The Lewis C. Richardson Seminar Room Photographs from the Past and Present Dr. Alicia Pousada Seminar Room Director October 24, 2008
Angelita and Lewis, Christmas, 1960
Profs. George Warrek and Lewis C. Richardson, La Finca, UPR, 1960
Prof. George Warrek had exceptional artistic abilities. Here he is pictured in 1962 with his bronze sculpture titled “Tarantella”.
A Lorenzo Homar poster announcing George Warrek’s exhibit at the Museo de Bellas Artes in January 1975.
Jack McWilliams was the first Seminar Room Director (1968-1970) and also the proprietor of La Casa del Libro in Old San Juan until 1988.
Brother Raymond McQuade, Marianist monk, was Seminar Room Director from 1970-1972. He currently lives in Texas.
Prof. Marion Cumpiano, internationally recognized Americanist and Joycean scholar, directed the Seminar Room from 1972 to 1976. She passed away in 2001. 2001
1985 2002 Prof. Emeritus Andrew Hurley, Seminar Room Director, 1976-1979
Prof. Frances Bothwell did her first stint as Seminar Room Director from 1979 to 1983.
Retired Prof. Joan McMurray in what she terms her “salad days,” in the late 1970’s
Retired Prof. Barbara Bergquist in 1961 when she arrived in PR and later in the 1970’s
1970’s The late Prof. Eleanor Sebeok 1992
Retired Prof. Margaret Inserni, writing specialist, in 1978 and in 1992
Retired Prof. Vincent Jubilee, Americanist and fashion reporter for San Juan Star, shown here circa 1970 and 1999
Profs. Emily Krasinski, Barbara Levy, Jack McWilliams, & Marc Schnitzer, singing madrigals in the late 1970’s.
The Seminar Room, originally housed in the Sebastian González García building, moved to Pedreira 107 (now 108) in 1983. The collection was in boxes until 1984 and not fully organized until 1991.
The late Ernesto Torres, linguistics student and Seminar Room Librarian during the early 1980’s
First Sargasso Staff: T. Sullivan, M. Santos, L. Fiet, A. Alvarez (Seminar Room Librarian), J. Haugaard, and S. Lopez (1984)
Profs. Mervyne Alleyne, Lowell Fiet, Eugene Mohr, Sybil Lewis, & George Lamming celebrating the inauguration of Sargasso in 1984
Profs. Eugene Mohr and Lowell Fiet in the Seminar Room promoting Sargasso
Profs. Tom Noel (Seminar Room Director (1984-1990), Eugene Mohr, Tom Sullivan at 1984 Sargasso launch Celebration of first issue of Sargasso in Seminar Room (1987)
The late Prof. Eugene Mohr was also gifted artistically. Below is one of his abstract pieces which adorns the Seminar Room today.
“Defensa del territorio” is yet another Mohr piece that can be seen in the Seminar Room.
Profs. Alma Simounet & Jeanne Handschuh in 1985, showing off their first joint book.
Retired Prof. Jeanne Handschuh Late 1980’s 2004
Eugene Mohr’s biography of Lewis C. Richardson published by the University of Puerto Rico in 1988
Profs. Ning Rivera and Aileene Alvarez (Librarian, 1981-2002) standing before photo exhibit prepared for 1988 ceremony
Angel Rivera, lab technician, served as Seminar Room assistant on Saturdays, 1986-1991.
Prof. Ken Gavrell, Seminar Room Director, 1990-1992, currently enjoying his retirement in Iowa.
The late Prof. Thomas Sullivan, professor of American literature from 1979 to1991, commemorated in the Thomas Sullivan award for best M.A. student
Luis Pomales served as Seminar Room assistant on Saturdays, 1991-1993, and later became department director.
Prof. Michael Sharp, Seminar Room Director (1992 – 1994), and Prof. Ann Albuyeh 1994 2007