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    • Amateur 1859

    • literary societies; students; Literature;
    • The Amphictyon Society was a male literary society founded in 1857 at Hillsdale College. This is the first issue of a literary journal published by the society. Contributions were anonymous.
    • 1874 Fire Appeal

    • Fire; Fund raising;
    • After the Fire of 1874, the College needed to replace two-thirds of the Central Building. It was decided, rather than replicate the original design, it would be more prudent to build five separate buildings. This appeal was widely sent to alumni...
    • Students

    • students
    • This postcards shows a group of students in front of Central Hall. Handwriting identifies the students as Ray Harding, Myers, Stanley Robertons, Waller, Hubert Farnsworth, Kermpton, Ewing, Stott, and Way. The photograph dates from about 1910-1911.
    • Great Rebellion of 1866

    • Students; Student movements; Literary Societies
    • In 1866, the administration ordered that all outsiders attending literary society meeting must be on a list approved by the president. Almost half the students were expelled before the protests ended. This photograph is labeled as "In the...
    • Students

    • students
    • It is unknown as to whether these women were students at Hillsdale College. The verso of the card lists some of the names including Nellie Webster, Eva Blatchley; Ourellia McLain; Eva Dickison; Clara Jones and Percus Blount.
    • Central View, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.

    • Central Hall; fountains; Alpha Kappa Phi Monument;students; administration buildings
    • This view of central campus included the fountain, gift of the Class of 1886, which was destroyed by an explosion in 1940, the Alpha Kappa Phi Monument and Central Hall. Four students are reading on the lawn. Three of these students are shown in...
    • Chemistry Class 1911

    • students; chemistry
    • A copy of this photograph indicated this is the analytical chemistry class in 1911. This postcard version has identified some of the students while Prof. Tucker is at the right. The students are Timmerman, Bess Stonerock, Frances, Grace Stewart,...
    • Students ca 1910

    • students
    • Some of the students are indentified in this postcard dating around 1910. (Fred?) Ewing, (Freeman?) Scott, (Robert?) Wolf, Ray Harding, (Archie?) Myers, Stanley Robertson, (Howard M?) Waller, Hubert Harnsworthy, and (Rockwell?) Kempton. It was...
    • Costumed students

    • students
    • This photograph shows Hillsdale College students dressed as women. Tow of the sutdent are identified. On the left is E. Clyde Hobart and the seated figure is I.D. "Josh" Fales.
    • 1861 Catalogue

    • Catalogs; Students;
    • The catalog from 1861 is unusual as a number of the students who were expected to enroll and who are listed in the catalog, did not, in fact, attend. Their names are marked with a cross. This indicates they had joined the Army and were...
    • Freshman tree committee 1874

    • Students; Tree planting ceremonies; Trees;
    • Since the Hillsdale campus was established on a clear-cut hill, an early passion of the students involved planting trees to beautify the campus. This photograph was designed to be used in a stereographic viewer. On the right margin, is a note...
    • Graduation 1912

    • students; graduates
    • This postcard features the crowd at graduation on June 20, 1912. The ceremony is apparently over, several male students are still wearing their robes.
    • Y.W.C.A., 1920

    • students; Young Women's Christian Association
    • This postcard shows several Hillsdale College students at a camp for Young Women's Christian Association, Y.W.C.A., at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 1950. The verso has a handwritten note "Our tent" and identifies several of the women. One is Helen...
    • Mahlon Buell and Charles Barber

    • students;
    • A handwritten note on the back of this postcard indicates "Mahlon Buell and me probably during a college glee club trip" The note is written by Charles Barber, graduate of the class of 1917 while Mahlon Buell graduated in 1918. Mahlong Buell is...
    • Frosh Soph '10

    • students; Central Hall
    • Early in Hillsdale College's history, there was a strong class rivalry. This postcard shows a photograph of the freshman - sophmore "scrap" in 1910. By 1912, the administration had banned this practice as students were being injured in the melee.


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