• Archives,  History,  Library News

    1883: Crew, Cricket and Cross-Country

    This carving by John Gregory Wiggins commemorates the St. Paul's School Form of 1883. The top of the plaque shows one of the six-oared shells that were raced on Long Pond that year. The "Veritas" shield celebrates a cricket victory over Harvard. The hound and hare represent a vigorous twelve mile cross-country race around the school grounds run by most of the students - the winner receiving bragging rights for a whole year! #ohrstromlibrary #ohrstromlibrarydigitalarchives #spshistory #iamsps #formof1883 #formplaque #johngregorywiggins #carving #woodcarving #tbt #throwback #throwbackthursday #harvard @harvard #cricket #hare #hound #race

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    In Celebration of Cricket eBook Now Available

    A new eBook is available from the St. Paul’s School Archives eBook collection: In Celebration of Cricket: From School Sport to Celebrated Tradition is available in ePub format for download and viewing on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch devices with iBooks installed.  It has been designed specifically for viewing in iBooks, but can also be read with a more basic layout on any eBook reader that supports the ePub file format. You can download this new eBook by clicking HERE. This eBook presentation is a companion to the archives online exhibit of the same name viewable HERE.  It contains photographs from the St. Paul’s School archives collection and includes…

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    New Archives Exhibit: In Celebration of Cricket

    A new archives exhibit is in place in Ohrstrom Library and a new online exhibit is now available through the Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives. A selection of photographs are on display in the library on the upper level display cases located in the lobby.  These photos from the archives collection outline the history of the sport of cricket at St. Paul’s School, and the continuing tradition of Cricket Holiday. Last Thursday saw the announcement of the fall term’s best known and most anticipated surprise, Cricket Holiday, but it is possible that only a few students are aware of the history of the sport that brought it into being. The archives…