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Office employes posing ...
1945-01
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title Office employes posing in Office #21, Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date 1945-01
Description Male and female office employees posing with Upjohn publications behind a desk in Building 21 at Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan. From left to right, employees with year of service are: J. F. Staley (1904), Stanley Goodrich (1935), Neill Currie (1931), Elmer Shumar (1927), Grace Sportel (1940), Doris Donnelly (1938), Frances Wiessner (1942), and Mary Eleanor Stoddard (1943). Photo notes that Leighton Saltzman (1935) and Marie Beattie (1922) are not in the photo. The years of service of the employees represented 124 years of service. A Marchant Calculator sits on the desk.
Employees at desks in O...
1945-01
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title Employees at desks in Office #21, Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date 1945-01
Description Six employees seated at office desks in Building 21 at the Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Employees identfied as Doris Donnelly, Leighton Saltzman, Dorothy Swartz, Frances Wiessner, Stanley Goodrich, and Grace Sportel. The women employee in the foreground labels and fills medication bottles. In the background, two of the employees are on the telephone.
Employees in the Mixing...
1945-01
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title Employees in the Mixing Room, Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date 1945-01
Description Laboratory technicians behind a lab table with weighing impliments in the Mixing Center at the Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Employees with their date of service include, left to right, Owen Ravine (1928), Bernard Dykehouse (1921), Cecil Bowler (1919), Leo Lemmer (1941), Gerald Crowner (1935), Henry Kinkema (1941), Andrew Bos (1942), and Gilbert H. Simmonds (1930). Employees represented 95 years of service. Employees wear white shirts and pants with bakers caps. The Upjohn Company was a pharmaceutical manufacturing firm founded in 1886 by Dr. William E. Upjohn. The company was originally formed to make friable pills, which were specifically designed to be easily digested. In 1995, Upjohn merged with Pharmacia AB to form Pharmacia & Upjohn, and was later owned by Pfizer.
Employee in the Mixing ...
1945-01
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title Employee in the Mixing Room, Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date 1945-01
Description Leo Lemmer standing by mixing equipment in the Mixing Room at the Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Upjohn Company was a pharmaceutical manufacturing firm founded in 1886 by Dr. William E. Upjohn. The company was originally formed to make friable pills, which were specifically designed to be easily digested. In 1995, Upjohn merged with Pharmacia AB to form Pharmacia & Upjohn, and was later owned by Pfizer.
Employee of the Granula...
1945-01
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title Employee of the Granulation Center, Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date 1945-01
Description Male employee working in the Granualation Center at the Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo. Employee guides ingredients through a pan-feed comminuting machine. A plaque on the front of the equipment identies the machine as a Fitzpatrick Model D comminuting Mill/Pulverizer. The company was originally formed to make friable pills, which were specifically designed to be easily digested. In 1995, Upjohn merged with Pharmacia AB to form Pharmacia & Upjohn, and was later owned by Pfizer.
Employee of the Granula...
1945-01
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title Employee of the Granulation Center, Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date 1945-01
Description Male employee adding ingredients to granulation equipment in the Granualation Center at the Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Employee identified as Henry Triezenberg. The Upjohn Company was a pharmaceutical manufacturing firm founded in 1886 by Dr. William E. Upjohn. The company was originally formed to make friable pills, which were specifically designed to be easily digested. In 1995, Upjohn merged with Pharmacia AB to form Pharmacia & Upjohn, and was later owned by Pfizer.
Employees of the Granul...
1945-01
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title Employees of the Granulation Center, Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date 1945-01
Description Eight first year employees in the Granulation Center at Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Employees pictured left to right are Glenn Schoolcraft (1944), Everett Weybright (1936), Henry Triezenberg (1942), Fred Brant (1943), Joe Engels (1943), Bert Orbeck (1942), Dan Dorgan (1942), and Willis Miller (1923). Information on the photo indicates that Donald Witters (1943) is not included in the photo and the total years of service in this area represents 39 years. The Upjohn Company was a pharmaceutical manufacturing firm founded in 1886 by Dr. William E. Upjohn. The company was originally formed to make friable pills, which were specifically designed to be easily digested. In 1995, Upjohn merged with Pharmacia AB to form Pharmacia & Upjohn, and was later merged with Pfizer.
