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.