Behind the Scenes: Images of the Past

Do you remember these photographs? Remember some of these people? As usual, we'd like to know. Please send recollections or comments to or call 503-375-5304. We'll incorporate your feedback into the university's records. We'll also share what we learn in a future edition of The Scene.

Seeking photos

If you have Willamette shots from the ‘70s, ‘80s or ‘90s, we would love to add them to our collection. Just email them to or mail to the Office of Alumni Relations, 900 State Street, Salem, OR 97301. We’ll return any mailed prints. Thank you!

Winter 2012 Reader Responses

Reader Responses

Nancy Federici ’60, Mariel (Smith) McMullen ’61 and Robert Joseph ’57, JD’63 identified Gail Larson ’61 alongside Barney the Bearcat (1). Joseph married her, so he should know. Leslie Berning of the athletics department reminded us that it was basketball Coach Gordie James wearing a suit on the court (3), likely during a stint coaching in Japan. Many remembered the lineup of history faculty/staff (4). Left to right, they are Kent Markus, Robert Lucas, Bill Duvall, George McCowan and Barbara Mahoney. For this image alone we heard from Professor Emeritus Scott Hawke, Lee Schafer ’85, Professor Emeritus Robert Lucas, Norman Chusid ’77, Bob Harrison ’71, Sara (Heil) Swanborn ’91 and Professor Emeritus Grant Thorsett.