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These old-school sights and sounds are not something of the past!

Long before the advent of phone cameras, and apps with  filters that allow us to instantly make our photos look like they were taken in 1960-something, people were having their photographs developed on to slides, that were then carefully categorized into a tray and placed on a slide projector that would allow the audience to view tiny 1″x1″ slides as large wall sized images.

As we bring 2013 to a successful close at the School of Landscape Architecture, we are humbled to announce that prominent Urban Designer, Architect, Instructor, and former Executive Director of SPUR, Jim Chappell, has graciously donated his entire collection of slides to our department. These slides include imagery of his extensive travels across the globe, as well as his life’s work. We consider ourselves very fortunate to be able to see the world through Mr. Chappell’s lens, and thank him greatly.

Hundreds of boxes and binders full of tantalizing images made it safely to their new home at 601 Brannan yesterday, and we can’t wait to categorize them!