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Re-Turning Doorknobs Back to Trinity - Richard Turk '70

Story, By Richard Turk ‘70

Back in the day, the doors of Williams Memorial sported doorknobs with the college seal on them.  When Dick Wyland ’70 entered The General Theological Seminary in New York City after graduation he unexpectedly found one of these doorknobs placed on a seminary door.  After a quick trip to the hardware store, he liberated the Trinity doorknob and for the last forty years it has resided in a cabin in the Adirondacks. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1970, that doorknob will finally be returned to its rightful home. 


In September 2021, this personal memory was submitted by Richard Turk '70 for permanent inclusion in the Trinity College Archives. 

The Trinity College Archivist helped edit and reformat the version prior to its presentation in this exhibit. This current draft was uploaded as a PDF on September 24, 2021.

Trinity Antique Doorknob Analysis