Library Exhibit: #TBThirties Wentworth Visitors’ Day Then and Now

#TBThirties (Throwback Thirties), an exhibition of Wentworth 1930s-era memorabilia, will be on display in the Guarracino Gallery at the Schumann Library through November 3, 2017. The inspiration for the exhibition came when alumnus Bill Holmes, MDE ’66, MDS ‘70 discovered old files containing Wentworth invitations and other memorabilia that belonged to his father-in-law, Fred Kippen, C&B ’33, BC ’35. The exhibition is presented by the Schumann Library in collaboration with Institutional Advancement.

Library staff combed through the Wentworth Archives and identified additional items for the exhibit including admissions requirements, tuition costs and receipts ($150/year), course catalogs, application forms, report cards, yearbooks, athletics photos and cheers, and much more. The tuition was low because Wentworth wanted to be available to students of modest means. In fact, Wentworth subsidized the education of the students to a certain extent to make it more affordable. Books and DVDs related to the 1930s are on display and may be borrowed.

Display cases were created by Sam Montague, chair of the Industrial Design Department.

Read more about the exhibit in this news story on the Wentworth website.

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