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Oral History and Photos

Have a fond memory of Gordon College or Barrington College? Share it with us! We want to hear about your experiences, stories of on campus events, and memories of your favorite professors. Help us document Gordon College's and Barrington College's legacy through oral history!

You can send in your stories by filling out the form below. There is also a section to send in photos if you would like, but make sure you identify everyone that you can before submitting your photos!

 

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Visual Memories

La Vida 1993

Know anyone in this photo? Email us at archives@gordon.edu to let us know!

Barrington 1970s

Two students at Barrington College during the 1970s pull along two donkeys. Know the context of this photo? Share it with us by filling out our oral history form!

AHANA Students 1960s

AHANA (African, Hispanic, Asian and Native American) student group at Gordon College in the 1960s. Know the people pictured? Email us at archives@gordon.edu.

Moving Day 1955

Students help move busts and other items from Gordon's Fenway campus to the new Wenham Campus in 1955. 

Jane Andrus

Jane Andrus, as well as other beloved Gordon faculty, originally were Barrington College professors. When Barrington and Gordon merged, some professors moved to Gordon along with their students. Professor Andrus was passionate about marine biology. Do you have stories about Professor Andrus? Share them with us in our oral history form. Know who the students are that are pictured with Andrus? Email us at archives@gordon.edu.

President's Gross and Horner

Gordon College president Richard Gross talks with Barrington College's president David Horner on the staircase in Frost Hall. 

1976 Afro-American Society

Members of Barrington's Afro-American Society in 1976. Know any of the students featured in this photo? Email us at archives@gordon.edu.

PDP-12

Students use a PDP-12 from the Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) company (owned by Ken Olsen) circa 1980s. 

Basketball at Gordon

The Gordon College Basketball team of 2001-2002. Recognize any of the players? Email us at archives@gordon.edu.

Barrington Rock-a-thon

Students participate in the 1976 Rock-a-thon at Barrington College. 

Barrington Barbershop Quartet

Members of a Barbershop Quartet at Barrington College in 1979. Recognize any of these singers? Email us at archives@gordon.edu.

Last Review 1923

No matter what decade you were a student, there is nothing quite like the chaos caused by the Last Review of the semester. Especially for these Gordon College students in 1923. 

Blue and White Review

Professor Russell Bishop and Stan Gaede face off in a tricycle race during the 1992 Blue & White Review. Know who won the race? Share it with us by filling out the oral history form!

Basketball at Barrington

Barrington's basketball team pictured with Coach Augustine. Know any of the students on the team? Email us at archives@gordon.edu.

1952 Picnic at Princemere

Before Gordon had officially moved to the Wenham Campus (Princemere Park), they held a few picnics to allow students, faculty, and staff to acquaint themselves with the new campus. These students are playing baseball on the Quad. Frost Hall would be behind and slightly to the left of the them. 

Student Life at Barrington

Students having fun while cleaning the fountain located outside of Ferrin Hall at Barrington College. 

Discovery 1989

Recognize any of these Discovery members from 1989? Email us at archives@gordon.edu.

Princemere Readers 1989

Know any of the individuals pictured here? Email us at archives@gordon.edu.

Hanging Around

Barrington Students hanging around during the 1984-85 school year.

Barrington Students 1906

What seems to be students in a singing group in 1906. 

BC Company

Recognize any of the members from the BC Company? Email us at archives@gordon.edu.

Gordon Student Life 1980s

These students are having fun with their socks! Know any of those pictured here? Email us at archives@gordon.edu.

Students in 1955

Students walk across the Quad toward Winn Library (later named Jenks Library after the new addition) in 1955. 

Gordon College Materials

Gordon College Publications

This collection is comprised of publications created by the college or other college groups including:

  • The Herald (1947 – 1958)
  • The Tartan (1958 – present)
  • Stillpoint (1985 – present)
  • Gordon Alumni Chronicle (Dec. 1935 – Apr. 1946)
  • Other Alumni materials
  • Student Publications (If I Told You, Vox Populi, Idiom, etc.)
  • Princemere (2011 – present)
  • Various Newsletters
  • Hypernikon (1923 – 2010; 2018 – present)
  • Course Catalogs

Digitized, searchable indexes can be found in the "Indexes & Finding Aids" section at the bottom of this page. 

Gordon Papers

This collection is made up of materials created by the College including:

  • Brochures, marketing, and program materials
  • Records of the Board of Trustees
  • Records of the President’s Office
  • Committees – meeting minutes, correspondence, etc.
  • Other academic and administrative offices and departments
  • Reports, Reviews, and Assessments
  • Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Student papers
  • Syllabi
  • Maps and blueprints documenting College’s growth
  • Event posters and information
  • Histories of the College, programs, events

Pictured: Gordon Alumni Chronicle (January, 1938); The Tartan (Nov. 2, 1962)

Board of Trustee Minutes (1914-1924 & 1924-1952).

Barrington College Materials

Barrington College Publications

This collection is comprised of publications created by the college or other college groups including:

  • Victory (1933 – 1935)
  • P B Eye (1948 – 1954)
  • The P-Bee (1954 – 1959)
  • The Barringtonian (1959 – 1972)
  • The Forum (1972 – 1984)
  • The Main Event (1985)
  • Alumni materials
  • The Torch (1939 – 1985)
  • Various Newsletters, student publications, etc.
  • Course Catalogs

Barrington Papers

This collection is made up of materials created by the College including:

  • Brochures, marketing, and program materials
  • Records of the Board of Trustees
  • Records of the President’s Office
  • Committees – meeting minutes, correspondence, etc.
  • Other academic and administrative offices and departments
  • Reports, Reviews, and Assessments
  • Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Student papers
  • Syllabi
  • Histories of the College, programs, events

Pictured: The P-Bee (March 6, 1936); Barrington Bulletin (March 1960 & October 1960)

Barrington College Material

Board of Trustee Minutes (1906-1932 & 1929-1952).