Collins Memorial Library

University Portraits

The history of Puget Sound can be found not only in the pages of the books in Collins Library, but on its walls and in the Archives too.

Portraits of past university presidents can be found on the 2nd Floor of the library and various images found in the Archives are on display throughout the library, in the study carrels on the 1st Floor and outside the McCormick Room on the 3rd Floor. Check out all of it below and find it for yourself in the library!

 

Title: Photo from Archives & Special Collections
Artist:
Unknown
Year:
 1911

University students conducting reseach using paper materials over 100 years ago.

Located in the second floor hallway.


Title: Edward H. Todd
Artist:
Rowena L. Alcorn
Year:
Unknown

President of the University from 1913-1942.

Located in the second floor hallway.


No Picture Available

Title: Mrs. Edward M. Harrington
Artist: Unknown
Year: Unknown

Mrs. Harrington was a significant donor to the University.

Located in the second floor hallway.


 

Title: W. C. Mummaw
Artist:
Rowena L. Alcorn
Year:
 1954

Mr. Mummaw served on the University's Board of Trustees until 1942.

Located in the second floor hallway.


 

Title: R. Franklin Thompson
Artist:
J. Anthony Wills
Year:
Unknown

President of the University from 1942-1973.

Located in the second floor hallway.


Title: R. Franklin Thompson
Artist:
Rowena L. Alcorn
Year:
1958

President of the University from 1942-1973.

Located in the second floor hallway.

Bust of Edward H. Todd

Artist: Kenn Glenn

Year:  1949


This bust was presented by Mr. S.A. Perkins, long-time friend of Dr. Todd and the College of Puget Sound.

Located on the second floor by the University Archives rooms.

 

President Philip M. Phibbs and Gwen Phibbs (photo)

Artist: Unknown 

Philip M. Phibbs served as President of the University of Puget Sound (1973-1992), in addition to holding positions as Chairman of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (1982-1983) and President of the National Association of School and Colleges of the United Methodist Church (1985-1986). Phibbs also taught courses in Politics and Government while at the university.

This near life-size photograph is located in the Misner Room on the main floor.

 

Study Carrels 133 135 137

Photos from the Archives

University of Puget Sound Collection

Located in Study rooms 133, 135, 137 on the main floor opposite the Learning Commons.


Images of the Past

 

Photographs from the Archives and Special Collections

Last summer, we discovered several boxes full of glass negatives located in the storage area of the Slater Museum.  These images intrigued us as they offer a glimpse into a way of life that no longer exists.  Under the direction John Finney, in the Archives, we began to scan the images and have reproduced some of our favorites for your browsing pleasure.  We can’t help but wonder who are the women standing on the mountain top or amongst the driftwood in such magnificent hats?  Who are the three men sitting on a dock on the bay sipping what could be a hot drink surrounding by guns and wildfowl?  Or when did a circus come to town and how did anyone train an elephant to drink champagne?  The photos of the “loggers” are reproduced from a photo album of the Northwest Lumber Co. (circa 1900-1935).  Logging operations have changed a lot over the years.

To learn more about the Archives and Special Collections, email archives@pugetsound.edu to set up a visit!