The college has debuted the beginning of an eight-part documentary, SUNY Oswego: 1861-2011, 150 Years, chronicling the institution’s history as part of the Sesquicentennial celebration. The remaining chapters will be released over the coming months.
Millions of children are able to reach their full potential, thanks to work by one Oswego alumna. Elizabeth Farrell 1895 pioneered the field of special education in America.
Hideo Takamine 1877 brought the Oswego Method to Japan.
On the second floor of Sheldon Hall sits a marvelous tribute from one of Oswego’s graduates who went a long way, literally. A towering grandfather clock made of Hawaiian koa wood represents the handiwork of Uldrick Thompson Sr. 1879.
I loved Dr. Edward A. Sheldon for his sympathic [sic] encouragement. In his relations to students he was as democratic as Abraham Lincoln. Hanging in my office over my desk is a life-size portrait of Dr. Sheldon. As I enter this room and look into his face he seems to say, “Good morning, Mr. Ferris.” —Woodbridge N. Ferris 1873
Professor of Theatre Mark Cole ’73 and actress Robin Curtis ’78 are teaming up to stage “Speaking of Sheldon…” a reader’s theatre adaptation of The Autobiography of Edward Austin Sheldon, which will premiere at Waterman Theatre in Tyler Hall, Feb. 25 and 26.
Who better to feature in this special Sesquicentennial issue’s Faculty Hall of Fame than cover subject Oswego Founder Edward Austin Sheldon? Certainly he was among the most esteemed faculty members at the college, leaving a legacy that has touched generations (see excerpts from Sheldon’s autobiography starting on p. 18).
Oswego Founder Edward Austin Sheldon left behind a window into his life — his autobiography. In honor of Oswego’s Sesquicentennial celebration, we excerpt here some snippets of Sheldon’s stories.
The nurseryman Edward Austin Sheldon would probably liken it to the seeds of the maple tree propelled by the wind.