Display Cases begin the William Smith Centennial

November 1, 2006

I just set up the display cases with the help of student worker Liz Staino, to help kick off the celebration of the William Smith College centennial. We put the cover to the scrapbook (digitized for the new webpage to come) with the title “As it was in the beginning: William Smith College 1906-1912” in case one. Three other cases are pages from the scrapbook with events from 1906.

Two full front pages from the Geneva Daily Times

  • December 7, 1906 “$500,000 Gift to Hobart College.” Other headlines include “Plot against Kaiser’s life” and “Suffocated under Hay.”
  • December 13, 1906 “Hobart Accepts Mr. Smith’s Gift.” Other headlines include “Say Roosevelt aided Mormons in Election”, “Kaiser Dissolves the Reichstag”, and “Simple Spelling Stabbed in the Back.”

The fourth scrapbook page has a picture of Seneca Lake and a copy of an address by the president, Rev. Langdon C. Stewardson, to the Hobart Alumni given in December 1906 “Foundation of the William Smith School for Women at Hobart College.”

I think it’s going to be a fun year of rediscovery!

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