This box contains information about the following students.
Jack Sidebotham III, Attended 1942, Class of 1946
Jim Sinclair, class of 1966.
-Autobiographical life story. "Rethinking the Mass, Damper and Spring."
Harmon Smith, 1933-38
-Large collection of letters between Dr. Harmon Smith Sr., famous New York City ear and throat doctor and President Hyatt and others associated with Harmon Jr.
-Dr. Smith Sr. later killed his wife and himself
-Harmon was taken in by famous painter Howard Chandler Christy’s wife
-Captured during WWII and held in German POW camp, later escaped to join the French Resistance
James Smith, Class of 1932 – PMC
-Son-in-law to Gottfried Krueger, brewer in Newark, NJ
-Related to the Smith Family that produced Smith cough drops
James R. “Jim” Spurrier, JR, Class of 1940, PMC
-Native American polo player for PMC and lifetime advocate for, and player and trainer of polo
-Fought in WWII in the Pacific theatre, earning a Silver Star, Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart
-Helped found the United States Calvary Association
-Letter from James Spurrier talking about the legend of PMC Polo Olympics.
Brent A. Staples, Class of 1973, Widener College
-Member of first class of Project Prepare. Went on to become a New York Times Editorial writer
-Author of autobiography, Parallel Time: Growing Up in Black and White (book is sometimes incorrectly referred to as Parallel Times)
William “Bill” Stern, Class of 1930
-William Stern Collection
-Received honorary degree Doctor of Science, 1950
-Director of sports, National Broadcasting Company, sports announcer
-Radio Hall of Fame (1988),American Sportscasters Hall of Fame (1984), National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame (1974)
-Broadcasted the first professional baseball game and the first televised sports event
George M. Studebaker, PMC, Class of 1885
-From the Studebaker family that made automobiles, wagons, and carts
-Part of the National Guard of Indiana and commander of the “Studebaker Tigers” in the Spanish-American War
-Marched in parade with General Grant 1879
-Adjunct of the college immediately after graduating
-Improved the Western Military Academy while working as a professor there
Samuel Minor, Class of 1892
Sylvanus Morley, PMC (Class of 1904)
-Famous anthropologist and archeologist
-Led an expedition in 1920’s to excavate Chichen Itza and find Mayan hieroglyphics
-Wrote a diary detailing his work and studies