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Category Archive for 'Wesleyan alumni'

Wondering what to do before you graduate?  Here’s what one student did, back in 1929…  Paul S. McElroy graduated from Wesleyan in 1930, but the year before that, he spent time in Egypt, teaching English at the American University at Cairo.  While there, he and some of the faculty members of the American University took […]

The Great Blizzard of 1888 is legendary throughout New England, and it remains the benchmark by which all subsequent storms have been measured, including the one that will probably be known as the Blizzard of 2013.  Paralyzing the East Coast from the Canadian Maritime Provinces to the Chesapeake Bay from March 11 to 14, the […]

  Recently, I have been sorting through a collection of socialist pamphlets and texts donated by the family of Harry Wellington Laidler, class of 1907. The collection is mostly made up of League for Industrial Democracy (LID) pamphlets printed during the first half of the twentieth century and an assortment of texts on socialism abroad […]