Category Archives: 170.80 History

Spring break, 1967…

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Jean Remy speaks!

From an interview published in the autumn issue of the University of Dayton’s magazine. (it’s here) Jean Remy interview The headline: Jean Remy first met Americans, U.S. soldiers pushing through eastern France, during World War II. — “My first words … Continue reading

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50 years ago at the Villa…

Our photo desk is still going over the vast library of material released by François Marchal (see this post). We thought we’d pass along a couple more excerpts, these from the 1959-60 yearbook, a half-century ago, and the twilight period of … Continue reading

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Gallia 1959….

Another gem for our photo archives, from the good offices of Brian Hedges. it’s been 50 years since this photo was taken. — the editors Gallia_1959 Read and post comments | Send to a friend

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40-year mark for vsj class of ’69

Our offices recently received this note from Jim Kelly, villa class of 1969, in response to a reminder that it’s been 40 years this week since that group was graduated from Fribourg. One of our editorial staff remembers the spring … Continue reading

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The villa, winter of 1952

All: These  photos were forwarded to our offices from our elder brethren who attended the original (ie pre-American) Villa. We were led to believe these photos, showing students sledding near the villa woods, were from 1951, but have been  corrected … Continue reading

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A curious excerpt from Villa history…

Thanks to the work of Brian Hedges, villa student in the early ’60s, we continue to learn more about the school’s transformation from a French to American institution. Brian has uncovered and then translated some letters written to him years … Continue reading

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From French to English — new evidence!

All: Brian Hedges, a villa student in the early ’60s when the school abandoned its French curriculum, has uncovered evidence that sheds light on the school’s transformation. Here’s his tale: I’ve come across some letters from Michel Terrapon which shed … Continue reading

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The Villa during the war….

Via our colleague Jean Remy and his associate René de Miscault de Takashi Moriyama comes this priceless photo of a Villa instructor and students during the w The villa in wartime… From the note sent to our offices.. — “Voici … Continue reading

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1947 parade de l’armée Suisse

Joel Burnoufme sends along a priceless photo  from 1947 of the Swiss Army parading on the school grounds in 1947. (They were doing the same two decades later) ————- Le message est prêt à être envoyé avec le fichier suivant ou les liens … Continue reading

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