Join us virtually at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 16
Celebrating Earlham’s 175th birthday last year, Professor of History Tom Hamm and Director of Special Collections Jenny Freed published a new pictorial history of Earlham. In a special presentation for President’s Circle members, Tom and Jenny will discuss how the book was compiled, tracing the evolution from Friends’ Boarding School to the internationally known liberal arts college through photographs from the College Archives.
Tom will share highlights from Earlham’s history (including people, events, pranks, bricks and mortar, and student life) and Jenny will share the technical side of creating a book with over 200 illustrations and the joys and challenges that involves as an archivist. We hope you join us for this special event and enjoy Tom and Jenny’s publication for the insights and images it documents.
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When Richmond extended streetcar service west of the Whitewater River in 1895, Earlham became a stop.
A yurt based on traditional Mongolian forms of housing was built south of Runyan Center in 1974. Dean Tony Bing and supporters saw it as an alternative, ecologically sound form of housing, but it did not last the year.
Almost since the beginning, Earlham students have loved pranks and practical jokes. In 1977, geology professor Chuck Martin was the victim of a favorite prank–filling an office with balloons.
David Elton Trueblood (1900-1994) achieved an international reputation as a Quaker writer and speaker while being faculty at Earlham. The best known of his articles, “Why I Chose a Small College,” brought Earlham national attention in the 1950s.
This groundbreaking group went to Europe in the summer of 1956 under the leadership of French professor Mary Lane Charles. Here, the group poses in front of the Sorbonne in Paris.