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  • Collection: Trinity College and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918

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Paul Roebling ’17 of Morris Plains, New Jersey, was the youngest alumnus casualty of the influenza noted in the Bulletin, who on December 13 was “stricken with Spanish influenza and died at Bernardsville, New Jersey December 16, 1918.”

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Collection of archival documents, college publications, and photographs related to military guard duty at Trinity during World War I. The "incident" of William Duffy being stopped by Daniel T. Eaton was likely staged for humorous effect.

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A portrait of President of the College, Remsen Brinckerhoff Ogilby, who oversaw the College in the years (1920-1943) following the pandemic.

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A portrait of President of the College, Flavel Sweeten Luther '1870, who oversaw the College between 1904 and 1919, during the worst years of the pandemic.

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The Board of Trustees meetings make no explicit references to the pandemic. Indeed, they address far more the state of military preparedness on campus and the general absence of the student body as a result of World War I. President Luther’s report…

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The crisis, if it were ever considered by the College a crisis at all, had abated by June 17, 1921, at least in the eyes of newly elected President Remsen Brinckerhoff Ogilby. He was pleased to report that while “two studensts [sic] have left college…

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Collection of college publications and photographs related to Robert Sanders Hooper (class of 1915).

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The Students' Army Training Course (S.A.T.C.) organized and prepared Trinity students for military service in World War I and later become subject to a quarantine in October 1918 due to the influenza pandemic.

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Collection of ephemera and a letter written or produced by C.A. Johnson, Alumni Secretary, and distributed to alumni by the Trinity College Alumni Council.

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The Bulletin’s necrology for 1918-1919 reported the deaths of five alumni, the most prominent of which was William James Hamersley ’09 of Old Saybrook, late of Hartford. Hamersley was a Hartford attorney for the Connecticut General Life Insurance…
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