Three wars. Economic depression. Construction of a new campus from scratch. And throughout this 50-year period, Colby was ready for whatever the future would bring.

  • Sp13_history_01
  • In the trenches
  • Roberts: We must succeed
  • Forbid Smoking
  • Colby isn't their private club
  • Auction Colby to the highest bidder?
  • Waterville to Colby
  • With a new frat house
  • Football a memory
  • Notes from the front
  • The long way home
  • A fight for recognition
  • Man had let loose
  • Nov. 21, 1917

    During war, Colby opening delayed for harvest: President Arthur J. Roberts: College did not open this year until the eleventh of October, so my annual more…

  • Oct. 4, 1922

    Colby holds B.U. to 3-3 tie: Boston University came to Waterville Saturday with the intention of having an easy game that would serve as an more…

  • June 3, 1925

    A flying trip by fliver: “Eb” Sansone took a flying trip by freight, automobile and buggy to his home in Norwood over the week-end. Bill more…

  • Dec. 6, 1926

    Indoor gymnasium: Moving beyond Indian clubs: President Arthur J. Roberts: A committee of the Trustees has just been appointed to plan a campaign for securing more…

  • Dec. 1934

    Dept. of Health to inspect frats: We have greatly improved the living conditions of the five fraternities occupying houses owned by the College. Not only more…

  • 1935

    No weapons in freshman-sophomore competitions: Suggestions for changes in Freshman-Sophomore Relations Sunday and Monday are at all times to be days of truce between the more…

  • Dec. 29, 1941

    In wartime, teach photography, astronomy, and problems of the Far East: FROM: Elmer C. Warren TO: President Johnson SUBJECT: Emergency measures In accordance with our more…

  • Oct. 30, 1942

    Wars have not and will not defeat Colby To All Colby Men in the Service: When the Civil War depleted the classrooms, it was predicted more…

  • Nov. 1, 1944

    As occupiers, make effort to build goodwill: I have been pleased to receive reports from some of my former students that they have had a more…

  • Dec. 1946

    After war, liberal arts needed more than ever: Higher education today is on a crest of popularity. Those who predicted that the war experience would more…