Archive for August 19th, 2014

This photo to me is the culminating event of my time here in the Archives and Special Collections, all of these people have been haunting me-in a good way-all summer. Whether it is Beth Lund-Miss Young Republican 1955-or Ramona Memmer-active student all around campus-these people have been in my life for the past few months; their faces and hairlines etched into my memory. All of these people are part of the ‘Who’s Who in American Colleges,’


                   Left to right: Back row: Thomas R. Lehnert, Kay Kiel, Charles Burns, Beth Lund, Ann Louise Shaw, Lavon Mickelson, Bill Rawlings, Fred Rovere, Jim Rath, Mary McKeon, William Brady. Front row: Singrid Anderson, Bruce Lushbough, Ramona Memmer, Frank Meyers, Marilyn Hobbs, Jane Mumford, Richard ‘Dick’ Chaussee, Walborg Olsen, Cholice ‘Jackie’ Pier.

“Twenty-two deserving USD seniors were elected to be listed in this year’s volume of “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.” Selected by a faculty and student committee, they were chosen for scholastic attainment and participation in campus activities. The names of these seniors-eleven men and eleven women-were sent in to the national office of “Who’s Who,” where they were included in the 1955 edition of this publication.” -1955 Coyote

These people have come to mean something to me in my time working here, despite having attended USD in the 1950’s, I feel a kinship to these people as a fellow USD student. Despite my life now in 2014 being incredibly different than their life was in 1954, I feel that these people have become part of my life over the past few months and I feel like I know them in some way.

As summer 2014 comes to a close, I find myself feeling nostalgic for my summer spent with these people.

Happy identifying,


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