Archival Corner: Mascot Naming Contest of 1932

Perhaps you have seen the marketing line that Western Reserve Academy has used over the past couple of years: “What will you Pioneer?” And hopefully you read the Reserve Record piece entitled “Re-‘Pete’ History: The Pioneer Pete Situation” that appeared in the last edition. This story was born out of contemplation of both. The recent … Continue reading

Christian Spectator

The Western Reserve Academy Archives holds some fascinating items relevant to the history of the school. One such item is this copy of The Christian Spectator, published the same year the school opened, 1826. The plaque on WRA Chapel’s front reads, “was dedicated in 1836 to the service of Almighty God.” In the early days … Continue reading