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By Matt Hames on June 13, 2013

In celebrating the Year of ‘13, we are posting a story or list that pertains to our lucky number on the 13th of each month. Since this month began with Reunion, we compiled a list of 13 Reunion images from the archives.

1.  Sixteen members of the Class of 1895 take a break during their 20th Reunion in 1915.

The Class of 1895 at their 20th Reunion

2. One of the highlights of Reunion is the parade in the village. In 1987, the class of 1962 celebrated 25 years.

The Class of 1962 parades in the village in 1987

3. In 1989, the Class of 1939 celebrated 50 years at torchlight, another highlight of Reunion.

In 1989, the class of 1939 celebrated 60 years since torchlight
4. The Class of 1944 proudly walks in the parade during their 50th Reunion in 1994.

Class Of 1944 celebrates 50 years

5. Whitnall Field houses tents and station wagons. The banner says “Welcome 1970 Reuners.”

Welcome 1971 Reuners

6. The Colgate Inn – still  a meeting place for people at Reunion.

Gathering At Colgate Inn in 1982

7. The Class of 1926 leads the 1996 parade in style.

Colgate University class of 1926

8. Alumni continue to bring their families to Reunion. The Class of 1905 posed with family members in 1930.

Class of 1905 in 1930 at Colgate Reunion

9. It isn’t always 5 and 10 year reunions. Each year many classes come to Reunion. In 1929, the Class of 1887 gathered. From left to right are Edgar Allen Shepard, William Edward Cooper, Homer Child Lyman, William Henry Crawshaw (Colgate professor of English), Irving Burgess Lewis, Oscar Reed McKay, Frederick William Rowe, and William Andrus St. John.

Class of 1887 in 1929 at Colgate Reunion

10. This photo is undated. Still, we wonder if anyone is interested in reviving how some signified their class year.

1905-1907 un-titled and un-dated at Colgate University Reunion

11. The Class of 1942 (and family) wait patiently for dinner in the gym in 1982.

Gathering for dinner in 1982

12. The Class of 1905 meets at Reunion in this photo believed to be taken in 1930. Nice jackets.

The class of 1905 celebrate in matching jackets

13. Of course No. 13 is the 2013 Reunion. Torchlight 2013 gets added to the archive.

Torchlight, Reunion 2013 gets added to the archives

Your turn: What do you remember about your last Reunion?

 

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2 Comments



  • Lora Davis, Assistant Archivist said:

    Dick,

    Thank you for providing additional information regarding this photograph. I will add your father’s name to our records here in the Archives, as we previously only knew the date the photograph was taken, not those individuals pictured in it!

    Best,
    Lora Davis, Assistant Archivist




  • Dick Leland Class of 1960 said:

    Photo #7 shows my Dad, Darwin E. Leland riding shotgun in that Cadillac!
    He was 93 that year!
    God bless him and my Mom, Marion Coleman Leland who were both raised in Hamilton, NY!
    Thank you.
    Dick Leland