H04-1546. Farnsworth, Adelbert C. (1936-2004). Papers, 1954-2004. 2.00 linear ft. PARTIALLY RESTRICTED


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Adelbert “Del” Cleon Farnsworth was born to Milo (1906-1996) and Leon Sithes (Hope College class of 1926) Farnsworth (1901-1985) on April 8, 1936, in Wayland, Michigan. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He graduated with the Hope College class of 1958. After graduating from Hope College, Farnsworth taught school for the Kalamazoo Public Schools. He received a Master of Arts degree in Librarianship in August 1969 from the University of Denver. He retired from Loy Norrix High School in 1995, where he headed the library/media center. The collection includes two of his Hope College scrapbooks for the years 1954-1957 (one is empty) and include subjects like admission brochure, letters of acceptance, orientation, Student Guide, Voorhees Dining Room pass, Nykerk Cup Contest, fall convocation, homecoming, Mom & Dad’s Day (parents day), Hawkinson Memorial Lecture, Christmas Vespers concert, concerts on campus, music department concert programs, student council elections, Frater Frolics, chapel programs, Hope College concert series card, schedules of classes, Arcadian rush materials, May Day, Honor’s Convocation, Religious Emphasis Week program, Emersonian program, All College Sing, International Relations Committee, Eisenhower campaign flyer from the Young Republicans, National Collegiate Players (Pi Epsilon Delta), Kollen Hall Dedication Service, Reformation Day Service, 1958 Milestone yearbook 45rpm record of fraternity songs that include Sidewalks of New York/Dixie/When You Wore a Tulip/Bicycle Built for Two/Peg O’ My Heart/Let Me Call You Sweetheart/In That Dear Ol’ Town of Holland, Michigan/O God of Youth-The Recessional Hymn/Hope College Alma Mater, Student Motor Vehicle Rules and Regulations, and his 1956-1957 report card (RESTRICTED).


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