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  • 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.

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    Brooks, Glenn E. by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Born in Kerrville, Texas in August 1931, Professor Brooks received his B.A. and M.A. degrees at the University of Texas, and his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University in 1960. He joined the faculty of Colorado College's Political Science Department in the fall of 1960, was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1961, to Associate Professor in 1964, and to Full Professor in 1970. Brooks was the chief architect of Colorado College's Block Plan, which went into effect in the fall of 1970. From 1979 through 1987, he served as Dean of the College, and from 1991 to 1993 as Director of Strategic Planning. His principal interests in public policy and in curricular and managerial reform in higher education led him to international consultancies in Africa and at the Universidad de Puebla, Mexico.

  • Thumbnail for Hamilton, Mary Alice
    Hamilton, Mary Alice by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Dr. Mary Alice “Pinky” Hamilton first came to Colorado Springs in 1947 with her sister, Sally, and brother-in-law, Robert M. Stabler, as he joined the Colorado College faculty as a zoologist. A 1933 graduate of Elmira College, New York, Hamilton received her Ph.D. in physiology from Columbia University and from 1939 to 1941 did research at the University of Michigan Medical School. Hamilton became the associate lab director for the Colorado Foundation for Research in Tuberculosis from 1947 to 1952. She began to lecture in zoology at Colorado College in 1950, becoming assistant professor in 1958, associate professor in 1963, professor of biology in 1972, and retiring as professor emerita in 1977. She also assisted her brother-in-law, Robert Stabler, with research projects related to trichomoniasis in pigeons and falcons.

  • 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 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 Joyce, Mary Barkalow Holt
    Joyce, Mary Barkalow Holt by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Mary Barkalow Joyce (CC class of 1938) came with her sister and widowed mother to Colorado College from California in 1934 when her mother was offered the position as Head Resident of Bemis Hall. As an entering freshman, Miss Barkalow was offered a job as a “hasher” in Bemis. She talks about her enjoyment of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority; her professors, particularly her female professors as role models; her introduction to social work, which became her profession; campus social life; campus athletics; Murray’s Drug Store; classes; chapel attendance; and her career in social work. She compares her college experience to that of her granddaughters who attended Colorado College. Grace Berkley Brannon (CC class of 1927) contributes to this interview.

  • Thumbnail for Madruga, Herving
    Madruga, Herving by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Professor Herving Madruga, a native of Cuba, joined the Colorado College Romance Languages faculty in 1958. He received his B.A. (1952) and M.A. (1954) from Harvard University, a Certificat de Phonetique from the University of Paris, France in 1954; and his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in 1965. Professor Madruga was one of the founding faculty and the early director of the Program in Comparative Literature at Colorado College. He is also known for his French theater productions. He retired in 1994.

  • 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 Boddington, William Gile "Tim"
    Boddington, William Gile "Tim" by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    William Gile “Tim” Boddington (CC class of 1972) was a Colorado Springs native. He attended Lake Forest College in Illinois during the 1968-69 academic year but transferred to Colorado College in the fall of 1969 and graduated with a B.S. in geology. His interview includes his reflections on academic, athletic and social life at Colorado College during the early 1970’s.

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    Jeffries, Karl by Wallace, Andrew

    Karl Jeffries came to Colorado College from a small town in Southern Colorado in 1987 and graduated in 1991. He was diagnosed with HIV shortly after graduation and now lives in Berkeley, California with his partner and two kids. Karl was interviewed for the project during his visit for homecoming weekend on October 16, 2011.

  • Thumbnail for Clark, Earl Harry
    Clark, Earl Harry by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Earl H. "Dutch" Clark, (CC class of 1930) who graduated from Colorado College as a biology major, remains CC's most famous athlete. A Pueblo, Colorado native, he became the first football player from the state of Colorado to be named All-American in 1928. He is a charter member of the Intercollegiate Football Hall of Fame, Rutgers, the National Professional Football League Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, and the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. He was chosen as an all-pro quarterback for six consecutive years. Following a career as a professional football player (Portsmouth Spartans and Detroit Lions) and coach (Detroit Lions, Cleveland Rams, Detroit University), he later worked at the Michigan Tool and Die Company.

  • 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 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 Gordon, Joseph Tulloch
    Gordon, Joseph Tulloch by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Born in St. Louis in 1930, Professor Gordon received his B.A. from St. Louis in 1955, a second B.A. from DePaul University in 1958, his M.A. from Colorado University in 1960 and a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in 1967. A specialist in American literature, Professor Gordon came to Colorado College as assistant professor of English in 1964. He was promoted to associate professor in 1970 and to full professor in 1977. In 1970, he became both the creator and director of Colorado College's Southwest Studies Program, a position that he held most of the time until his retirement in 1994. One of his chief accomplishments was the establishment of the Colorado College Baca Campus in 1987. Joe Gordon was also an avid tennis player, skier and fly fisherman.

  • Thumbnail for Ormes, Robert Manly
    Ormes, Robert Manly by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Professor Ormes (CC class of 1926) taught English at Colorado College from 1952 to 1973. He was also well known and highly regarded as a mountaineer, raconteur and author of several books, including A Guide to the Colorado Mountains, Colorado Skylines, Pike's Peak Atlas, Tracking Colorado's Ghost Railroads and Railroads and the Rockies. Born in Colorado Springs in 1904, Ormes was the son of Manly Ormes, former head librarian of Coburn Library, Colorado College. Ormes recounts his memories of growing up around Colorado College and his adventures in the nearby mountains.

