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Mementos bring special meaning to the Centennial

09/9/2010

 This decorative map from the early 1930s was donated by an alumna in the Class of 1969. She got it from a friend whose mother graduated in 1931.

This decorative map from the early 1930s was donated by an alumna in the Class of 1969. She got it from a friend whose mother graduated in 1931.

When the Office of College Relations started asking alumnae and alumni for memorabilia from the College's past, it didn't take long for treasures to arrive in the mail.

Alumnae contributed photos of the 1952 senior picnic, invitations to dances and clippings from The College News. They also sent a 50th Reunion booklet printed by the Class of 1927, a Winthrop Scholar certificate, a decorative map of the campus from the early 1930s and a letter offering admission to a student in the Class of 1954.

"Every photo, every clipping, every letter opens a window into our history. It's fascinating to see the continuity across the years -- the emphasis on academic excellence and the importance of community," said Patricia M. Carey, vice president for College Relations.

Her office is asking for the memorabilia for use in displays during the College's Centennial next year. Afterward, items will be contributed to the College Archives. Contributions from all generations are welcome. So far, all of the donations have been from alumnae in earlier decades.

Do you have memorabilia to share? Please mail items to:

Barbara Nagy, College Relations
Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320

You can upload digital photos, including hi-res scans of old images, to bparent@conncoll.edu.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Matt Engelhardt (860) 439-2505, mengelha@conncoll.edu
Deborah MacDonnell (860) 439-2504, dmacdonn@conncoll.edu



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