Acadia University by Tom Sheppard

By Tom Sheppard

Acadia college explores the illustrious establishment from the floor up: from its humble beginnings as Acadia collage, a Baptist institution confirmed in 1838 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, to 1 of the top-ranked undergraduate universities within the state. Over 100 archival pictures accessory depictions of early campus lifestyles, together with statements, tales, and anecdotes from generations of scholars on every little thing from place of abode existence, to academia, to important occasions and agencies. discover the historical past in the back of campus constructions, from collage corridor (1844) to such glossy marvels because the ok. C. Irving Environmental technology Centre, and collage staples from the Athenaeum to the Axemen and Axewomen athletic groups. And hint a proud heritage of alumni via pix of noteworthy school contributors and amazing scholars. This most up-to-date addition to the photographs of Our prior sequence is an unique and enlightening historical past for an individual attached to the prestigious university.

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It would cost more than one million dollars. Actual construction was to begin the summer of 1964, and the library was to be ready for use by the fall of 1965. On October 16, 1965, the library was officially opened as a part of Homecoming festivities (the new dining hall had been opened the previous day) and was regarded as perhaps the most important building on campus. It was named the Harold Campbell Vaughan Library to honour the late son of Dr. Harold S. Vaughan, a retired New York doctor who had grown up in Newport, Hants County.

60 a week. The “Manual Training School,” it said, afforded drawing, carpentry, woodturning, and ironwork at the forge, preparing students for careers in engineering and mechanics. After its first year, the school was termed very successful. Forty Horton Academy students had taken part in its programs, which, in the first year, were limited The 1915 Acadia Collegiate Academy Club Room, 1919 52 Ac a di a uni v er sit y to woodworking and drawing (that summer, ironworks equipment was to be installed).

Author Esther Clark Wright described how the building got its name in her book, Blomidon Rose. She said that a boy, gangly and with a pimple on his nose, had gone to a dance in a nearby town and had met a girl named Tully, whom he had the gall to consider unattractive. ” It turned out that the girls liked the name and even developed a song about it. Years before Dr. Wright’s account was published, the engineers had a slightly different story. 1920 56 Ac a di a uni v er sit y would be worth one thousand points, and the others would be graded accordingly.

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