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  • 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.

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    Mierow, Dorothy by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Dorothy Mierow was the daughter of the late Charles C. Mierow, who was Professor of Classics at Colorado College and President of the College from 1925 to 1934. When he returned to Colorado College to reintroduce classics in the mid-fifties, Dorothy Mierow returned with him. She served as lecturer in geography in 1955 and then as curator of the Colorado College Museum from 1956 to 1962. After that time, she lived in Nepal as a Peace Corps volunteer, and later as a regular faculty member in the geography department of the Prithvi Narayan campus in Pokhara, where she established a museum library in memory of her parents. Ms. Mierow recalls life on campus during her childhood and her father's presidency including the construction of Shove Chapel, the Forestry School and many faculty members including: Albright, Drucker, Parker, Blakely, and Malone.

  • Thumbnail for Barnes, Otis Avery
    Barnes, Otis Avery by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936- , Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Professor Otis Barnes taught chemistry at Colorado College from 1925-1962. He was active in the formation of the athletics policy at Colorado College, and also, along with his wife, endowed the Barnes Chemistry Scholarships for Colorado College chemistry majors. Barnes discusses the department, the curriculum, the faculty and the effect of WWII on the campus. He provides a brief history of the hockey program, including star players at the time and the involvement of El Pomar and the Broadmoor.

  • 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 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.

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    Geppert, Heinz by Garoutte, Justin

    Heinz Geppert Heinz Geppert received a B.A. from Colorado College in 1968 and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle. He taught German at Colorado College from 1991 until 2013. He died on May 7, 2015. He was interviewed for the LGBT Oral History project on April 15 2012.

  • Thumbnail for Hillmer, Ashley and Mathias, Paula
    Hillmer, Ashley and Mathias, Paula by Sheade, Nina

    Paula Mathias and Ashley Hillmer attended Colorado College in the mid-1990s.

  • Thumbnail for Bower, Nate
    Bower, Nate by Bookout, Nate

    Nathan Bower graduated from the College of Wooster in 1973 and received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Oregon State University in 1977. He taught Chemistry at Colorado College for forty years, from 1977 until his retirement in 2017. He was interviewed for the the LGBT Oral History project on December 9, 2011.

  • Thumbnail for Honnen, Edward H.
    Honnen, Edward H. by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Edward H. Honnen was born in Pueblo, Colorado on April 17, 1899, and grew up in Colorado Springs. In the midterm of 1917, he entered Colorado College, where he excelled in three sports: basketball, track, and especially football, for which he was named the Rocky Mountain Conference's All Conference Tackle. When his father died in 1920, Honnen assumed control of the family's construction business. Over the years, he became a highly successful general contractor, involved in many important regional projects such as the building of Ft. Carson, Peterson Field, and various aspects of the Denver and Colorado Springs water systems. Around 1949, he became President of the McCoy Caterpillar Company, until his retirement in 1965, when he pursued team roping in the Old Timer's Rodeo Circuit. He is a member of the Cowboy Hall of Fame and the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. His many philanthropies have included: Colorado College Ice Rink, the donation of Western Art to the Fine Arts Center, and the Orchid House at the Denver Botanical Gardens. From 1946 to 1950, he served as a Colorado College Alumni Trustee and then as a Charter Trustee from 1960-1983. He received two Honorary Degrees from Colorado College, the first in 1960 and another in 1983. His autobiography, Tally Ho, contains further details of his life and many accomplishments.

  • Thumbnail for Brannon, Grace Berkley
    Brannon, Grace Berkley by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Grace Brannon arrived in Colorado Springs with her parents in 1916 and attended Columbia grade school and Colorado Springs High School. As a student at Colorado College, she majored in romance languages (CC class of 1927). Mrs. Brannon describes the importance of social and athletic activities during her time as a student at Colorado College, including: attitudes towards sex (1920's), the Bruin Inn, Minerva Society, cars, alcohol, dances, clothing, athletics, homecoming, and Colorado College songs. She talks about memorable professors: Charles Latimer, Rebecca Hartness, Robert F. Snyder, Ralph J. Gilmore. Administrators whom she remembers were: Manly Ormes, President Charles Mierow, Mabel Barbee Lee. She reflects on her work as an alumni trustee from 1958 to 1964. Other interests discussed are the League of Women Voters and the Democratic Party.

