Across more than 11 decades, Hackley has accumulated a lot of history, much of it contained in memories, letters, papers and artifacts. We are grateful, therefore, that the Hackley Alumni Association and members of its Board of Directors recently funded the newly redesigned archive room in Goodhue Memorial Hall. Despite losing an entire library collection in a devastating fire, archival material was fortuitously saved by virtue of the fact that there had previously been no designated archive space.
Hackley School Archives is the repository for the collection of primary source records which exist in diverse formats including paper, photographs, negatives, slides, films, maps, prints, drawings, audio and video.
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The Hackley Dial, the student newspaper, was first published in 1927. As the years have gone on formats change, topics arise but at the heart of it all is the voice of the student body.
Some time has passed since I’ve posted an update on the process of the archive. Now there are clean, printed, permanent labels that indicate box numbers, record series, sub series and contents (anyone else reading this get excited about record series, too?).
Hello from the archives! Last week was a great week on the hilltop. We celebrated Founder’s Day in a new and improved way, using archival materials and information from our history book Where The Seasons Tells Their Story.
We’ve quickly jumped into the start of the school year. Convocation, school bells ringing, students in classes and playing outside on Akin Common. The leaves are changing and the air is crisp. It just feels like fall.