Subject: Alexander Howard Meneely
Date:
Photographer: Unknown
Size: 12.5cm X 10cm
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President from 1944 to 1961, Dr. Meneely was a more quiet and retiring man than his predecessors. He had been a Professor of History at Dartmouth College before being called to Wheaton. During his administration, the College nearly doubled its enrollment, and the "lower" or "new" campus was developed to accommodate the increased numbers of students. Buildings constructed during Dr. Meneely's administration included Shepard Court, the Infirmary, Young Hall, the U.S. Post Office, McIntire Hall, Chase Dining Hall, Meneely Humanities Hall, and Clark Hall.

Subject: Alexander Howard Meneely
Date:
Photographer: Unknown
Size: 6.5cm X 9cm
Comments:

Meneely's Last Chapel talk in 1945 noted his feelings about life at Wheaton and its students: "There are many roads that one can travel in the course of one's lifetime....But I think there is no pleasanter road than the college road, for [it] is crowded with congenial people. Most of them are going in the same direction. They have a community of interest in things of the mind and things of the spirit. They have a common desire to seek the truth. They want to discover what is good and what is beautiful."

Subject: Alexander Howard and Mildred Meneely
Date:
Photographer: Paul Allard
Size: 20.5cm X 25.5cm
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"The college road is a pleasant road too because it is crowded with youth. They are a strain sometimes, but they help to keep one from growing old too soon! Many of them are handsome, more or less. Many of them are bright, more or less. They are clad in a great variety of raiment, from dungarees to velvet gowns....They are fresh and green and full of hope and promise and high resolve...."



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