Remembering the Staff, 1960s

We continue our look at past staffs this week by looking at the 1960s.  Unfortunately, we have no staff photo for either Stahlman or Parnell for 1968. Murrey never did “staff photos” and Craig and Cubworld were still years in the future.  Ward Akers was still Council Executive, Bruce Atkins was Reservation Director, and Bobby Smith was the head ranger.  At the camps, Jimmy Joe Jackson was Program Director, while Richard Graves and Tom Parker shared the job at Stahlman.

So, since we don’t have any staff photos for you, we thought we’d go for the most mundane image we could find.  We give you the Camp Office, 1960s style.

Office

The camp office before the 1972 Capital Development campaign.

Remembering the Staff, 1950s

Camp has begun, so it is time to revisit our “Remembering the Staff” series.  Every week while summer camp is going on, we will make a post showcasing the staff of different decades.  Remember, of course, that you can find all of the staff photos here: http://www.virtualboxwell.org/staff.php

So, following tradition, this first week focuses the Rock Island staff.  Unfortunately, we don’t have a Rock Island Staff photo for 1958.  In fact, we don’t have any Rock Island staff photos past 1955! This year, we’ll provide you with a 1958 bulletin from Camp Director Richard Parker about upcoming camp season.  You’ll note from the Staff Week date that things have changed much in the last 60 years. From the collection of Bob Alley.

1958 Rock Island

Letter from Camp Director Richard Parker to hist 1958 staff

Notice

Hello All,

We’re taking a small hiatus.  We’ll be back the first Sunday in June with regular postings.  Enjoy the nice weather and see you in two weeks with some more Boxwell history!

The VirtualBoxwell Team

Boxwell Anecdotes Project

The Questionnaire closes tonight.

We’ve had just over 50 responses. I know there are more!

If you were/are a Boxwell staff member, I encourage you to complete the questionnaire below. By all means, give me your favorite camp stories/memories, but PLEASE spend some time on the leadership questions. Understanding the people and their leadership qualities/styles is an important part of my research.

I will be closing access to the survey on March 31, 2018. You have less than two weeks.

Thank you for your help. It is greatly appreciated.

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Boxwell Staff Stories: The Anecdotes Project

We’ve had 34 responses. Surely there are more!

If you were/are a Boxwell staff member, I encourage you to complete the questionnaire below. By all means, give me your favorite camp stories/memories, but PLEASE spend some time on the leadership questions. Understanding the people and their leadership qualities/styles is an important part of my research.

I will be closing access to the survey on March 31, 2018. You have less than two weeks!

Thank you for your help. It is greatly appreciated.

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