Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Help preserve our crumbling archives!

The Collegian Alumni Association has teamed up with Kenyon LBIS to help preserve the aging bound volumes containing the only complete archive of Collegians housed in the library's Special Collections room. We have pledged to help raise funding for a digitization project which will result in these archives being made available in a searchable format and preserved in a form which will not deteriorate.

Those members attending the upcoming reunion (RSVP by Friday!) will have two unique opportunities to assist us in this venture:

1) Buy a reunion t-shirt! These high-quality t-shirts from Russell Athletic will be on sale in the Kenyon College bookstore starting on Monday, September 25 for the low price of $13.20. For every shirt that's sold, the Collegian Alumni Association will receive $1 for the preservation fund. Even if you aren't attending the reunion, you can buy a shirt by e-mailing Sue Dailey ( regarding online sales.

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2) Participate in our silent auction. We have acquired a number of wonderful items for reunion attendees to bid on during the reunion dinner. These include:

-A signed copy of Alma Mater by P.F. Kluge
-A signed copy of Kenyon Reborn: The Administration of William Foster Peirce by Christopher Barth
-A copy of History of Knox County, Ohio 1876-1976 by Frederick Lorey
-A copy of Kenyon College: Its Third Half-Century by Thomas Greenslade

As well as several other surprise items. All proceeds benefit the preservation effort, so come prepared to bid!


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