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  1. The Lewis C. Richardson Seminar Room Photographs from the Past and Present Dr. Alicia Pousada Seminar Room Director October 24, 2008

  2. Our venerable and shopworn Seminar Room sign

  3. Plaque honoring Lewis C. Richardson located in Seminar Room

  4. Lewis C. “Richie” Richardson circa 1964

  5. Richardson in 1930’s

  6. College of Arts and Sciences faculty members 1931

  7. Richardson 1935

  8. Richardson at John Hopkins University about 1939

  9. Nettie, Angelita, Richie, Niní, and Angelita’s sister Tití in 1942

  10. Richardson about 1957

  11. Richardson with his “viola da gamba” in 1960.

  12. Angelita and Lewis, Christmas, 1960

  13. Richardson in formal attire 1960’s

  14. Profs. George Warrek and Lewis C. Richardson, La Finca, UPR, 1960

  15. Prof. George Warrek had exceptional artistic abilities. Here he is pictured in 1962 with his bronze sculpture titled “Tarantella”.

  16. A Lorenzo Homar poster announcing George Warrek’s exhibit at the Museo de Bellas Artes in January 1975.

  17. Profs. George Warrek, “Richie”, and Jack McWilliams, circa 1964

  18. Jack McWilliams was the first Seminar Room Director (1968-1970) and also the proprietor of La Casa del Libro in Old San Juan until 1988.

  19. Brother Raymond McQuade, Marianist monk, was Seminar Room Director from 1970-1972. He currently lives in Texas.

  20. Prof. Marion Cumpiano, internationally recognized Americanist and Joycean scholar, directed the Seminar Room from 1972 to 1976. She passed away in 2001. 2001

  21. 1985 2002 Prof. Emeritus Andrew Hurley, Seminar Room Director, 1976-1979

  22. Prof. Frances Bothwell did her first stint as Seminar Room Director from 1979 to 1983.

  23. The late Prof. Gloria Ortiz, circa 1970’s

  24. Retired Prof. Joan McMurray in what she terms her “salad days,” in the late 1970’s

  25. Retired Prof. Barbara Bergquist in 1961 when she arrived in PR and later in the 1970’s

  26. 1970’s The late Prof. Eleanor Sebeok 1992

  27. Retired Prof. Margaret Inserni, writing specialist, in 1978 and in 1992

  28. Retired Prof. Vincent Jubilee, Americanist and fashion reporter for San Juan Star, shown here circa 1970 and 1999

  29. Profs. Emily Krasinski, Barbara Levy, Jack McWilliams, & Marc Schnitzer, singing madrigals in the late 1970’s.

  30. Retired Prof. Ning Rivera, ESL specialist, pictured 1982 and 2002

  31. The Seminar Room, originally housed in the Sebastian González García building, moved to Pedreira 107 (now 108) in 1983. The collection was in boxes until 1984 and not fully organized until 1991.

  32. The Lewis C. Richardson Seminar Room in its present layout.

  33. The late Ernesto Torres, linguistics student and Seminar Room Librarian during the early 1980’s

  34. First Sargasso Staff: T. Sullivan, M. Santos, L. Fiet, A. Alvarez (Seminar Room Librarian), J. Haugaard, and S. Lopez (1984)

  35. Profs. Mervyne Alleyne, Lowell Fiet, Eugene Mohr, Sybil Lewis, & George Lamming celebrating the inauguration of Sargasso in 1984

  36. Profs. Eugene Mohr and Lowell Fiet in the Seminar Room promoting Sargasso

  37. Profs. Tom Noel (Seminar Room Director (1984-1990), Eugene Mohr, Tom Sullivan at 1984 Sargasso launch Celebration of first issue of Sargasso in Seminar Room (1987)

  38. The late Prof. Eugene Mohr was also gifted artistically. Below is one of his abstract pieces which adorns the Seminar Room today.

  39. Another one of Eugene Mohr’s creations that graces the Seminar Room

  40. “Defensa del territorio” is yet another Mohr piece that can be seen in the Seminar Room.

  41. Profs. Alma Simounet & Jeanne Handschuh in 1985, showing off their first joint book.

  42. Retired Prof. Jeanne Handschuh Late 1980’s 2004

  43. Eugene Mohr’s biography of Lewis C. Richardson published by the University of Puerto Rico in 1988

  44. Invitation to official dedication of Seminar Room Nov. 18, 1988

  45. Profs. Ning Rivera and Aileene Alvarez (Librarian, 1981-2002) standing before photo exhibit prepared for 1988 ceremony

  46. Angel Rivera, lab technician, served as Seminar Room assistant on Saturdays, 1986-1991.

  47. Prof. Ken Gavrell, Seminar Room Director, 1990-1992, currently enjoying his retirement in Iowa.

  48. The late Prof. Thomas Sullivan, professor of American literature from 1979 to1991, commemorated in the Thomas Sullivan award for best M.A. student

  49. Luis Pomales served as Seminar Room assistant on Saturdays, 1991-1993, and later became department director.

  50. Prof. Michael Sharp, Seminar Room Director (1992 – 1994), and Prof. Ann Albuyeh 1994 2007