March 3rd, 2010

Art in the Archives (March 2010)

While the Russell-Arnold Archives is mostly known for its collections of books and documents, there are some interesting works of art hanging on the walls as well.

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February 5th, 2010

Something Rubbed Off (February 2010)

Since February is Black History Month, we thought it would be interesting to include a reminiscence from a PC grad on race relations during his time at the college. Charles W. Joyner graduated from PC in 1956, thirteen years before the first African-American student was admitted to the college…

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January 7th, 2010

Memories of Doyle (January 2010)

Mark R. McCallum, ‘82

Strange how one life affects so many others…

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November 30th, 2009

Merry Christmas! (December 2009)

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October 28th, 2009

The College Seal and Motto (November 2009)

I recently ran across two Blue Stocking articles detailing the history of the college seal, the familiar oval which contains the motto “Dum Vivimus Servimus” (“While we live, we serve”). Thinking this would be an interesting subject for our blog, I decided to do some further research…

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September 29th, 2009

Football Legends (October 2009)

Since we’re in the middle of football season, we thought it might be nice to profile a couple of PC’s football legends. Thanks once again to our interns, Stewart Self and Caroline Todd, for their hard work!

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September 2nd, 2009

School Spirit (September 2009)

With September, and the beginning of the football season, we thought it would be nice to examine school spirit at PC, including songs, yells, cheerleaders, our nickname, and our mascot, the Scotsman. Our thanks to our summer intern, Caroline Todd, who helped with the research.

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August 13th, 2009

How PC Was Different 100 Years Ago (August 2009, Part 2)

Social Life

Starting in the spring of 2009, we had something new here in the archives – interns! In the spring, we had Lance Poston with us, and this summer it was Caroline Todd. Their big project was to trace the history of PC’s campus and buildings; you’ll be seeing the results of that research on our webpage. Caroline also helped us by preparing a number of entries for our blog, including our August blog, which will appear in two parts. We thought it might be fun for incoming students to see what PC was like 100 years ago.

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August 3rd, 2009

How PC Was Different 100 Years Ago (August 2009, Part 1)

Starting in the spring of 2009, we had something new here in the archives – interns! In the spring, we had Lance Poston with us, and this summer it was Caroline Todd. Their big project was to trace the history of PC’s campus and buildings; you’ll be seeing the results of that research on our webpage. Caroline also helped us by preparing a number of entries for our blog, including our August blog, which will appear in two parts. We thought it might be fun for incoming students to see what PC was like 100 years ago.

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June 26th, 2009

William T. Johnson and Charles B. MacDonald (July 2009)

Charles Brown MacDonald was one of my favorite people. He was a Senior at Presbyterian College when I was a Freshman. I assume he never knew my name. I can still hear his jaunty whistle as he walked down the hall and up the stairs to his room on third floor, Spencer Dorm.

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