Oxy History

Los Amigos pitcher Freddy Hernandez
The Joys of Summer
For 26 seasons, Oxy’s Summer Staff Softball League has served up friendly competition (and the occasional cold beverage) for employees and alumni
Deputy Ambassador U. Alexis Johnson ’31, left, evacuates the U.S. Embassy in Saigon on March 31, 1965.
Diplomatic Community
Occidental's ties to foreign relations run deep—not just in the U.S. government, but in Japan and South Africa as well
Sally and Jack Samuelson smile for trustee Dave Berkus ’62's camera.
The Places Jack Built
Perpetuating the architectural legacy of Myron Hunt’s master plan for campus, Jack Samuelson ’46 brought his own flair to more than two dozen projects at Oxy
A wall drawing of Janet Stafford was created by artist Kenturah Davis '02 in 2012
Platinum Jubilee
Janet Stafford, George Ellison, and Barbara Bowman Wright made Oxy history as the College’s first Black graduates in 1952. What is their legacy?
Amy Munoz
40 Million Meals Served
It's not easy to follow an Oxy culinary legend—but Amy Munoz made the job her own over the last four decades. Somewhere, Clancy Morrison is smiling
Obama memorabilia from Occidental College Special Collections
Barry’ed Treasures
A future exhibit for the Obama Presidential Center Museum will highlight the president’s time at Oxy—and we’re looking for your memorabilia from that era
Anne Wolf, former Oxy’s Bookstore manager
An Independent Spirit
With goodwill and a dash of whimsy (Obama-branded diaper covers!), Anne Wolf made the Oxy Bookstore a destination for more than textbooks
Oxy soccer players posing on field
Fever Pitch
Oxy soccer roars back into action—and the Tigers are in the hunt for goals and glory
Professor Emeritus Andrew Rolle '43
An Author First, A Professor Second
As prolific in the library as he was in the classroom, Andrew Rolle '43, who died in March, chronicled California, the American West, and Occidental with an honest and unflinching gaze
Occidental College 1990s
Deconstructing the '90s
As its second century dawned, Occidental welcomed a bold new president, adopted a mission Of Excellence and Equity, and brought a diversity of voices to the classroom. How did the changes...
Gilman Fountain in 1979
Baker’s Beauty
The Lucille Y. Gilman Memorial Fountain—formally known as Water Forms II —occupies a prominent place on campus and in the hearts of generations of alumni. George Baker ’58’s former students...

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