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Collection # DRT-260.1-003


GMA and WA Photographic Prints, 1899-1990

Main Entry: Development Office Volume: 2134 Photographic Prints


Biographical/Historical Note:

The Office of Development and Alumni was created in the early 1960s under M.C. Paget and Bob Ballentine. In the 1990s John Anderson became Vice President and Director of Development. Over three decades, under the direction of a number of directors, the Office became more involved in alumni activities and senior activities. In the late 1980s, the Office began to sponsor the Senior Breakfast and Senior Slide Shows for the Senior Banquet prior to graduation. As a result of these activities, and because no other archive facility existed, the Office of Development and Alumni became the repository for thousands of photographs and photographic slides.

Scope and Content:

Arranged in topical order, this large eclectic collection of 2134 color and black-and-white photographic prints covers roughly the period 1899-1990. It is the most extensive collection of historical photos covering nearly the entire history of the school. The bulk of the collection covers the period 1950s-1980s. Files contain many photos of administrators and faculty members, especially during the 1960s and 1970s. Many photos of the Woodward and Brewster families (especially Captain William R. Brewster Jr.) are included throughout, although they are concentrated in the first box. Most of the historic buildings are represented, including Founders Hall. There are a few photos from the 1990s, because the collection was organized principally by John Anderson, Director of Development, when he came to the school in 1990. Photos are dated by approximate decade or exact year when available.

Subject Headings:

This collection represents nearly every aspect of the history of the school.

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