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Does This Man Look Like a Grouch to You? An Alumna Remembers Hamilton Holt

While attending a reception in the Galloway Room recently, I was startled to hear someone point out this portrait of Pres. Hamilton Holt and say, “That guy looks like such a grouch!” Others at our table agreed. I spoke up, … Continue reading

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Student Life in the 1930s: Rollins Memorabilia from Milford J. Davis ’35

The Freshman’s Don’t Book, by Milford J. Davis A popular Rollins 360 story a few years ago featured the Freshman’s Don’t Book, a booklet offering new students “a few helpful hints on what not to do at Rollins.” At the … Continue reading

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Rollins’ Historical Markers

Founded in 1885, Rollins College is home to a number of historical markers commemorating its past. (Photo by Scott Cook) A historical marker commemorates an event or person from the past at a specific geographic locale in a way that … Continue reading

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“Sandspur Tactics”: Lucy Blackman and the Women of Florida

Lucy Worthington Blackman, circa 1902-1915 As we observe Women’s History Month, the Archives is pleased to share this guest blog post by Dr. Leslie Poole, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. Prof. Poole’s subject, Lucy Blackman, came to Winter Park in … Continue reading

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Theodore Mead – The Man Behind the Mead Botanical Legacy Garden in Winter Park

Theodore L. Mead (Photo:  Courtesy of the Willis family) The Archives is pleased to share this guest blog post by Dr. Paul Butler, the author of Orchids & Butterflies – the Life & Times of Theodore Mead. In this new biography, … Continue reading

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