New Exhibit: Founders’ Quad

Did you ever wonder how the four buildings on the Quad (or, more formally, the “Founders’ Quadrangle”) got their names?

The Quad buildings were named for four men who were crucial to the founding of the Wright State University, which originally opened as the Dayton branch campus of Miami University & The Ohio State University. Those four men were Stanley C. Allyn, Robert S. Oelman, John D. Millett, and Novice G. Fawcett.

You can learn more about these men, as well as the WSU buildings that bear their names, in our new exhibit “Founders’ Quad” on the first floor of the Dunbar Library, in the two cases near the center stairwell.

The exhibit, created by WSU Special Collections & Archives archivist Lisa Rickey, will remain on display through September 2013, so please stop by and have a look!

In the coming weeks, we will also be highlighting the four Founders individually, as well as the university’s groundbreaking (May 31, 2013), here on the blog, so please check back again soon or subscribe for email updates.

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