  • Thumbnail for Copeland, William D.
    Copeland, William D. by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    William D. Copeland (CC class of 1919) served as instructor in English and secretary of the College from 1920 to 1935. He later served as president of Lincoln College in Lincoln, Illinois, vice president of Lake Forest College in Illinois, president of Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana, and pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Polson, Montana. Copeland gives his impressions of Colorado College both before and after World War I, including memories of Presidents Slocum, Duniway, Mierow, and Davies. He talks about the effects of the Depression,"straight-laced CC" in the 1920's, athletic teams, fraternities, and the San Luis School. Faculty mentioned in the interview: Cajori, Schneider, Parsons, Blum, Parrish, Hills, Howe, Hulbert, Gilmore, Strieby, and Okey.

  • 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 Boyce, Wallace Campbell
    Boyce, Wallace Campbell by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Professor Wallace Boyce was a faculty member in the Romance Languages Department at Colorado College from 1950 until his retirement in 1979. He received his B.A. from Williams, his M.A. from Middlebury, and his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1956. Before coming to Colorado College, Boyce served in the Army at Camp Carson in the 1940s, and was an intelligence officer in the European Theater in the Second World War. He also coached the Colorado College tennis team from 1953 to 1958, sang in the Colorado College choir for many years and was chairman of the Romance Languages department between 1958 and 1967.

  • Thumbnail for Sondermann, Fred A.
    Sondermann, Fred A. by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Fred A. Sondermann was born in Horn, Germany, in 1923 and came to the United States in 1939. He received his B.A. from Butler University in 1949, his M.A. from Indiana University in 1950, and his Ph.D. in international relations from Yale University in 1953. Professor Sondermann was a member of the Department of Political Science from 1953 to 1978. He served as Associate Dean of the College from 1962 to 1965, and as Director of the Colorado College Symposium Series from 1963 through 1968. Actively involved in civic affairs, he served on the Colorado Springs City Planning Commission, the City Council, and the Colorado Land Use Commission.

  • Thumbnail for Zagoras, Maro K.
    Zagoras, Maro K. by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Maro K. Zagoras (CC class of 1989) was born December 23, 1966, in Waukegan, Illinois. She enrolled at Colorado College in the fall of 1985 and graduated with a B.A. in political science. While at Colorado College, Zagoras served as a Resident Assistant in Slocum, as Circle K president, and on an advisory board for leadership, volunteerism and community service and helped establish a community service center at Colorado College. She also served as senior class president during the 1988-89 academic year. She describes the faculty, students and administrators, and reflects on campus life in the 1980’s.

  • 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 Louis R. and Leah Lucile Ehrich family
    Louis R. and Leah Lucile Ehrich family by Ehrich, Louis R., 1849-1911 , Ehrich, Leah Lucile

    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 49, Louis R. and Leah Lucile Ehrich family include: 25 “Yellow Kid” buttons; 55 “Flag” buttons; 17 “Campaign” buttons; 2 souvenir medals of the 1895 and 1898 Flower Carnivals; 1 handwritten note, dated August 5, 1901, “To my dear descendent, from your great-great-grandmother, who is at present twelve years old.”; 1 10-page, handwritten letter, dated July 24, 1901, addressed “To my Fellow-Townspeople of Colorado Springs in the Year 2001,” signed by Louis R. Ehrich; 1 2-page, typewritten copy of a letter, dated March 24, 1898, addressed to the President of the United States, calling for non-intervention in Cuba, with typed names of 51 prominent male citizens of Colorado Springs; 1 5-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, written in praise of Louis Ehrich by his daughter, signed by Leah Lucile Ehrich; 4 b&w photos, “Louis R. Ehrich. Aug/01.”; 3 b&w photos, “Henriette Ehrich, taken in Colorado Springs in 1900.”; 1 b&w photo, “Rebecca Ehrich. Taken in 1897 at Colorado Springs.”; 1 b&w photo, “Caroline Minzie, Mother of Henriette Ehrich. April 5/97”; 1 paperbound copy of “A Message from the Old to the New Century: A Religion for All Time”; written by Louis R. Ehrich, published in “The Arena” in 1893; 1 2-page, handwritten letter, dated August, 1901, addressed to “My dear descendants,” signed by Louis R. Ehrich; 1 11-page, typewritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, addressed “To My Descendants Who May Be Living in the Year 2001,” giving information on the Ehrich family, signed by Louis R. Ehrich; 1 printed pamphlet “Hymns for Dedication of ‘The Century Chest,’ Perkins Fine Arts;Hall.”; 1 hardbound copy of The Question of Silver by Louis R. Ehrich, inscribed by the author; 1 paperbound copy of “Proceedings of the Conference of the National Committee of the Sound Money Democracy, held at Indianapolis, Ind., August 7, 1896”. 1 printed pamphlet “The Gold Standard” and “The Folly and Futility of Fighting Evolution” by Hon. Joseph M. Carey and Louis R. Ehrich; 1 copy of news article from The Republican, “Speech of Chairman Ehrich at the Third Party Conference” (pasted on cardboard sheets.)

