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|CMA "MESSAGE CENTER," 1932-33|
"Message Center," the 1932-33 student handbook from Culver Academy, is a small (approx. 5" x 3" leather-bound book), thorough guide to life as a CMA student. This fascinating artifact is too lengthy to reprint in full on this site, but some of the more interesting elements are included below. Ted Schenberg generously loaned the library this rare item.
|Introductions / Songs & Yells|
|Below, from left: 1. The front cover of the book; 2. The introductory page; 3. A greeting from General Gignilliat; 4 - 7. "Culver Songs and Yells" includes several of the better-known songs and poems about Culver and CMA, and even has sheet music for some!|
|Below: Includes a timeline of the development of CMA up to that point, and also a section on the Legion Memorial and its origins.|
|Below: one of the most enjoyable attributes of the book! A small but detailed map of the campus and area, complete with humorous notations about "sea monsters" and other local fun. The map on the left is smaller and faster to download on a dialup connection; the map on the right is the same map, but in an enlarged format for easier viewing of the details (but will load more slowly on a dialup connection!).|
|Hotels, Canteen, Etc.|
|Below: Discusses the local accomadations in the area, which may be of particular interest to history buffs, the canteen, and "Conduct on Christmas Leave," among other things.|
|Below: Especially interesting to students of local history, there were many pages of sponsorship advertisements in the back of the book, many of which were placed by local businesses in operation in 1932 in Culver. I have chosen to include quite a few of the pages, but not every one, and have omitted at the outset pages that carried only advertisements for non-Culver businesses.|