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“I Feel That You Are All My Friends”: Alexandra Tolstoy in Winter Park

Alexandra Tolstoy, the daughter of author Leo Tolstoy, speaking at the Rollins Animated Magazine in 1940 Sometimes it is surprising what one finds–or in this case, doesn’t find–in the archival record. Although Alexandra Tolstoy, the youngest daughter of Leo Tolstoy, … Continue reading

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Rollins’ China Connection

The April 1984 issue of The Alumni Record. Top:  President Thaddeus Seymour and Dr. Harry Gao ’31 in Wuhan, China. Bottom left:  George Gao, Rollins’ first exchange student from the People’s Republic of China. Bottom right:  Dr. Charles Edmondson (right) … Continue reading

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America’s Sweetheart, Rollins’ Friend

Mary Pickford ’52H (1892-1979) Actress Mary Pickford was one of the biggest stars of silent films.  She was also a trailblazer:  the first actress to start her own studio, a co-founder of United Artists studio, and one of the five … 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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