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Actors on stage in performance.

1957

Batter, catcher, umpire and spectators. Harvard stadium is in background.

1958

Single player in dark colored uniform emblazoned w/ "Emerson 15," holding ball, eyes the basket.

1958

Actors on stage in performance.

1957

Group portrait of nine male basketball players in uniform.

1959

Baseball game in-play. Umpire's back is to the camera. Harvard stadium is in background.

1958

Baseball game in-play. Umpire and catcher are pictured.

1958

Single player leaps, with a ball over his head.

1958

Baseball game in-play. A player at base awaits the ball while runner slides into the base. Opposing team player's jersey reads, "New Prep." Radio tower and vintage cars in background.

1958

Single player in dark colored uniform emblazoned "Emerson 13" leaps to take the shot.

1958

Woman and man stand outside a room containing audio equipment. Samuel D. Robbins Speech Clinic.

1958

Single player in white uniform with collared shirt runs down the court while dribbling the ball.

1958

Men's basketball game in-play. Opposing team's shirts read: C.S.B.

1959

Single player in dark colored uniform emblazoned "Emerson 14" with arms spread, stands ready.

1958

Baseball game in-play. Baseman waits for ball while runner approaches the base.

1958

Single player in white uniform with collared shirt, basketball in hand, eyes the basket.

1958

Basketball game in-play.

1958

Women's basketball game in-play.

1959

Seven cheerleaders on basketball court. The young women kneeling in front wears a top displaying large letter E over a megaphone.

1959

Actors on stage in performance.

1957

Actors in performance. Directed by Leonidas A. Nickole. Department of Theatre Arts. Cast includes David Potter '58. October 29-31, 1958 at Emerson College Theatre.

1958-10

Actors in performance. Directed by Leonidas A. Nickole. Department of Theatre Arts. Cast includes David Potter '58. October 29-31, 1958 at Emerson College Theatre.

1958-10

Actors in performance. Written by George Farquhar. Directed by Gertrude Binley Kay, Emerson College Department of Theatre Arts. Dec. 9-11, 1959.

1959-12

Man wearing academic regalia stands smiling next to eagle lectern in a church.

1959

Actors on stage in performance.

1957

Actors on stage in performance.

1957

Actors in performance. Directed by Leonidas A. Nickole. Department of Theatre Arts. Cast includes David Potter '58. October 29-31, 1958 at Emerson College Theatre.

1958-10

Book jacket photo. By Andrew Rancer, Associate Professor of Communication Studies. Co-authored with Dominic Infante and Deanna Womack.

Young man in a construction helmet leans through a hole in a wall. A sticker on the wall reads, "WERS 88.9," and handwritten above that is, "The New Home of." in the Ansin building. In 1998, WERS relocated from 180 Beacon Street to the Ansin building at 180 Tremont St, where it remains today (2019). It would be the first Emerson building project completely funded by gifts. At the time, WERS was Boston's only radio station with street-level windowed studios.

1998

Photograph of book jacket for "Acrobats of the Soul," written by Ron Jenkins, associate professor in performing arts.

1989-02-10

Tony Cennamo in the radio studio. Cennamo was taught Jazz History and Mass Communication at Emerson College, and was better known as long-time jazz disc jockey at Boston University's WBUR. Photo location: WBUR, 630 Commonwealth Ave., Boston University.

1988-12-01

Photo portrait. Location: Commonwealth Ave park (Comm Ave Mall), Boston.

1986-08-06

Interior shot. Top of open staircase with ornate skylight above white columns. Emerson College Library was located here. Date unknown. Before Aug. 1985.

1985

Press photos of actors, loosely arranged pile. Emerson graduates in the acting profession.

1988-12

Exterior shot of building, sepia-toned image. Architects, Elkus/Manfredi. In the early 1990s, Emerson President John Zacharis began the transition that would relocate Emerson College from the Back Bay to the Theater District. The Board of Trustees approved the purchase of 180 Tremont Street to house classrooms and administrative offices. Now known as the Ansin building, 180 Tremont would become the flagship building of the Campus on the Common.

1992-06-19

Exterior shot of building. Architects, Elkus/Manfredi. In the early 1990s, Emerson President John Zacharis began the transition that would relocate Emerson College from the Back Bay to the Theater District. The Board of Trustees approved the purchase of 180 Tremont Street to house classrooms and administrative offices. Now known as the Ansin building, 180 Tremont would become the flagship building of the Campus on the Common.

1992-06-19

Exterior photo of several buildings. 130 Beacon St. was the heart of college activity for many decades. The building was owned by Emerson College from 1933 through 2003.

