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CHAPTER FOUR

A SYNOPSIS OF THE HALLS AND THOSE WHO HAVE DIRECTED THEM

Since the inception of state owned campus housing at the

University, a total of thirteen halls have been purchased or constructed for the purpose of accommodating the college-aged

population.

At present, eleven of those are still in operation.

Grandview and Wilder Halls, the two original dormitories, stopped housing students in 1966 and 1970 respectively. eleven halls that do remain are Angell, Hutchison, Coate,

The

Wentz, Baird.

White, Sanford, Reuter, The primary purpose of

background

information

on

each

Laux, Trowbridge, Drake and this chapter will be to provide of the thirteen halls with a

special emphasis on documentation of those individuals who have served as housemothers/head residents/hall directors within each hall throughout the years.

Wilder Hall

Wilder Hall,

the very first state owned campus housing

facility at the University, officially opened its doors in

January of 1952 after a tremendous amount of ballyhoo and

fanfare.

The

hall

originally

accommodated

approximately

eighty

women.

Wilder

who had

The bUilding was named after Miss been a physical education teacher

Emma Lou at the

University from 1921-1956 (Racquet, January 1952).

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