Tag Archives: Walk of Fame

Rollins’ Historical Link with Japan

Ever since Commodore Perry’s fleet sailed into the Tokyo harbor in 1853, Japan has captured the imagination of Americans, as many were fascinated by the mysterious culture of the Land of the Rising Sun. Established by the Congregational Church in … Continue reading

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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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A New Classroom and Historic Image Pay Homage to Rollins’ Professor of Books

The new Edwin O. Grover Room at Olin Library (Photo:  Amanda Vocks) The Olin Library and the Rollins College Archives are happy to share this guest blog post from Dr. Eduard Gfeller, a documentary filmmaker and friend of the Library. … 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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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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