How do Williams communities create and remember Ephraim Williams Jr. as the College’s founder? This session will introduce new research into the history of how the Colonel has been perceived, described, and commemorated throughout the history of the College, especially during the early twentieth century. In the 1910s and 1920s, students regularly gathered to celebrate Ephraim’s birthday, styling him as a founder and a patriot. Today, we experience the legacy of this commemoration in the pervasive use of the term “Eph.” Attend this presentation to learn more about the history of our relationship to “Eph” and to share your thoughts about the term as it is used today.
9– 10:45 a.m.