Employee loading ingred...
1945-01
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title Employee loading ingredients in the Mixing Room, Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date 1945-01
Description Leo A. Lemmer placing box of Nitrate of Potash on industrial scale in the Mixing Room at the Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Toledo Scale visible.
Employees operating mac...
1945-01
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title Employees operating machinery in the Granulating Center, Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date 1945-01
Description Everett Weybright and Fred Brant operating machinery in the Granulating Center at the Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Employee operating mach...
1945-01
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title Employee operating machinery in the Mixing Room, Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date 1945-01
Description Cecil Bowler operating equipment in the Mixing Room at Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Employees posing by mac...
1945-01
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title Employees posing by machinery in the Compression Center, Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date 1945-01
Description Male and female employees posing by machinery in the Compressing Center at the Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan. From left to right, employees with their year of service include: Homer Suter (1929), Florence Chase (1944), Hester Woltersom (1938), Leland Telfer (1933), Gertrude Harris (1939), Albert Vanden Broek (1942), William Kannegieter (1942), Barbara Shaver (1941), and Albert Busick (1930). Representing 59 years of service.
Employee in the Compres...
1945-01
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title Employee in the Compression Room, Upjohn Company, Compressing Room
Date 1945-01
Description Albert Vanden Broek working with machinery in the Compressing Room at the Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Group portrait of emplo...
1945-01
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title Group portrait of employees at the Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date 1945-01
Description Group photo of employees at the Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Employees include: H. Suter, D. Grube, E. Weybright, B. Dykehouse, G. Schoolcraft, L. Saltzman, W. Koning, S. Goodrich, E. Musselman, F. Brant, Dorgna, F. Chase, E. Kellogg, M. Wiessner, M. Dykstrahouse, H. Longjohn, G. Sportel, E. Cosby, C. Buytendorp, G. Harris, A. Vanden Broek, B. Shaver, M. Hurni, E. Kuney, B. Busick, T. Vander Slik, C. Roberts, H. Woltersom, and B. Kannegieter. Two men are seated.
Employes sitting in the...
1945-01
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title Employes sitting in the Process Laboratory, Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date 1945-01
Description Maude Hurni, Douglas Tool, and Jerry Pleyte siting at tables in the Process Laboratory at the Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo. The table is covered with various sized bottles and large glass containers.
Two employees in the Lu...
1945-01
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title Two employees in the Lubricating Center, Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date 1945-01
Description Glenn Schoolcraft and Donald Witters working in the Lubricating Center at the Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo. The Upjohn Company was a pharmaceutical manufacturing firm founded in 1886 by Dr. William E. Upjohn. The company was originally formed to make friable pills, which were specifically designed to be easily digested. In 1995, Upjohn merged with Pharmacia AB to form Pharmacia & Upjohn, and was later owned by Pfizer.
Employees standing with...
1945-01
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title Employees standing with machinery in the Compression Room, the Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date 1945-01
Description Male and female employees posed by machinery in the Compression Room at the Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo. From left to right, employees with year of service are: Charles Roberts (1928), Donald England (1935), Barbara Friend (1941), Eileen Cosby (1943), Raymond Miller (1934), Wea Vander Veen (1928), Henry Sliss (1937), and Eman Musselman (1908). Photo notes that Henrietta Longjohn (1942) is not in the picture and the employees represent 100 years of service.
Employee standing with ...
1945-01
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title Employee standing with machinery in the Compressing Room, Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date 1945-01
Description Albert Vanden Broek operating machinery in the Compressing Room at the Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan. There are three pharmaceutical compression machines marked 13, 29, and 26.
Employees standing in t...
1945-01
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title Employees standing in the Compressing Center, Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date 1945-01
Description Male and female employees posing by machinery in the Compression Center at Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan. From left to right, employees with year of service are: George Oxley (1916), Marian Wiessner (1943), William Koning (1942), Ann Brower (1942), Douglas Noble (1936), Phyllis Overmeyer (1944), Guy Becker (1927), Doris Commissaris (1943), and Eileen Kellogg (1943). Photo notes that they represent 61 years of service. Employees wear aprons and collard shirts.