1988-11-10

Photo portrait of John Chase. Chase has worn many hats over the years at Emerson, including: Director of Night School (Theatre Arts), Director of Printing & Publishing, Director of Purchasing, Business Manager, Director of Auxiliary Services and Advisor to the senior class.

1992-09-08

Randolph Brooksbank '69.

1992-02-13

Exterior shot of building with Emerson College banners. Architects, Elkus/Manfredi. In the early 1990s, Emerson President John Zacharis began the transition that would relocate Emerson College from the Back Bay to the Theater District. The Board of Trustees approved the purchase of 180 Tremont Street to house classrooms and administrative offices. Now known as the Ansin building, 180 Tremont would become the flagship building of the Campus on the Common.

Exterior of the building. An Emerson College banner hands above the entrance. This area was known by the Emerson community as "The Wall." 130 Beacon St. was the heart of college activity for many decades. The building was owned by Emerson College from 1933 through 2003.

1990 - 2003

Photo portrait. Joined Emerson faculty as assistant professor in 1989.

1993-09-07

Interior shot. Top of open staircase with ornate skylight above white columns. Emerson College Library was located here. Date unknown. Before Aug. 1985.

1985

Napal served as president of the Alumni Association and president of the Greater New York Alumni Club.

1992-02-13

Photo includes: Randolph Brooksbank '69, Tom Bauer '68, Frank Napal '69 G'70.

1992-02-13

Building exterior. 130 Beacon St. was the heart of college activity for many decades. The building was owned by Emerson College from 1933 through 2003.

1993-10-05

Photo includes: Randolph Brooksbank '69, Tom Bauer '68, Frank Napal '69 '70.

1992-02-13

Exterior of building and street. 130 Beacon St. was the heart of college activity for many decades. The building was owned by Emerson College from 1933 through 2003.

1930 - 1969

Architect's rendering of 180 Tremont Street by Elkus/Manfredi, showing the potential usage of the building for students, staff, faculty, and administrators. The illustration includes the basement level, surrounding buildings and the Boylston MBTA station. In the early 1990s, Emerson President John Zacharis began the transition that would relocate Emerson College from the Back Bay to the Theater District. The Board of Trustees approved the purchase of 180 Tremont Street to house classrooms and administrative offices. Now known as the Ansin building, 180 Tremont would become the flagship building of the Campus on the Common.

1992

Exterior of building in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. Emerson College Library was located here.

1984 circa

Exterior of corner brick building in "The Flat" of Beacon Hill neighborhood. There a small blue & white Emerson College sign affixed to the corner of the building. Emerson College Performing Arts Division at 67-69 Brimmer St.

1994-08-08

Photo includes: Randolph Brooksbank '69, Tom Bauer '68, Frank Napal '69 G'70.

1992-02-13

Exterior of building and street. View from 143-145 Beacon St. 130 Beacon St. was the heart of college activity for many decades. The building was owned by Emerson College from 1933 through 2003.

1986-04

Exterior of building. Owned by Emerson College 1960-1997.

1993-06-29

Exterior of building. A large banner promotes the 1990 EVVY awards. Shot from 143 Beacon St.

1990-04-12

Tony Cennamo in a photo taken outside after sunset. Cennamo was taught Jazz History and Mass Communication at Emerson College, and was better known as long-time jazz disc jockey at Boston University's WBUR. Photo location: WBUR, 630 Commonwealth Ave., Boston University.

1988-12-01

Randolph Brooksbank '69 (center); Tom Bauer '68 (right).

1992-02-13

Artist's sketch of WERS on air studio and live performance studio with musicians and engineers. Elkus / Manfredu Architects Ltd.

State House buildings on Beacon Hill in Boston. Source refers to date as: before August 1985.

1983

Portrait photo of Pat McGovern. Patricia McGovern served as U.S. Senator from Massachusetts for 12 years, from 1981 to 1993.

1980 - 1989

Exterior view, wintertime. Emerson College owned 21 Commonwealth from Sept 24, 1984 through March 4, 2002.

1991?

Interior room with fireplace. The newly renovated Helen Rose room on the first floor of 21 Commonwealth Ave. in the Communication Studies Building.

1991-06-14

Classroom with long tables and chairs all facing forward. Television at front of room. Elkus / Manfredu Architects Ltd.

Photo portrait. Elmer B. Baker, Jr., Ph.D., Litt.D. (ex officio), New York City; Vice Dean, School of Education, Health, Nursing and Arts Professions, New York University. Baker attended Emerson College from 1941 to 1943 and received his B.S, M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from New York University. In 1969 Dr. Baker received an honorary degree from Emerson College and was elected to the Board of Trustees; Later elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees in 1979.

