I was there, 1967 – 2000.
Every moment wasn’t great…
… but some of them were!
Hans Groot’s Kill
The Nott, before Roger Hull’s restoration. In those days it was ivy covered and surrounded by those big bushes. It almost disappeared from sight. We were here in 1958, the year of our marriage. The library occupied the whole building. I remember studying matrices in a basement alcove. Later, after the new library was built, the bookstore was in the basement, and the theater occuplied the upper levels of the building. Now it’s a lecture space, exhibition space on the second level, and study space above.
The gardens. The Ginko tree on infra-red film
The chapel. Hugh Allen Wilson at the console. Founder’s Day, the faculty would march around the campus headed by a bagpiper or two. Entering the chapel, the organ would be playing some grand marching music. One of my good memories was when entering the door, hearing both the organ and the bagpipers competing for the air.
The chapel. The clock used to be completely mechanical. The weights needed to be would up periodically. There’s a set of chimes, maybe only an octave and a half, which used to be played by student musicians now and then.
The tandem electrostatic accelerator. Can make a 2.2MeV beams of protons. It came about 1990.
The old 400kv Van de Graaff accelerator. Only 4ooKV, but I had a lot of fun with it, It was acquired about 1965, shortly before I came to Union.