Clara Bush, faculty, po...
1945
Bush, Clara Noreen, 192...
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Title Clara Bush, faculty, portrait
Date 1945
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Studio portrait of Clara Bush, 1944 graduate of Western Michigan College of Education. Photograph is from 1945 when she was appointed faculty in the Speech Department at Western Michigan College of Education.
Irving Clark and Emelia...
1940
[Clark, Emelia A. Golds...
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Title Irving Clark and Emelia A. Goldworthy Clark at their home in Los Angeles, California
Date 1940
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Snapshot of Irving Clark and Emelia Goldsworthy Clark with a car in the background. The following written on the back of the photo, "Under the blooming lantana vine. We stand and enjoy the California sunshine. Our Patio is filled with plants and flowers. And just now calls for winter showers. We can sit in our swing and look upon the Desert or the Ocean Scenes painted on our garage doors. With an artists notion honeysuckles & roses cover our back fence and often gives out a very sweet incense. Your friends with all our health, Irving & Emlia G. Clark 1114 W. 42 St., Los Angeles.” Prior to her 1920 marriage, Emelia Goldsworthy was head of the Art Department at Western State Normal School.
Florence Tyler, housemo...
ca. 1945
Tyler, Florence Dewey, ...
exwa_wmup_u-00005
 
Title Florence Tyler, housemother, undated portrait
Date ca. 1945
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Studio portrait of Florence Tyler, director and housemother of Walwood Hall (1940-1944) and housemother of Spindler Hall (1944-1945).
V-12 candidates on the ...
ca. 1943
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Title V-12 candidates on the steps of the Western Michigan College of Education Administration Building
Date ca. 1943
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Promotional photograph used for brochure "On Board the Western Michigan" highlighting the V-12 program at Western Michigan College of Education to train officers for the Navy and Marines during World War II.
Ellis Walker, health se...
ca. 1940
Walker, Ellis J., 1878-...
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Title Ellis Walker, health services, portrait
Date ca. 1940
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Portrait of Ellis J. Walker, Ph.B., R.N., Director of Health Services, 1927-1946.
Ellis Walker, health se...
ca. 1940
Walker, Ellis J., 1878-...
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Title Ellis Walker, health services, at her desk
Date ca. 1940
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Photograph of Ellis J. Walker, Director of Health Services, 1927-1946, at her desk in the Health and Personnel Building.
Lofton Burge at desk
1947
Burge, Lofton V., 1874-...
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Title Lofton Burge at desk
Date 1947
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Lofton Burge, Director of Teacher Education, at Western Michigan College of Education, 1938-1948.
Herbert Slusser, facult...
ca. 1930
Slusser, Herbert, 1898-...
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Title Herbert Slusser, faculty, portrait
Date ca. 1930
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Photograph of Herbert Slusser, associate professor, English Department 1924-1947
George Vuicich, faculty
1949
Vuicich, George, 1925-2...
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Title George Vuicich, faculty
Date 1949
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Photograph of George Vuicich. From 1955-1958 he was an assistant professor of social science teaching in the Campus School. Joined the Department of Geography in 1968.
Bertha Davis and Opal S...
ca. 1940
[Davis, Bertha Shean, 1...
exwa_wmup_u-00029
 
Title Bertha Davis and Opal Stamm
Date ca. 1940
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Photograph of Bertha Davis and Opal Stamm by 939 Walwood Place. Davis served first as a music instructor in 1914, then as dean of women from 1917 until 1947. Stamm was an assistant professor of Home Economics, 1934-1963.
Bertha Davis, Dean of W...
Davis, Bertha Shean, 18...
exwa_wmup_u-00032
 
Title Bertha Davis, Dean of Women
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Portrait of Bertha Shean Davis, who served first as a music instructor in 1914, then as Dean of Women from 1917 until 1947. WMU’s Davis Hall is named for her.
W.J.B. Truitt, faculty,...
ca. 1948
Truitt, William Jenning...
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Title W.J.B. Truitt, faculty, portrait
Date ca. 1948
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Photograph of W.J.B. Truitt, Ed.D., Professor of Education, 1948-1949.
