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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.
West Hall and Power Bui...
ca. 1945
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Title West Hall and Power Building at Michigan College of Education
Date ca. 1945
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Natural Science Building with the power plan in the foreground. View is from Oakland Drive looking east. The Science Building, possibly designed by Louis Kamper, was later named West Hall. Located on East Campus, it was the second building to open at West Hall. For over 30 years, West Hall was used as the physical and natural sciences. 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.
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 fa├žade 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.
Florence Tyler, housemo...
ca. 1945
Tyler, Florence Dewey, ...
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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).
Anna French, faculty at...
ca. 1945
French, Anna L. (Anna L...
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Title Anna French, faculty at Western Michgian University
Date ca. 1945
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Anna L. French in her office. She began her career at Western as a assistant librarian in 1907, and later became head librarian in 1939 until her retirement in 1946. The dormatory, French Hall, was dedicated in her honor in 1960.
John C. Hoekje and unid...
ca. 1945
Hoekje, John C., 1885-1...
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Title John C. Hoekje and unidentified dignitary from the Netherlands
Date ca. 1945
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Photograph of John Hoekje and an unidentified man (left). An unidentified woman and man are standing to Hoekje's right. The woman is wearing pearls and a pin with the coat of arms for the Netherlands (lion holding arrows and a sword). John C. Hoekje was a professor of education and psychology who also served as registrar, dean of admissions and director of extension during his 1916-to-1955 tenure at the University.
Walter Marburger with r...
ca. 1945
Marburger, Walter G., 1...
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Title Walter Marburger with radio Equipment at Western Michigan College of Education
Date ca. 1945
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Walter Marburger, physics professor, working with short wave radio equipment. Marburger was a faculty and chemist in the Physics Department at Western Michigan College of Education from 1925. He was first president of the Faculty Senate from 1958-1959 and founded the VHF Conference for amateur radio operators in 1954. He retired from WMU in 1963 after 38 years of teaching physics and electronics classes. After retirement, he was active in local, state and regional amateur radio operations and operating an amateur radio W8CVQ station from his Kalamazoo home.
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