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This exhibit was created in an effort to preserve the history of the buildings at Denison University. With the constant phases of construction and renovations that seem to occur on the hill, it’s important to take a step back and remember how we’ve made it here. By recounting the stories of just ten buildings on campus and their namesakes, hopefully the story of Denison University as a whole is better understood. Many of these buildings have seen more than anyone still around – through tragedies, joyous celebrations, and the seemingly monotonous march of time, these buildings have seen the events that have shaped Denison into the campus we know today. Hopefully the exhibit will become a useful tool for the researcher as well as an entertaining read for the curious masses.
This exhibit was designed and assembled by Ben Bowers, class of 2020, as the final project of his 2019 Chessman Internship. Through many hours of scanning, reading, and summarizing the invaluable material in the Archives, this exhibit reflects only a fraction of the unfathomable amount of knowledge that is stored there. Ben is a Geoscience major with a Narrative Journalism concentration and a desire to work in the archival field after graduation.