Frank “Stubby” Overmire...
ca. 1949
Overmire, Frank, 1919-1...
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Title Frank “Stubby” Overmire, alumni, in Detroit Tigers uniform
Date ca. 1949
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Photograph of Frank "Stub" Overmire wearing a Detroit Tigers uniform. Stubby Overmire played for Western State Teachers College from 1938 to 1941. He played for the Detroit Tigers from 1943 to 1949.
Frank “Stubby” Overmire...
ca. 1943
Overmire, Frank, 1919-1...
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Title Frank “Stubby” Overmire, alumni, in Detroit Tigers uniform
Date ca. 1943
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Photograph of Frank "Stub" Overmire wearing a Detroit Tigers uniform. Photo is inscribed to "Juddy" Hyames. Stubby Overmire played for Western State Teachers College from 1938 to 1941. He played for the Detroit Tigers from 1943 to 1949.
Gifford Blyton, faculty...
ca. 1942
Blyton, Gifford Seymour...
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Title Gifford Blyton, faculty, portrait
Date ca. 1942
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Studio portrait of Gifford S. Blyton who taught in the Department of Speech at Western Michigan College of Education from 1942-1948.
John Amey, faculty, por...
ca. 1948
Amey, John David, Jr., ...
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Title John Amey, faculty, portrait
Date ca. 1948
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Studio portrait of John Amey. Amey was a graduate of Western Michigan College of Education and taught economics and business education at Western between 1948 and 1952.
Anna Evans, faculty, po...
ca. 1945
Evans, Anna L., 1880-19...
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Title Anna Evans, faculty, portrait
Date ca. 1945
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Photograph of Anna Evans, faculty member in the Rural Life and Education Department from 1922 to 1946. This photo appears in the 1945 Brown and Gold Yearbook and the Summer 1962 Western Michigan College of Education News Magazine.
Ann Barbara Carlin, fac...
ca. 1947
Carlin, Anna Barbara, 1...
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Title Ann Barbara Carlin, faculty, portrait
Date ca. 1947
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Studio photograph of Anna Barbara Carlin, visiting professor and supervisor of the Paw Paw Training School affiliated with Western Michigan College of Education, 1947-1950.
Harry P. Greenwall, fac...
ca. 1949
Greenwall, Harry P., 18...
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Title Harry P. Greenwall, faculty, portrait
Date ca. 1949
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Photograph of Harry P. Greenwall who taught at Western Michigan University from 1916 to 1951 in the areas of penmanship, German and Spanish.
Margaret Jane Brennan, ...
ca. 1947
Brennan, Margaret Jane,...
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Title Margaret Jane Brennan, faculty, portrait
Date ca. 1947
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Photograph of Margaret Jane Brennan, teacher at the Paw Paw Training School. Brennan was a 1937 graduate of Western State Teachers College. She was also a professor of Home Economics at Western Michigan University from 1965 to 1979.
Carrie Stoeri, faculty,...
1945
Stoeri, Carrie E., 1906...
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Title Carrie Stoeri, faculty, portrait
Date 1945
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Photograph of Carrie E. Stoeri. Stoeri, who served as secretary to the Registrar from 1932-1937 and secretary to the Dean of Women from 1937-1946 at Western Michigan College of Education. Photo appears in 1945 Brown & Gold Western Michigan College of Education yearbook.
Carrie Stoeri, faculty,...
1948
Stoeri, Carrie E., 1906...
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Title Carrie Stoeri, faculty, portrait
Date 1948
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Studio portrait of Carrie E. Stoeri. Stoeri, who served as secretary to the Registrar from 1932-1937 and secretary to the Dean of Women from 1937-1946 at Western Michigan College of Education. Photo appears in Cincinnati Enquirer, October 17, 1948 at the time she is appointed head of the Central Registration and Clerical Personnel of the Cincinnati YWCA.
Violit Beirge, faculty,...
1943
Gasslander, Violet Walt...
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Title Violit Beirge, faculty, portrait
Date 1943
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Studio photograph of Violet Beirge, professor of education at Western Michigan College of Education from 1946 to 1951. Photograph taken by Chidnoff Studio, reprinted by Artcraft Engraving Company of Kalamazoo, Mich.
