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Fridays with Fred

Stories from Beloit College history.

Cover of the 60th Anniversary issue of The Round Table from 1907.

Fridays With Fred: The Round Table

Old editions of the Round Table, Beloit College’s newspaper, offer an interesting look into past Beloit culture.

A commencement ceremony in the Marvin Field House, circa 1950.

Fridays With Fred: Commencement Throughout The Years

Take a look back at Commencement over the years, with excerpts from past speeches.

A close up on Edward Strong Merrill as he wins his race at the I.C.A.A. Track Meet in Chicago circa 1901.

Fridays with Fred: Best All-Around Athlete in the West

Athletics, 1900’s style.

Athletic Hall of Honor 1963 Annual Banquet Pamphlet

Fridays with Fred: The Founding of the Beloit College Athletic Hall of Honor

The story of the foundation of the Athletic Hall of Fame.

Formal photo circa 1940s.

Fridays with Fred: Let’s Dance

The Dancing history here at Beloit College. I bet you didn’t even know it had a history.

Beloit College Veteran housing for family.

Fridays with Fred: Postwar Campus Housing Riddle

Fred Burwell ’86 answers the riddle of how the campus accommodated an influx of students post- WWII.

Bernie Sanders circa 1991.

Fridays with Fred: A Very Successful Socialist

A tale of politics throughout the past century, focusing on one unique socialist.

Students outside of Smith circa 1970s.

Fridays with Fred: Hanging out at the Smith Union

A look at the Smith Student Union.

Montagu Modder at work.

Fridays with Fred: The Drawings of Montagu Modder

A profile of a prolific artist, Montagu Modder, and his work at Beloit College.

Photo of the first Gymnasium by Gaytes circa 1890s

Fridays with Fred: Give us a Gymnasium!

The campaign for Beloit College’s gymnasium, recorded.


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