Time Capsule

Edna Johnson Littlewood ’51 was walking along the hallways of Sheldon Hall during Reunion in June and she saw a familiar face looking back at her — her own!

Edna found a framed picture of the Class of 1951 time capsule being buried in front of Sheldon Hall and she was pictured with those present for the ceremony. Edna joked that the time capsule didn’t contain any buried treasure. “There were no gold bricks buried there,” she said with a laugh.

Indeed, the capsule was unearthed for the class’s 50th anniversary in 2001. Herb VanSchaack ’51 joined the late Marion Green ’99, a library clerk with Special Collections, who created a display of the barrel’s contents, including such memorabilia as student ID cards, exam blue books, a Clio beanie and a little chalkware dog.

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