Dorothy Vestal, faculty...
1940
Vestal, Dorothy, 1894-1...
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Title Dorothy Vestal, faculty, portrait
Date 1940
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Photograph of Dorothy Vestal, faculty member in the women’s physical education department from 1927 to 1948. This photo appears in the 1940 Western State Teachers College yearbook.
Cornelia Matthews, facu...
1949
Matthews, Cornelia Dewe...
exwa_wmup_u-00134
 
Title Cornelia Matthews, faculty, portrait
Date 1949
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Studio portrait of Cornelia Matthews, instructor in the English Department at Western Michigan College of Education from 1946-1949. Photo appeared in the Western Michigan College News Magazine, Winter 1950 in an article announcing her death.
Smith R. Burnham and Er...
1947
[Burnham, Ernest, 1869-...
exwa_wmup_u-00132
 
Title Smith R. Burnham and Ernest L. Burnham, faculty
Date 1947
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Snapshot of Dr. Ernest Burnham and Dr. Smith Burnham taken November 1947. They are standing in front of a car and North Hall is in the background. Ernest Burnham taught rural education at Western Michigan College of Education and Smith Burnham was a professor and chair of the history department at Western Michigan College of Education.
Hugh Ackley, faculty at...
1947
Ackley, Hugh Mortimore,...
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Title Hugh Ackley, faculty at Michigan College of Education
Date 1947
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Photograph of Hugh M. Ackley, faculty in the Mathematics Department at Western Michigan College of Education from 1922 to 1947. The dormatory, Ackley Hall, was built and dedicated to Hugh Ackley in 1963.
McCracken Hall, side en...
1949
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Title McCracken Hall, side entrance, Western State Teachers College
Date 1949
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Exterior of William McCracken Hall at the time of construction in 1949. It was used as a chemistry facility. The first building on West Campus, McCracken Hall was named after well-known faculty member, William McCracken, head of the chemstry department from 1907-1939. A Paper Industries Laboratory was added to McCracken Hall in 1959 to support the nation's second Paper Technology program. One wing was torn down in 2017. The building was demolished in 2019.
McCracken Hall, front e...
1949
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Title McCracken Hall, front entrace, Western State Teachers College
Date 1949
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Front entrance of William McCracken Hall at the time of construction in 1949. It was used as a chemistry facility. The first building on West Campus, McCracken Hall was named after well-known faculty member, William McCracken, head of the chemstry department from 1907-1939. A Paper Industries Laboratory was added to McCracken Hall in 1959 to support the nation's second Paper Technology program. One wing was torn down in 2017. The building was demolished in 2019.
Mechanical Trades Build...
ca. 1945
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Title Mechanical Trades Building, facade, Western Michigan University
Date ca. 1945
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Exterior of the Mechanical Trades Building which was constructed in 1940 for the purposes of vocational training. Cars are parked in the front of the building. Ornamentation in the façade featured airplane propellers and one of the early classes taught out of this building was aviation mechanics. North Hall and West Hall are visible in the background.
Spindler Hall, exterior...
ca. 1940
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Title Spindler Hall, exterior, East Campus at Western State Teachers College
Date ca. 1940
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Exterior of Spindler Hall looking northwest. Built in 1940, Spindler Hall was origially a women's dormatory and later became an independent housing facility for doctoral, graduate, senior and non-traditional students. Spindler Hall was named after Lavina Spindler, who served at Western from 1907-1938 as director of the Campus School, Dean of Women, and Freshman Advisor. The building featured reliefs of female students and a female figure in a mentoring relationship.
West Hall, northeast fa...
ca. 1940
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Title West Hall, northeast facade, on the East Campus of Western State Teachers College
Date ca. 1940
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Northeast facade of West Hall, formerly known as the Natural Science Building and Science Hall. The Science Building, designed by E. W. Arnold, was later named West Hall. Located on East Campus, it was the second building to open at Western State Normal School in 1915. West Hall was used as the physical and natural sciences for over 30 years. The last use for the building was in 2006, when the Geology Department used it for a core lab. The building was demolished in 2013.
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