of a long dream. Founded as a junior college in 1933, the school
developed into Monmouth College and eventually grew into a modern
learning institution that now boasts extensive undergraduate and graduate
programs. This book tells the remarkable story of Monmouth's advances
and trials as it evolved through the decades into a respected university on
the Jersey Shore.
Monmouth University explores the origins of Wilson Hall, from its $10.5
million building costs and frequent summer visits by Pres. Woodrow Wilson
to its destruction by fire, rebuilding, and eventual sale to Monmouth
College. This unique collection of photographs captures the filming of
the 1980 movie Annie, presents visits from such dignitaries as Elizabeth
Dole and Martin Luther King Jr., and explains the connection between the
university and the influential Guggenheim family. Sports victories, 1950s
social events, and the journey to becoming a university are all stories told
within Monmouth University.
Author: Jim Reme, Tova Navarra
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 9.28h x 6.62w x 0.38d
About the Author
Reme, Jim: - The collaboration of authors Jim Reme, Monmouth University's photographer, and Tova Navarra, a feature writer for the Monmouth University Magazine, marked the path for this volume with their deep appreciation of the university, its loyal community, and its intriguing history.