In the coming months, look for these features on the Archives Blog!
The Great Williston Revolution of 1878
He was on the faculty for an unprecedented, and since unequaled, fifty-six years, including two terms as Headmaster. He was personally acquainted with Samuel and Emily Williston, and knew his successor, Headmaster Archibald Galbraith, who is fresh in the memories of hundreds of living alumni. He taught nearly every course in the curriculum, wrote a history of the school, and dragged Williston kicking and screaming into the 20th century. Joseph Henry Sawyer was a man of innumerable talents, among them survival and playing both ends against the middle.
Shakespeare at Williston
Will has appeared frequently on Williston stages at least since a production of The Merchant of Venice in the twenties. And we have photographs!
It’s complicated. Consider this as close to truth as you’re likely to get.
Sammy, My What?
The origins of The Song, including the seeds of the Old Elm Tree.
Students Behaving Badly
Who could ask for more? This could become an ongoing feature.
And much more!