Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Casual visitor

Fellow who graduated in '80 was in town, stopped in, enjoyed looking through some yearbooks and the Stylus!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Soldiers Tower & Genealogy

A couple stopped in, descendants of the William Stevens who was the lead mason on the building of the Soldiers Tower on Owens Rd. He apparently died of a fall in the canal in Aug. 1935, found article in BR. Have book by Johnson too on tower.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Veterans day Committee

Noticed something in the Daily Eagle about a Veterans Day Committee looking for pictures etc. to commemorate Veterans Day. Contacted them re archives holdings, someone replied, is coming in Monday morning.

Followup, 11/7. Worked extensively with Erin Rickman, Transfer Coord., who is chairing the vets committee. She gave me a number of pics from various staff, both of themselves and family, others sent emails, I scanned pics, researched etc. and created a .ppt slideshow, "Veterans Among Us." She will use it and we are also going to run it on the lobby tv on Vets Day.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Arthur Ashe

From alumni affairs, asking on behalf of an alum, if we had a copy of Arthur Ashe's speech here as undergrad commencement speaker in 1990 (they had thought it was '91, but it was '90.) I didin't think so, and we don't, I presume the speeches are the intellectual property of the speaker, and not necessarily something we are given or collect. We do have the bulletins, and it was from those that I corrected the date, and added that he also received an honorary degree that year.