alumni trustee from 1954 to 1957. Mrs. Greiner (CC class of 1925) completed her Colorado College studies as a special student at the affiliated Academy of Fine Arts.

  • Thumbnail for Shaw, Van Burton
    Shaw, Van Burton by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Van Shaw came to Colorado College in 1952 as Professor of Sociology. He served as chairman of the Sociology Department from 1954 through 1968. Active in community affairs, he served as president of the Colorado Springs Family Service Association. In his interview, Shaw discusses his roles as professor and committee member, philosophy of teaching, student attitudes, the block plan, race relations at Colorado College, the 1960s, college presidents.

  • Thumbnail for Bowers, Wilber Lamb
    Bowers, Wilber Lamb by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Mr. Wilber "Bill" Lamb Bowers was a well-known Colorado Springs photographer. His maternal grandfather was Henry Lamb, a pioneer chemist and assayer who taught in the Colorado College Chemistry Department and who was the photographer of the famous early Cutler Hall photo. Bill Bowers' mother also taught in the Chemistry Department, and his father, Clarence Bowers, taught in the College Conservatory of Music from 1896 to 1905. Bill Bowers was a 1927 graduate of the University of Arizona, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and, after the war, established a photography business in Colorado Springs with his brother-in-law, Lloyd Knutson. Knutson-Bowers Photographers had a long association with Colorado College.

  • Thumbnail for Seay, Albert
    Seay, Albert by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Albert Seay came to Colorado College in 1953, after completing his dissertation at Yale. Dr. Seay was professor of music and head of the music department at Colorado College until 1982, when he retired. He established the Colorado College Music Press in 1955, which focuses on publishing translations and transcriptions of music. His interview discusses the growth of the Music Department, the Music Press, and the changes in music students during his career.

  • Thumbnail for Colorado College male - Charles A. Schlotter & Milton W. Truss
    Colorado College male - Charles A. Schlotter & Milton W. Truss by Truss, Milton W. , Schlotter, Charles A.

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 80, Colorado College male - Charles A. Schlotter & Milton W. Truss include: 1 1-page typewritten letter, dated August 5, 1901, addressed “To the Boy that Receives the highest Average in Colo. College.” Signed by Chas. A. Schlotter and Milton W. Truss; 1 5-cent coin dated 1895, wrapped in a desk calendar page advertising Columbia and Hartford bicycles.

  • Thumbnail for Pocahontas Council No. 27 - Barbara E. Beacham
    Pocahontas Council No. 27 - Barbara E. Beacham by Beacham, Barbara E.

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 34, Pocahontas Council No. 27 - Barbara E. Beacham include: 1 5-page, handwritten letter , dated August, 1901, signed by Barbara E. Beacham, Past Sister of the Degree of Pocahontas; 1 paperbound booklet “Constitution, By-laws and Rules of Order of the Great Council of Colorado Improved Order of Red Men and of Weetamoo Council No. 27”; 1 b&w photo: “Mrs. Barbara E. Beacham, Age 50”; 1 handwritten note addressed “To the Chiefs and Members of Weetamoo Council, No. 27, Degree of Pocahontas of G. S. D. 510 (2001).”

  • Thumbnail for Architecture - Thomas MacLaren
    Architecture - Thomas MacLaren by MacLaren, Thomas

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 17, Architecture - Thomas MacLaren include: 1 12-page, handwritten document, dated August 3, 1901, addressed “To the Citizens of Colorado Springs of the Year 2001. An account of the architecture of the city at above date,” signed by Thomas MacLaren; 1 b&w photo: “T. MacLaren”; 1 printed page from Mountain Sunshine with article, “Architects of Colorado Springs’ Past” by W. F. Douglas; 1 copy of pages 41-44 of “Facts Homes’ Edition”; 1 printed page from Mountain Sunshine with article, “Paris: The World Beautiful in 1900” by Virginia Donaghe McClurg; 54 b&w prints and photos of Colorado Springs buildings and residences by a variety of architects, most identified by owner; 1 paper-bound book, Some Artistic Homes of Colorado Springs, published by Barber and Hastings, Architects.

  • Thumbnail for J. R. Robinson, Mayor of Colorado Springs
    J. R. Robinson, Mayor of Colorado Springs by Robinson, John R.

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 3, J. R. Robinson, Mayor of Colorado Springs include: 3 calling cards “Miss Jennie E. Robinson,” “Mrs. John R. Robinson,” “Dr. John R. Robinson”; 4 b&w photos: “John Robert Robinson,” “Walter Scott Robinson,” “George DeWitt Robinson," “Jessie Duncan Brown Robinson”; 1 18-page, handwritten letter, dated August 1, 1901, addressed “To the Citizens of Colorado Springs of the Twenty First Century,” signed by J. R. Robinson, Mayor.

  • Thumbnail for Blanche Seaman Brown Sprague
    Blanche Seaman Brown Sprague by Sprague, Blanche S. B.

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 81, Blanche Seaman Brown Sprague include: 1 b&w photo “Blanche Seaman Brown Sprague”; 1 framed b&w photo of above; 1 b&w photo “Sitting-Room, Blanche S. B. Sprague”; 1 2-page, handwritten note, dated August 5, 1901, addressed to “any descendants of Mrs. Blanche Seaman Brown Sprague,” signed Blanche Seaman Brown Sprague; 1 mother-of-pearl and painted silk fan, enclosed in a box from Tiffany & Co.

  • Thumbnail for YWCA of Colorado Springs - Mary Tenney Hatch
    YWCA of Colorado Springs - Mary Tenney Hatch by Hatch, Mary Tenney

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 12, YWCA of Colorado Springs - Mary Tenney Hatch include: 1 3-page, handwritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, addressed “To the President of the Young Women’s Christian Association of Colorado Springs in the Year 2001:” signed by Mary Tenney Hatch; 1 calling card: “Mrs. Walter M. Hatch”; 1 printed brochure: By-laws of the YWCA; 2 Colorado Springs Gazette articles on the YWCA building and the Annual Meeting Report.

  • Thumbnail for James Pierce and Maria Eliza Pierce Barnes
    James Pierce and Maria Eliza Pierce Barnes by Barnes, James Pierce , Barnes, Maria Eliza Pierce

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms 0349, Fd 6, James Pierce and Maria Eliza Pierce Barnes include: 1 b&w photo: “James Pierce Barnes”; 2 business cards: “J. P. Barnes”; 1 5-page, handwritten letter, dated July 31, 1901, addressed “To the citizens of Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the year A. D. 2001, Greeting:” signed by James Pierce Barnes; 1 2-page, handwritten letter, dated August 2, 1901, addressed “To my dear Grand-daughters Katherine Frost-Barnes and Emily Jane Powell” signed by Maria Eliza Pierce Barnes.

  • Thumbnail for Young lady at Colorado College - George Gallaway
    Young lady at Colorado College - George Gallaway by Gallaway, George

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 31, Young lady at Colorado College - George Gallaway include: 1 5-page, handwritten letter, dated August 2, 1901, signed by George D. Gallaway; 1 envelope addressed “To the Young Lady who stood highest in the Class graduated from Colorado College in the Year 2000.”