Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tarleton Thursdays: Did You Know?

What are your plans for Christmas break? Our library namesake, Dr. Dick Smith, traveled over Christmas break in 1954. The December 14, 1954 JTAC stated:

“Dr. Dick Smith, head of the department of social science, will leave from Dallas Sunday by plane. He will fly to Washington, D.C., where he plans to spend a day studying the pictures at the National Gallery of Art. He then plans to travel to the University of Virginia to visit friends. Following this, he will fly to Boston, spend one day at Walpole visiting friends, and spend Christmas Eve and Christmas at Boston and Cambridge. Christmas afternoon he will go to New York City where he plans to spend a week seeing shows and attending concerts. Among the shows Dr. Smith will see are “Quadrille,” a play starring Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontain, “Teahouse of the August Moon,” and “ The boyfriend,” and pajama Game,” both musicals. He is going to attend “any concerts I can get tickets for.” He will return to Stephenville Jan. 1.”

Hope you have great plans and they include some R & R before the spring semester begins!

Have a Happy and Safe Holiday!

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