  • Thumbnail for Fisher, Alan
    Fisher, Alan by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Alan Fisher (CC class of 1968) grew up in Wichita, Kansas attending Wichita State for one year before transferring to Colorado College in 1965. Graduating with his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1968, he served in the U.S. Army until 1971. He received a Master of Library Science in 1972 from Denver University, and a Master of Arts in Business from the University of Nebraska in 1976. He served as reference librarian at Tutt Library from 1977 to 1983. Alan describes campus life and attitudes during the late 1960's.

  • Thumbnail for Riley, William Monroe
    Riley, William Monroe by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    William Riley (CC class of 1957) graduated as a psychology major. As a student at CC, he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, editor of the student newspaper, The Tiger, and a member of the football team. He received an M.A. in journalism from the University of Oregon in 1959. Riley describes freshman hazing, dress codes, homecoming, and fraternity activities. Mr. Riley describes the campus under Presidents Gill and Benezet along with Colorado College's lifelong influence and his business life in Tacoma, Washington.

  • Thumbnail for National politics - William A. Platt
    National politics - William A. Platt by Platt, William Alexander

    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 25, National politics - William A. Platt include:1 9-page, handwritten letter, undated, titled “A Message on National Politics,” signed by William Alexander Platt, Editor of the Evening Mail.

  • Thumbnail for Public School System - John Dietrich
    Public School System - John Dietrich by Dietrich, John

    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 21, Public School System - John Dietrich include: 1 20-page, handwritten letter, dated August 1, 1901, addressed “To the Residents of Colorado Springs in the year 2001:” signed by John Dietrich, Superintendent of Schools; 8 b&w photos: “W. S. Morris - Member Board of Education,” “Rufus B. Thayer,” “O. E. Collins, Sec’y Board of Education,” “Rev. M. D. Ormes, Member Board of Education,” “George S. Elstun, Member Board of Education,” “O. E. Hemenway, Member Board of Education,” “A. G. Sharp, Treasurer of School District No. 11,” “John Dietrich, Superintendent of Schools”; 1 paperbound booklet “Colorado Springs Public Schools Outline of Studies: Elementary and High Schools 1897-1898”; 1 printed directory of School Board Members, Teachers, Committees and Janitors for 1900-1901; 1 printed card listing Officers and Committees of the Colorado Springs School Board, 1901-1902; 1 clothbound copy of By-laws and Rules and Regulations of the Public School System.

  • 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.”

  • Thumbnail for Housekeeping - Elizabeth Mellon Evans Solly
    Housekeeping - Elizabeth Mellon Evans Solly by Solly, Elizabeth Mellon Evans

    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 39, Housekeeping - Elizabeth Mellon Evans Solly include: 1 6-page, handwritten letter, dated August 1, 1901, addressed to “My dear great-great-great grandchildren,” signed by Elizabeth Mellon Evans Solly; 1 b&w photo: “Elizabeth Mellon Evans Solly”; 1 calling card: “Mrs. S. Edwin Solly”; 1 envelope addressed “To the Housekeepers of the year 2000.”

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    Colorado Christian Endeavor Union - H. R. Chapman by Chapman, Herbert 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 32, Colorado Christian Endeavor Union - H. R. Chapman include: 5 badges for the 13th Annual Convention of the Colorado Christian Endeavor Union; 1 printed program for the Convention; 1 1-page, typewritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, addressed “To the Twenty-first Century Christian Endeavors of Colorado,” signed by H. R. Chapman, State President; 1 list of officers from Colorado, June 1901-June 1902.

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    Ministers in Colorado Springs & Congregational Church - Manly D. Ormes by Ormes, Manly Dayton, 1858-1929

    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 41, Ministers in Colorado Springs & Congregational Church - Manly D. Ormes include: 1 b&w photo: “Manly D. Ormes and daughter, Eleanor Francis”; 1 11-page, handwritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, addressed “To the ministers residing in Colo. Spgs. in the year 2001; Greeting!” signed by Manly D. Ormes, Founder and Minister of the Second Congregational Church; 1 13-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, addressed “To the Pastor and members of the Second Congregational Church in the year of our Lord 2001.” Signed by Manly Ormes; 1 handwritten list of Ormes’ children’s names and dates of birth.

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    Cynthia Jones Davenport by Davenport, Cynthia Jones

    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 88, Cynthia Jones Davenport include: 1 3-page, handwritten note, dated August 5, 1901, addressed “To my dear great great grand children, the descendants of my daughter Rose Davenport and her husband, Abraham Van Vechten of Albany,” signed by Cynthia Jones Davenport; 2 printed certificates of membership in the Colorado Springs Red Cross for Mrs. C. M. Davenport and Mrs. Abraham Van Vechten; 1 printed receipt for membership of Mrs. Davenport in the Colorado Springs Day Nursery Association; 2 calling cards, “Mrs. Abraham Van Vechten” and “Mrs. Davenport”; 1 b&w tintype “Benjamin Davenport Van Vechten, age 6 yrs.”; 6 U. S. coins: 2 one-cent dated 1865 and 1892, 2 dimes dated 1877 and 1887, 2 quarters dated 1876 and 1900.