On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, the UB community gathered for a leap down Memory Lane as they wrapped their hands, hearts, and heads around 29 University of Bridgeport artifacts circa 1970. Constructions workers who were tearing down Shine Hall to build a new residential hall for UB discovered the gem – a Time Capsule steeped in history and cement.

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The following is the list of artifacts pertinent to the 1970’s UB community that fascinates current students 45 years later.

  1. 1970-1972 Evening Division Catalog, which includes Programs of Study and Course Descriptions.The University of Bridgeport Evening Division gave employed or otherwise occupied people the opportunity to further their collegiate education. Individuals were able to enroll in single courses or could follow programs in order to complete Master’s, Bachelor’s, or Associate’s degrees, as well as Special Certificates.
  2. 1970 (?) Campus Guide
  3. The Shakespeare Institute 1970 Summer Session Pamphlet. The Shakespeare Institute, which was sponsored by the American Shakespeare Institute and the University of Bridgeport, explored Shakespeare’s work through direct involvement with Shakespearean scholars and theatre artists.
  4. The 3rd Annual Van Wyck Brooks Awards Program. At this event, Connecticut authors were honored for their contribution to the intellectual and cultural developments of their state and country. The awards ceremony was sponsored by the English Department and the Board of Associates at the University of Bridgeport.
  5. Spring 1970 “CLASS” Student Guide. The CLASS Guide was a national publication exclusively devote to college and university students. It was published semi-annually to coincide with Fall and Spring semester registrations. At the time, CLASS had the largest circulation of any college campus publication in America with over 2,000,000 copies being distributed on more than 1,000 campuses from coast to coast.
  6. 1970-1971 Business Administration Graduate Bulletin
  7. 1970-1971 Arts and Sciences Graduate Bulletin
  8. 1970-1971 Engineering Graduate Bulletin
  9. 1970-1971 Education Graduate Bulletin
  10. University of Bridgeport Fifty-fourth Commencement Program. This commencement was held on Friday, January 23, 1970 at 8:00pm in the Harvey Hubbell Gymnasium.
  11. University of Bridgeport Fifty-fifth Commencement Program. This commencement was held on May 31, 1970 at 10:30am in the Dana Hall Courtyard.
  12. 1970 Issue of the Connecticut Circle Magazine. The Connecticut Circle was a bi-monthly publication referred to as the “Magazine of the Constitution State,” and was founded in 1938 to “foster Connecticut.” This issue cost only $0.50 in 1970!
  13. UB Quadridecennial (Fortieth) Anniversary Publication
  14. Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges: An in-Depth Study (University of Bridgeport edition)
  15. “An Introduction to the University of Bridgeport” publication (1970-9171)
  16. Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges Book – Year (?)
  17. The University of Bridgeport Quarterly from Fall 1968
  18. The University of Bridgeport Quarterly from Fall 1970
  19. The University of Bridgeport Quarterly from Winter 1970
  20. The University of Bridgeport Quarterly from Summer 1970
  21. Fall 1970 Day and Evening Classes Schedule
  22. UB Public Relations Office Bulletin from November 24, 1970
  23. Concept drawing of Schine Hall from November 24, 1970. The drawing was done by Walker Associates Architects of Bridgeport.
  24. University of Bridgeport 1971-1972 Undergraduate Catalog
  25. September 1967 Issue of Fairfield County Magazine. This special research issue of the “Magazine of Fairfield County” cost only $0.40 at newsstands!
  26. UB 1969-1971 Evening Division Program “Credit by Examination” Booklet. The basic purpose of “Credit by Examination” was to enable those who had already reached the college level of education in nontraditional ways to assess the level of their achievement and to use the test results in seeking college credit.
  27. Dr. Henry W. Littlefield “Newcomen Address” from March 24, 1970. The “Newcomen Address,” which dealt with the history of the University of Bridgeport, was delivered at the “1970 Connecticut Dinner” of The Newcomen Society in North America. The dinner was held in Bridgeport and the guests of honor were Dr. Henry W. Littlefield and Dr. James Herron.
  28. UB ‘The Science Wall of Honor’ Convocation Program. This convocation commemorated the addition of the name of Heinrich Rudolph Hertz (1857-1894).
  29. UB “Town-Gown Cooperation Builds A Better Community” Article – Year (?)