New in our digital archives: The Edward P. Stach Photo Collection

Class Day 1936

Class Day 1936

We’re pleased to announce the newest addition to our Digital Archives – The Edward P. Stach Photo Collection!

The photographs of Edward P. Stach, Class of 1936, highlight the student experience of attending Fitchburg State Teachers College in the 1930s.  While working as a photographer for the student yearbook and newspaper, Mr. Stach captured images of campus that include rare views into residential life, interaction with faculty and construction on campus.  Of particular note are the only known photographs of the interior of Palmer Hall (now demolished) and the Saxifage ceremony.

Edward P. Stach (1914-2000) graduated from Fitchburg State Teachers College in 1936 with a degree in Technical Education.  He later received a degree in Education Administration from Columbia University and taught and served as assistant principal in the Bridgeport Connecticut school system for 48 years.

The library’s Archives and Special Collections can be visited by appointment. Contact Special Collections Librarian Kate Wells at 978-665-4869.


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