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Frank Seaver Service
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Claremont Colleges Library
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The service begins with organ music, and then a Bible reading and a hymn. Five unnamed speakers take turns speaking about Frank Seaver's life, accomplishments, and services to Pomona College. Frank Seaver's family lived in Claremont, CA, and he was raised in a Christian household that valued higher education. He attended Pomona in 1901, where he was a biology major and active in extracurricular activities. After college he took the California Bar, married Blanche Ebert, and fought in the navy during World War I. After the war he worked in Mexico for Edward Doheny, a wealthy oil businessman, and then later bought Doheny's shares and built his own industrial empire. From this empire he and his wife made many donations to charitable institutions and higher education institutions such as Pomona. His many contributions included three science buildings on the college's campus. Seaver also served on the Board of Trustees at Pomona, and was very interested in students and the science department. He is remembered fondly by all three speakers, and the recording ends with a song from a men's choir, a hymn sung by the congregation, and organ music.
Audio Notes: Part 1 has almost no audio from 10:20-11:15; ends abruptly with the fourth speaker's remarks being cut off. Part 2 audio starts at 0:09, little audio from 7:15-7:32. Audio ends at 16:54.
Note on boxes: Reel 1 - Through Dr. Fowler's remarks. Reel 2 - From Dr. McIntyre's remarks on.
1/4 inch audio tape
2 Tapes of 2
ccc_00005_t1; ccc_00005_t2
Education, Higher--California
Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)
Claremont (Calif.)
Claremont Colleges Library
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