Collection # DRT-170.4-001
1960 - Early 1990s
Volume: 45 Catalogs, 19 Printed Inserts
decades GMA published spiral bound volumes ( called “Viewbooks”
by the Development Office), which functioned as a combination
catalog/yearbook, containing typical catalog information about
the school for perspective parents, as well as pictures and accounts
of school activities from the previous year. The last book
with a new president and Col. J.W.C. McKay as Registrar, the Admissions
Office began publishing a smaller, more colorful, and more traditional
catalog. Over the next three decades, the catalogs were
updated under Admissions Directors Paul Stockhammer, Lee Vincent,
and R.L. Slider.
Scope and Content:
in chronological order, this collection consists of traditional
GMA and WA catalogs, 1960 - early 1990s. There are 11 GMA
catalogs, 1960-1966. The 1960 GMA Catalog is larger ( 9”x11”)
and spiral bound, resembling the previous “Viewbooks.” Beginning
in 1962, the GMA Catalogs were smaller (7.5”x9”) and more colorful. The collection also includes
Summer Camp and Junior School information, and insert applications
and financing plans. Of interest is a 1959 letter from Capt.
Brewster about vacancies and 1965 inserts concerning scholarships
and the Summer Honors Program.
34 WA Catalogs, 1966-1990s. The transition from GMA to Woodward
is reflected in the colorful catalogs, 1968-1971, including mostly
GMA pictures. The larger gray-colored catalog produced in
1972 ( 8.5”x11”) was a copy of the “Forward Fund” brochure and
included a variety of smaller insert catalogs. In 1974 the
6”x9” catalog was introduced, which remained until the 1990s.
WA catalogs also included applications, tuition statements, summer
programs brochures, and inserts concerning developmental reading
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