Tag: 140

A Painting of Promise

This aerial painting of the John B. Stetson University campus was created by W. A. Sharp, head of the art department, in 1900. The painting, looking northeast, was part of a joint Stetson University/City of DeLand exhibit at the National Education Association’s annual meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. Stetson University celebrates its 140th anniversary this […]

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Milestone Memento

As a reminder of this year’s 140th anniversary, this collage of early campus buildings was given as a Stetson Presentation Day souvenir in 1900. Buildings include DeLand Hall, Elizabeth Hall, the Elizabeth Hall Chapel, Sampson Hall and Stetson Hall. 

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Stetson History: Did You Know?

Editor’s note: For comprehensive information about the history of Stetson University, go here. Did you know? Really, did you know? Here’s a brief collection of miscellaneous facts through the decades that might surprise you: 1880s 1887: The Stetson Reporter, Florida’s first college newspaper, is published for the first time. 1890s 1894: Stetson played its first football game — […]

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