The museum welcomes back visitors on Tuesday, September 15 with new health and safety procedures like free timed tickets and required cloth face masks.
One of the museum’s more exciting recent finds within the collection has been a group of color slides depicting campus life in 1950. The images, donated by Cedric Davis (WFU ’51), focus on friends, football, and the fraternity brothers of Kappa Alpha.
But the photographs don’t come with a complete sets of notes to help historians with names, dates, and locations.
In our search for specific information, the museum has already received assistance from Mr. Davis and his fellow alum Charles Barham (WFU ’52, JD ’54), who have identified the students in the following featured image as Kappa Alpha brothers.
Sitting: Charles (Red) Barham, Norwood (Red) Pope, Sam Torrence (back to camera)and J. L.Peeler (facing camera)
Standing: Louis Daniel, Paul (Tinker) Williams and Jack Lewis
The full array of color slides, reproduced below with the original notations when available, are a fantastic throwback to student life on the 1950 campus.
(If you have more information about these images, please email museum assistant director Jennifer Smart at email@example.com.)
THE 1950 COLOR SLIDE COLLECTION