This box contains information about the following Trustees, visitors to campus, and others:
Ola Cannon, 70’s and 80’s
-Taught modern dance classes in Chester
Jane Fonda, 1972
-Speaker at Villanova, September 29, 1972
-Probably speaker at Widener, September 30, 1972 for the Indochina Peace Campaign benefit program
John B. Hannum, Widener Trustee 1973-1995
-Hannum House was named after him.
J. Edgar Hoover, Received Honorary Doctor of Laws (1936) PMC
-Presented with a decorative sword on occasion of his receiving his honorary Doctorate
-Director of the FBI.
Carolyn H. Kapelski
-Wife of Louis Kapelski
-Folder contains information on her gravesite
Arthur Knott, PMC Photographer, 1928-1962
- One of Chester’s pioneer commercial photographers, also doing industrial photography for firms such as Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Baldwin Locomotive Works, and Ford Motor Company. Includes CD of articles about him from the Alumni Magazine.
Ruth Malcolmson, Miss America 1925, Miss Philadelphia 1921, Married Carl Shaubel (Class of 1930)
Alden Partridge, Superintendant, Wilmington Literary Scientific and Military Academy, (1846-1848)
-Founded various military schools across the East Coast, including Wilmington Literary, Scientific and Military Academy, eventually combined with Bullock School to become Delaware Military Academy
-Founded American Literary and Scientific Military Academy, the first civilian institute of higher learning in the US to incorporate military education, now Norwich University
Bruce Springsteen on Campus, 1975
-Played two concerts at Widener, the first in 1974.
-Played a concert in February of 1975 in the Widener Field House.
- Copies of pictures of him at one of these concerts. Electronic files of these pictures on in the Wolfgram Cloud.
-Article about his coming to campus in the Widener Magazine, issue fom Spring, 2013.
Joseph Tatnall, of “Tatnall Street” in Wilmington
-Aided the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, flour mill owner
General Dwight Eisenhower's visit to campus in 1963 and 1965: article in Widener Magazine from Spring, 2013 issue.