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Lewis L. Glow Photograph Album

1936-1939
1 item (0.1 linear feet)
Call no.: RG 50 G53

Born in East Pepperell, Mass., on May 1, 1916, the son of Edward and Angela Glow, Lewis Lyman Glow studied chemistry at Massachusetts State College during the latter years of the Great Depression. Graduating with the class of 1939, Glow continued his studies at Norwich University before serving aboard the USS New Jersey during the Second World War and Korean conflict. Glow died in East Pepperell on Sept. 23, 1986.

A well-labeled, thorough, and thoroughly personal photograph album, this documents the four years spent at Mass. State College. In addition to numerous images of Glow's classmates and friends, his rooms at the Colonial Inn, beer parties and student highjinks such as the annual rope pull and horticultural show, the album includes numerous images of the cattle barn fire of September 1937 and the extensive damage to the MSC campus and surrounding town from the Hurricane of 1938.

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An image of: Lewis L. Glow, May 1939

Lewis L. Glow, May 1939

Born in East Pepperell, Mass., on May 1, 1916, the son of Edward and Angela Glow, Lewis Lyman Glow studied chemistry at Massachusetts State College during the latter years of the Great Depression. Only moderately active as a student, Glow took part in the men's debating team and the Wesley Foundation in his freshman year and the chemistry club during his final two years.

After graduating with the class of 1939, Glow continued on to graduate studies in chemistry at Norwich University, but with the start of the Second World War, he joined the Navy, serving on active duty aboard the USS Anthony and USS New Jersey, where he had charge of one of the 16" turrets. Glow was recalled to active duty during the Korean conflict, rising to the rank of Commander in 1956, and was asked to return again during the Vietnam War, though he declined. Glow died in East Pepperell on Sept. 23, 1986.

Scope of collection

A well-labeled, thorough, and thoroughly personal photograph album, this documents the four years spent at Mass. State College. In addition to numerous images of Glow's classmates and friends, his rooms at the Colonial Inn, beer parties and student highjinks such as the annual rope pull and horticultural show, the album includes numerous images of the cattle barn fire of September 1937 and the extensive damage to the MSC campus and surrounding town from the Hurricane of 1938.

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Provenance

Acquired from Peter Masi, Dec. 2011 (2011-179).

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, Sept. 2015.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Lewis Glow Photograph Album (RG 50 G53). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

  • Fires--Massachusetts--Amherst--Photographs
  • Massachusetts State College--Students--Photographs
  • New England Hurricane, 1938--Photographs

Contributors

  • Glow, Lewis L. [main entry]

Genres and formats

  • Photographs

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