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Thirties at Wentworth Featured in Library Exhibit

October 19, 2017

For Bill Holmes, MDE ’66, MDS ’70, a recent cleaning session turned up a treasure trove of Wentworth publications, photographs, and other 1930s-era memorabilia currently featured in an exhibit called #TBThirties, on display in the Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons through November 3.

Holmes was exploring boxes belonging to his father-in-law, Fred Kippen, C&B ’33, BC ’35, in his Gloucester home when he found the materials, which he mailed to Wentworth President Zorica Pantić. The items inspired library staff members—including Dan O’Connell, Rhonda Postrel, Malissa Redmond, Pia Romano, and Beth Vargas—to add material from the Wentworth archives and compile an entire exhibit focused on the 1930s, as well as a reading collection from the era.

Sam Montague, chair of the Department of Industrial Design, created custom cases for some of the items, which include applications, invitations, course catalogs, and report cards, in addition to yearbooks and photos.

Holmes, a proud Wentworth alumnus who was on campus for Family & Alumni Weekend in mid-October, has had a distinguished career with companies including AUTODEN, Industrial Coils, and currently, Marsh Instruments, a division of Marsh Bellofram.

Find photos below or at this link. 

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