Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Campus Fires Shape Valparaiso University and Students Present Results of Archival Research

nwi.com posted an interesting article on December 17, 2017 covering presentations by six history students who conducted projects in the Valparaiso University archives, "VU's initial archivist was on the lecture circuit first."  The student projects included research into lantern slides, photographs, scrapbooks, campus speakers, and the papers of the architect responsible for a number of VU's buildings.

The nwi.com page also offered a link suggesting an earlier article by Joyce Russell from March 29, 1917, "Fires helped shape the future of the Valparaiso University campus."  Russell's article is fascinating and she includes a timeline with more than a dozen campus fires since 1879.