Fridays with Fred


Glimpses into Beloit’s 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.

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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.

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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.

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Bernie Sanders circa 1991.

Fridays with Fred: A Very Successful Socialist

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

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Students outside of Smith circa 1970s.

Fridays with Fred: Hanging out at the Smith Union

A look at the Smith Student Union. 

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View of the Field House and popularity circa 1950s.

Fridays with Fred: The Field House

A look at the opening nights of the Field House and a series of past concerts.

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S. Crosby’s depiction of the transformation of Beloit college students printed in the 1892 Codex.

Fridays with Fred: A timeline of doodles

A brief look at doodles and cartoons from Beloit College students and faculty through the decades.

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First female Chinese student Lee Sun Woo.

Fridays with Fred: The Beloit College Chinese Students Club

The origins of the the first Chinese students club at Beloit College.

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Smith Observatory circa 1892.

Fridays with Fred: The Science Behind Smith Observatory

Beloit College and the history of the Smith Observatory.

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Velma Bell Hamilton’s freshman identification photo, 1926

Fridays With Fred: Velma Bell and Beloit

The story of the first black student to become a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Velma Bell

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