Recent Submissions

  • Burlingame, Herman 

    Unknown author (2/27/2012)
    Herman Burlingame, pictured here about 1875, taught at Brockport from 1868 till his death in 1891. He was a popular teacher of mathematics, and also served as the librarian for the school. A keen mathematician, he offered ...
  • Cooper, Charles 

    Unknown author (2/27/2012)
    Charles Cooper, whome Cooper Hall is named after, was Director of the Training School at Brockport from 1911-1936. He came to Brockport from Pennsylvania, where he had attended Bucknell University. He was a friendly and ...
  • Lowery, Jane 

    Unknown author (2/27/2012)
    Jane Lowery was from Parma and was born in 1843. She attended the local common schools and then the Clarkson Academy. After teaching high school in Binghamton, she came to teach at Brockport in 1871, staying on until her ...
  • Richmond, Elizabeth 

    Unknown author (2/28/2012)
    Eilzabeth Richmond, pictured here about 1875, was head of the department of "vocal music, reading, and elocution" at Brockport from 1867-1901. She grew up on a farm in the town of Sweden and attended the local one room ...
  • Lennon, Alice 

    Unknown author (2/28/2012)
    Alice Lennon was a daughter of William Lennon, long time science professor at Brockport. She graduated from Brockport in 1891, and then attended Smith College, graduating in 1895. She taught science here from 1896-1904, ...
  • Schroeder, Leonora 

    Unknown author (2/29/2012)
    Miss Lee (Leonora) Schroeder was a long time health and physical education faculty member here at Brockport. She started in 1928 as “Director of Athletics Training for Girls,” at a time when recently imposed restrictions ...
  • Nihiser, Edwin 

    Unknown author (2/29/2012)
    Edwin Nihiser was a very popular and successful coach and teacher at the old Normal School. From Maryland, he studied at the University of Maryland and then played professional baseball for two years, as a pitcher for the ...
  • Lennon, William 

    Unknown author (2/27/2012)
    William Lennon, pictured here about 1875, was a science teacher at Brockport, and later the vice-principal (i.e. vice-president) from 1869-1911. A native of Rensselaerville in Albany County, he was born in 1838, went to ...
  • Reynolds, Janette S. 

    Unknown author (3/1/2012)
    S. Janette Reynolds was a graduate of the class of 1873 and our first full time librarian. She had started here as a secretary in 1893, and over the next few years began to divide her time between work as a secretary and ...
  • Palmer, Francis B. 

    Unknown author (2/29/2012)
    Francis Palmer was from the town of Parma and attended the Brockport Collegiate Institute in 1859. Afterwards he went to the University of Rochester, taught in several high schools, and then came to Brockport in 1868 as ...
  • Yale, Alice 

    Unknown author (3/1/2012)
    Alice Yale taught art at Brockport. She was from Deansboro NY and received a BA from Syracuse and her MA from Columbia University. After teaching in public schools for several years, she came to Brockport in 1917, teaching ...
  • Perry, Charles 

    Unknown author (3/1/2012)
    Charles Perry, pictured here in the June 1924 Saga, grew up on a farm in nearby Clarendon and attended Brckport Normal, graduating in 1900. As some Normal grads did, he went on to a formal college, in his case Amherst. He ...
  • Steel, Eric 

    Unknown author (3/6/2012)
    Eric Steel was a well known figure on campus for many years, teaching here from 1942-1974. He was a professor of English and French and served as chair of the Department of Foreign Languages in the expansion of the curriculum ...
  • Rakov, Harold 

    Unknown author (3/6/2012)
    From 1949 to 1983 Harold Rakov taught political science at Brockport. He also served as an administrator, being a popular dean of students for a number of years for example. Many recall his annual reading of "How the Grinch ...
  • Dedman, Wayne 

    Unknown author (3/6/2012)
    Wayne Dedman was a professor of history at Brockport from 1945 to 1977. He studied at Illinois State and the University of Chicago, and received his doctorate from the University of Rochester. At the time of his death a ...
  • Chriswell, Minerva 

    Unknown author
    Minerva Chriswell was an 1867 graduate of the Brockport Collegiate Institute, it's last year, and the following year she joined the ranks of the faculty of the Brockport Normal School, successor to the Institute. She was ...
  • Mortimer, Mary 

    Unknown author (3/3/2016)
    This c1870 charcoal drawing is the best image known of Mary Mortimer, whom Mortimer Hall is named for. She was a pioneer in higher education for women, teaching here in the early days of the school, the 1840s, when we were ...
  • Stratemeyer, Clara 

    Unknown author (1/1/2018)
    Clara Stratemeyer, pictured here in her 1937 yearbook photo, was at Brockport from 1936 to 1946. She was the president of the Association of Teacher Educators in 1938, among her many educational association activities. Her ...