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Moments in Time


Freeland Hall

Ursinus College Alumni Department
"Moments in Time"
125th Anniversary Exhibit
May 25-September 11, 1994

(1 linear foot)

Processed: January 4, 2000

Historical Background
"Moments in Time: Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Founding of Ursinus College" was the title of an exhibit that opened on May 25th, 1994, at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art. The exhibit held in the Upper Gallery lasted until September 11, 1994. The exhibition, funded by the Ursinus College Class of 1939, held its opening reception on Friday June 3, 1994. Nancy Fago was the curator.

Scope and Content
This collection consists of photographic reprints and descriptions of prominent Alumni who graduated from Ursinus College between the years of 1923-1986. Alumni photos are dated with the year of graduation. Photographic reprints of college residence halls and academic buildings, both past and present are also included. These photos are not dated. There are 2 boxes (1 linear foot) of mounted photos and descriptions. There are 20 photos, 13 of alumni and 7 of college residence halls and academic buildings.

Organization
The collection is arranged into two series. Each is arranged alphabetically within the series.
I Alumni photograph reprints and descriptions.
II. College residence halls and academic building photographic reprints with descriptions.

Series Descriptions

Series I. Alumni Photos.
Thirteen Ursinus Alumni were highlighted, seven men and six women. Those alumni were: Joan Deaver Aikens, '50, a federal election commissioner; Joseph DeSimone, '86, an assistant professor in Chemistry at the University of North Carolina who has been honored by President Clinton for his research and teaching accomplishments; Hermann F. Eilts, '43, an ambassador to Saudia Arabia and Egypt; Loretta Podolak Finnegan, '60, a world renowned expert in the field of neonatal addiction; Cynthia Fisher, '83, founder and president of Viacord, Inc.; Clarence S. Livingood, '32, established the field of dermapathology; Lola S. Reed, '38, president of the Phoenixville Medical Staff; Ismar Schorsch, '57, chancellor and professor of Jewish History at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America; James Scott, '53, director of NASA's Magellan Mission to Venus; Murray Silverstein, '50, a hemotologist with the Mayo Clinic; James R. Stellar, '72, in 1985, received the Outstanding Harvard University of the Year Award; Linda Grace Hoyer Updike, '23, mother of novelist John Updike and an accomplished writer and Judith Yaskin, '63, a one-time Superior Court Judge in New Jersey and also its first Assistant Attorney General.
 
Series II. College Residence Halls and Academic Buildings photos and descriptions.
Seven college properties are included in this series. Brodbeck and Curtis, two identical dormitories built for men in 1927; Clamer Hall, originally leased as a girls dormitory and given to the college in 1953; Fircroft, leased to the college in 1926 as a dormitory and then donated to the college in 1942; Freeland, Derr and Stine Halls, the main building of Freeland Seminary that later served as classrooms, library, dormitories, and dining facilities for Ursinus College; Glenwood Hall, leased as a women's dormitory in 1922; Highland Hall, purchased as a men's dormitory in 1924 and later turned into training headquarters for athletes; Hobson House, purchased in 1906 by the college.

Series I. Alumni photo reprints and descriptions

BOX

ENVELOPE

CONTENTS

YEAR

1

1 Aikens, Joan Deacon 1950
2 DeSimone, Joseph  1986
3 Eilts, Herman F. 1943
4 Finnegan, Loretta Podolak 1960
5 Fisher, Cynthia 1983
6 Livingood, Clarence S. 1932
7 Reed, Lola S. 1938
8 Schorsch, Ismar 1957
9 Scott, James 1953

 

BOX

ENVELOPE

CONTENTS

YEAR

2 1 Silverstein, Murray 1950
2 Stellar, James R. 1972
3 Updike, Linda Grace Hoyer 1923
4 Yaskin, Judith 1963

Series II. College Residence Halls and Academic Buildings photographic reprints and descriptions.

BOX

ENVELOPE

CONTENTS

YEAR

1

5 Brodbeck and Curtis Dormitories N.D.
6 Clamer Hall N.D.
7 Fircroft N.D.
8 Freeland, Derr and Stine Halls N.D.
9 Glenwood Hall N.D.
10 Highland Hall N.D.
11 Hobson House N.D.