The 1950s Collection

Cornell’s “FJ” sailboats out on Cayuga Lake

The FJ sailboat sailing on the lake.

One of the new FJ boats was recently christened “Class of 1954,” after the class’s notable achievement in the history of sailing at Cornell. In 1954, the team qualified as one of ten schools invited to compete in the spring at the Large Yacht Championship Regatta. Racing with a crew of seven ’54 classmates for … Continue reading Cornell’s “FJ” sailboats out on Cayuga Lake

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Mervyn Kowalsky and Nancy Sonn’s wedding on Oct. 2, 1954 at Watermargin

Historical of Mervyn Kowalsky

My parents met at Cornell and were married on Oct. 2, 1953 in Watermargin. My father, Mervyn Kowalsky ’54, BS ILR ’53, graduated from ILR, and my mother, Nancy Sonn ’56, was attending what is now Human Ecology. She got her degree much later (1980) from CALS.

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Cornell Aero Club, 1912

Cornell Aero Club

From William C. Atkinson, BME ’50 Photo of my father Kerr Atkinson, Class of 1912, of the Cornell Aero Club at the controls of a glider on the athletic fields above Schoellkopf. The gliders, built by the Club members, were towed by automobile around the track at an altitude of fifty feet or so. Kerr is … Continue reading Cornell Aero Club, 1912

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Cornell 150th in Bermuda

Bermuda charter 150th

Sesqui celebration, Port O Call Restaurant, Hamilton, Bermuda At possibly the smallest 150th gathering, Chris Downey ’90, C. Michael Wellman MBA ’14, and Bob Forness ’87 represented the financial and reinsurance industries. Lindsay Liotta Forness ’84 was the sole Hotelie. Walwyn (Idwal) Hughes ’54 and David Wingate ’57 mesmerized us with tales of fisheries, birding, … Continue reading Cornell 150th in Bermuda

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Vintage photo — Homecoming 1998

Reunion friends

From the Cornell Alumni Magazine archives. Photo caption: Homecoming October 17, 1998 Class of ’58 at Alumni Luncheon. Lynn & Dick Kay, Chuck Hunt, Betty Ann Merritt, Brad & Nancy Cambilt, Jerry Linsne, Peter & Gladys Stifel.

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Vintage photo — Silver Lake 1997

Silver Lake 1997

From the Cornell Alumni Magazine archives. Photo caption: From L to R – top: Helen Jenkins, Nelson Arnget, Gay Arnget, Ralph Moore ’48, Jerry Jenkins ’51 Front row L to R: Dirck Jen Hagen (did we wear you out, Dirck?), “Cracker” Jen Hagen, Barbara Odjorne Metzer ’52, Lee Metzger Silver Lake, August 11-12, 1997

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Vintage photo — Antigua Reunion

Antigua reunion

From the Cornell Alumni Magazine archives. Photo caption: By coincidence five Cornell grads were enjoying life at Curtain Bluff Resort, Antigua, West Indies, in March. Left to right: Richard Terhune ’56 Howard Hulford ’45 (owner and manager emeritus of the resort) David Gluck ’53 Bill Rossiter ’61 Carman Hill ’49

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