  • Thumbnail for Gardening - Patty Stuart Jewett
    Gardening - Patty Stuart Jewett by Jewett, Patty Stuart

    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 58, Gardening - Patty Stuart Jewett include: 1 11-page, handwritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, addressed “To the Lovers of Gardens, of the Year of our Lord 2001, Greetings,” signed by Patty Stuart Jewett, Chairman, Woman’s Advisory Board of the Horticultural Society; 1 hand-drawn layout of garden of Patty Stuart Jewett; 1 3-page, handwritten letter, dated August 5, 1901, addressed “To the Horticultural Society of Colorado Springs of the year 2001. Greeting,” signed by Patty Stuart Jewett; 2 b&w photos “Patty Stuart Jewett” and “William Kennow Jewett”; 2 envelopes addressed “To the Horticultural Society of Colorado Springs, 2001” and “To the Lovers of Gardens in 2001”; 2 printed copies of the program for the Third Annual Show of the El Paso County Horticultural Society; 2 printed copies of the list of officers and committees of the Horticultural Society for 1901; 1 printed copy of the by-laws of the Horticultural Society; 1 printed copy of an article on the Horticultural Society’s annual meeting from the Colorado Springs Gazette, Sunday, February 3, 1901; 1 printed copy of the brochure, “All About Sweet Peas,” published by W. Atlee Burpee & Co.; 3 printed catalogs from Andorra Nurseries of Philadelphia, Mount Hope Nurseries of Rochester, NY and Henry A. Dreer of Philadelphia; 13 printed, full-color catalog covers from numerous nurseries; 7 copies of articles on Colorado wildflowers from the Colorado Springs Gazette, undated.

  • 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.

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    Early settlers - John Potter by Potter, 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 48, Early settlers - John Potter include: 1 6-page, typewritten letter, dated A. D. 1901, addressed “To the citizens of Colorado Springs in the year A. D. 2001, a kindly greeting.” Signed by John Potter; 1 b&w photo, “John Potter, 1901”; 1 b&w photo, “Home of John Potter. 1901. 18 East Dale Street. Colorado Springs, Colo.”; 1 envelope addressed “To the Citizens of Colorado Springs, Colorado. In the Year 2001. Topic. ‘The Early Settlers and their hopes.’ John Potter.”

  • Thumbnail for Needle-work Guild - Josephine Harrison Halliday and Ida Wheaton Riddle
    Needle-work Guild - Josephine Harrison Halliday and Ida Wheaton Riddle by Halliday, Josephine Harrison , Riddle, Ida Wheaton

    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 57, Needle-work Guild - Josephine Harrison Halliday and Ida Wheaton Riddle include: 1 4-page, handwritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, titled “Short History of the Colorado Springs Branch of the Needle-Work Guild,” signed by Josephine Harrison Halliday, Ex-President; 1 2-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, addressed “To The President of the Colorado Springs Branch of The Needle-work guild of America of 2001,” signed by Ida Wheaton Riddle, President C. S. B. N. G. of A; 1 printed program and application form of the Colorado Springs Branch of the Needlework Guild of America.

  • Thumbnail for Marjorie Marden Soule
    Marjorie Marden Soule by Soule, Marjorie Marden

    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 84, Marjorie Marden Soule include: 1 3-page, handwritten note, dated August 5, 1901, addressed “A letter to my children or grandchildren.” Signed by Marjorie Marden Soule, 10 years old; 4 calling cards of Mr. and Mrs. George Soule and Mr. and Mrs. George N. Marden; 1 printed program “Hymns for Dedication of the ‘Century Chest,’” containing 2 pressed pansies.

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    Church of Christ Scientist - Patty Stuart Jewett by Jewett, Patty Stuart

    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 19, Church of Christ Scientist - Patty Stuart Jewett include: 1 7-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, addressed “To Church of Christ Scientist of Colorado Springs in the year 2001. Greetings,” signed by Patty Stuart Jewett.

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    Dr. Friedmann by Friedmann, Arthur Karl Heinrich

    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 38, Dr. Friedmann include: 1 4-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, signed by Dr. Friedman.