1970 - 1989

Tobacco billboards were permanently banned in the United States on April 23, 1999. This billboard owned by Ackerley Group. Text on the ad contains Surgeon General's Warning, and other text is dated Feb. 85.

1986-05

Corner of Boston Common public park with John Hancock and Prudential towers in the background. Source refers to date as: before August 1985.

1985

Interior shot with bench chairs, reception desk and purple wall with white lettering reading "Emerson". Elkus / Manfredu Architects Ltd.

Tobacco billboards were permanently banned in the United States on April 23, 1999. This ad contains the Surgeon General's warning.

1986-05

Artist's sketch of TV production studio and broadcast journalism studio. Elkus / Manfredu Architects Ltd.

Aerial view of the castle and grounds.

1988

Photo portrait of politician Chester G. Atkins. U.S. Congressman Atkins served Massachusetts 5th district in the U.S. House of Representatives 1985-1993.

1980 - 1989

Exterior shot of building. Architects, Elkus/Manfredi. In the early 1990s, Emerson President John Zacharis began the transition that would relocate Emerson College from the Back Bay to the Theater District. The Board of Trustees approved the purchase of 180 Tremont Street to house classrooms and administrative offices. Now known as the Ansin building, 180 Tremont would become the flagship building of the Campus on the Common.

1992-06-19

Photo of narrow cobblestone street in Beacon Hill, Boston, Mass. No photo credit, courtesy of Emerson College Relations.

1983

Artist's sketch of performing arts rehearsal room and performing arts classroom. Elkus / Manfredu Architects Ltd.

Exterior view of 6 Arlington St. (0 Marlborough Street), shot from Public Garden across Arlington Street. Emerson College owned and used the building as a dormitory 1988-2006.

1992-10-22

Exterior view, wintertime. 21 Commonwealth Ave. housed Communication Studies at Emerson College.

1991?

Exterior view of 6 Arlington St. (0 Marlborough St.), shot from Public Garden with a food truck parked out front. Constructed in 1930, and purchased by Emerson College from the Katherine Gibbs School, Zero Marlborough Street is an historic art deco building that served as a dormitory and dining hall for Emerson College from 1988 to 2006. It also contained large dance hall.

1988-02-01

Exterior view, wintertime. 21 Commonwealth Ave. housed Communication Studies at Emerson College.

1991?

Historic ship docked at Charlestown Naval Yard, Boston, Mass.

1983

Exterior view, wintertime. 21 Commonwealth Ave. housed Communication Studies at Emerson College.

1991?

Looking down Arlington Street towards Ritz Carlton (now the Taj Hotel). Source refers to date as: before August 1985.

1985

Statue of George Washington on a horse. The Public Garden was the first public botanical garden in America, established in 1837. The statue was created in the 1860s by Boston sculptor Thomas Ball.

1990-10-20

Source refers to date as: before August 1985.

1985

Front view of a shuttle bus, in front of the library.

1986-04

Exterior view of the castle.

1988

Artist's sketch of lecture hall and classroom. Elkus / Manfredu Architects Ltd.

Photo of narrow cobblestone street in Beacon Hill in Boston. Source refers to date as: before August 1985.

1985

Director of special events; acting theatre manager for Emerson's Majestic Theatre.

1988-08

Cantone on stage in performance.

1986-02-01

Group photo of the Admissions staff. Jane Brown, Dean of Admissions; Lauren McLean, Helen Cross, Scott MacPhetres and Anna Heidinger (seated right). Location: Admissions Lounge at One Arlington St.

1989-06-16

Gwendolyn Brooks, Pulitzer Prize winning poet, wearing academic regalia. Location: Emerson Majestic Theatre.

Photo portrait. Director of Alumni Relations.

1991-03-16

Kathleen Browning with children engaged in an activity. Kathleen Browning, an Emerson graduate and speech language pathologist from Middlesex Child Development Center, pictured here working with students from the center.

1993-07-29

Cantone on a spiral staircase.

1986-01-01

Photo portrait. Robert Brown, Assistant professor of Communication Studies.

1988-03-30

Photo portrait. Director of Alumni Relations.

1991-03-16

Cantone on stage in performance.

1986-02-01

Photo of Nancee Campbell, standing at a window. Shot at Ames Building, Emerson College.

1990-02-05

Photo portrait of Emerson alumnae Gayle Carson (née Cohn). Graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Broadcasting, Theatre and Speech; President of Carson Research Center.

1991-03-16

Photo portrait. Location: Commonwealth Ave park (Comm Ave Mall), Boston.

1986-08-06

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