Thursday, February 4, 2016

Campus Couples

Written by Dan DelViscio

As you may have noticed Valentine’s Day is coming up soon and that got me thinking about the holiday here at DSU. So I started going through our photograph collections and found some really fun images of affection here on campus. 

One of our favorites is this image of a couple walking hand in hand through the snow. Unfortunately, we don’t know who the people are in this picture for obvious reasons, but it was printed in the DSU yearbook the Statesman, in 1968.

Here is another photograph of a couple on campus. This one was printed in the DSU newspaper the Hornet, in 1968. It was featured in the Campus Scenes section. 

Rejoice and I have argued about whats going on in this picture. I think its former President Dr. Luna I. Mishoe and his wife renewing their vows with Reverend R. W. Coleman. What do you guys think?

What are your plans for the holiday? Going to a concert? Maybe having a nice dinner? Clue us in on your holiday plans and take pictures. You never know if they’ll end up in an archive. Archivists love pictures.

Upcoming Events

I am pleased to invite you to two exciting events that are occurring next week!

On Wednesday, February 10 at 10:00 am the Delaware Public Archives is celebrating Black History Month by unveiling an exhibit featuring Delaware State University.  Our esteemed University President, Dr. Harry L. Williams, as well as Governor Jack Markell  and the State Archivist, Stephen Marz, will address those in attendance. This event is free and open to the public! If you can’t make it to this event it’s okay.  You are always welcome to visit the exhibit in the lobby of the Public Archives during regular hours of operation. The exhibit will be up through June 2016. To browse the Public Archives calendar, click here.

On Thursday, February 11 Delaware State University is celebrating Founder’s Day! Starting at 11:00 am Loockerman Hall will be open for interactive house tours.  There will also be items from our archives on display.  Come see some of our most prized items – a 1934 trophy, a 1951 high school yearbook, the very first student publication from 1909, and so much more! Click here.

I will be present at both events. Come say hello! I'd love to meet you.