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In the Early Years: A Photo Retrospective of Clark University, 1893–1914

October 19, 2022 @
4:00 p.m.
- 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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Historic view of Jonas Clark Hall
Jonas Clark Hall, initially known as simply the Main Building, was constructed from 1888 to 1889. Seen here from Main Street, the iron gates of the campus, as well as the trolley tracks in the street, also are visible.


Join us for a reception celebrating the opening of “In the Early Years: A Photo Retrospective of Clark University, 1893-1914.” This exhibit, curated on the occasion of the Worcester Tercentennial, features images of a new institution striving to build its campus and establish an academic reputation. The images are drawn from two collections in the Archives and Special Collections at the Robert H. Goddard Library at Clark University — “Clark at the Columbian Exposition” and the “Black album.”

Attendance at the reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the Higgins School of Humanities at or (508) 793-7479.


This exhibit would not have been possible without the support, creative energy, and over-the-top generosity of many people. Cynthia Shenette (Head of Archives & Special Collections) provided key insights into collections and was enthusiastic and encouraging at critical junctions. Professor Stephen DiRado (Studio Art) — as always — was an invaluable source at every step, from selecting and scanning the images to cleaning and colorizing and printing through design and installation of the show. Dan Gillooly ’25 took on the logistical tasks of preparing, cleaning, and colorizing the scans, as well as printing the images. Sky Deitch ’23 installed the beautiful title wall, which features the graphic design artistry of Katie Metz. Prof. DiRado’s class, “Gallery Culture and Practice,” was instrumental in the design and installation of the photographs in the Higgins Lounge. The virtual version of this show was designed by Jordan Aubin. We thank him and his colleagues Meredith King, John Pennypacker, and Jim Keogh in Marketing & Communications for their support of this project. The show was curated by Matt Malsky, Director of the Higgins School of Humanities.


October 19, 2022
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Clark University, Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons – 2nd Floor
36 Maywood Street
Worcester, MA 01610 United States
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