Author Archives: wzhang

Notes to Thomas Edison

                    Thomas Edison on campus with President Hamilton Holt, 1930 While researching a reference question recently, we came across an envelope marked “Notes written to Thomas A. Edison on Founders Day, February 24, 1930, during the program.”  These appear to … Continue reading

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Flight Into Oblivion

The first edition of Flight Into Oblivion (1938), by Rollins Professor Alfred J. Hanna In 1971 Joan Baez recorded her top-five hit, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.  It opened with the lines: Virgil Caine is my name, and … Continue reading

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Hamilton Holt on Surveys

President Holt (1872-1951), Busy at His Desk One of the series in the Archives’ collection of the Hamilton Holt papers consists of 35 scrapbooks, containing newspaper clippings on topics related to or of interest to him.    The scrapbooks’ subject … Continue reading

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A Young Professor at Rollins, 1885-86

Prof. Lloyd in 1885 One of the many wonderful letters in our Archives is from William Webster Lloyd (1864-1955), who came to the newly established Rollins College as a young man to teach Greek and Latin and serve as Principal … Continue reading

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Gasoline Alley Comic Strips: A Rediscovered Treasure

From the strip for April 10, 1922: “Ma Has a Word to Say.” A recent reference query led to the rediscovery of almost 300 original Gasoline Alley comic strips in the Archives, donated to the library by the strip’s creator, … Continue reading

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