History comes alive: Online student project walks users through University history

6/22/2011 - By: Staff Report
A picture of Morrill Hall taken in 1932.

Did you know that students were allowed to swim in Manzanita Lake before the first campus gym was built? Or that the library's acquisition budget was $500 in 1885? Or that Shirley Temple starred in a movie that filmed on the University's campus?

With more than 100 years of history, the University has many interesting stories. These stories became the basis of an online, collaborative project between students taking History 311 (Public History) and staff from the Special Collections and Libraries departments.

Each of the class' 22 students picked a topic and developed it using photos and other materials from University Archives. The project is open to the public and can be viewed online.


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