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SUNY ESF Traditions: Class Gifts

This LibGuide was created by Jane Verostek, Associate Librarian at SUNY ESF to provide historical information and images relating to traditions at SUNY ESF.

Chronological List of Class Gifts

SUNY ESF Class Gifts

Important Dates that relate to class gifts

1911 - Founded as the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University

1948 - State University of New York (SUNY) is formed and the College becomes a member of SUNY

 

  • 1911: Apollo Musagetes (Apollo with a lyre) statue
  • 1912: Concrete “Kissing Bench”
  • 1913: Statue of Discobolus
  • 1914: Steel flag pole in front of the College of Liberal Arts
  • 1915: Planted ivy on all the buildings on campus
  • 1916: Ornamental entrance to campus at the head of University Ave
  • 1917: unknown
  • 1918: $500 for the Hendricks Chapel pulpit
  • 1919: Book collection for the library and $3000 memorial endowment fund, possibly used for bronze World War I memorial tablet in front of Carnegie Library
  • 1920: Book collection for the library and $100,000 endowment fund through 20 year life insurance
  • 1921: Book collection for the library; Landscape of New English Painting
  • 1922: unknown
  • 1923: $1000 to be used as income for books
  • 1924: Drinking Fountain
  • 1925: Permanent support fund
  • 1926: Book collection for the library; subscription to SU Memorial Fund
  • 1927: Loan fund
  • 1928: Permanent memorial fund
  • 1929: unknown
  • 1930: unknown
  • 1931: $5,000 to be used for permanent memorial
  • 1932: Fund for needy students
  • 1933: Elms planted in front of Carnegie Library
  • 1934: unknown
  • 1935: unknown
  • 1936: Oil portrait of Chancellor Flint
  • 1937: $750 for Ten Eyk boathouse and $100 for Hendricks Chapel library and $400 for student loan fund
  • 1938: Oil portrait of Chancellor Graham
  • 1939: $700 to building fund
  • 1940: Ornamental entrance to campus at the head of Walnut Place
  • 1941: Either $600 or $1000 to the Women’s Building fund
  • 1942: $1438 given for outdoor recreation facilities
  • 1943: $1000 bond
  • 1944: $700 worth of war bonds to be used for the Women’s Building fund upon maturity
  • 1945: Memorial to be erected after the war in the narthex of Hendricks Chapel
  • 1946: $200 to the Student Union and $100 to the Alumni Association
  • 1947: unknown
  • 1948: Loan fund for students for foreign travel and study
  • 1949: unknown
  • 1950: unknown
  • 1951: Mountain Landscape Painting
  • 1952: Winter Landscape of Woods with Log Building Painting
  • 1953: Portrait of Joseph S. Illick
  • 1954: unknown
  • 1955: Northwestern Landscape Painting
  • 1956: unknown
  • 1957: Merlin F. Pollock Painting of woods scene
  • 1958: unknown
  • 1959: unknown
  • 1960: unknown
  • 1961: unknown
  • 1962: Portrait of Florence R. Carruthers Receptions Student Services 1948-1962
  • 1963: unknown
  • 1964: unknown
  • 1965: Portrait of the late Svend 0. Heiberg, Dean of Graduate Students at the College
  • 1966: unknown
  • 1967: unknown
  • 1968: Portrait of Dean Shirley
  • 1969: The college name plaque on the west face of Illick Hall
  • 1970: Portrait of Dr. Edwin Jahn
  • 1971: Sound system for Nifkin Lounge
  • 1972: Typewriters In the Informal Study Room In Moon Library
  • 1973: Typewriters In the Informal Study Room In Moon Library
  • 1974: Wildlife prints for Nifkin Lounge. Tree planted near the chapel and litter baskets placed throughout the campus
  • 1975: Display case in the foyer of Moon Library
  • 1976: unknown
  • 1977: New benches on the west side of Moon Library
  • 1978 through 1987: unknown
  • 1988: Marshall Hall's clock on the outside of the building
  • 1989: unknown
  • 1990: Kiosk on Moon Patio
  • 1991: unknown
  • 1992: Kiosk on Moon Patio
  • 1993: unknown
  • 1994: unknown
  • 1995: unknown
  • 1996: Rock on Quad
  • 1997: TGIF Bar
  • 1998: unknown
  • 1999: unknown
  • 2000: unknown
  • 2001: unknown
  • 2002: 9-11 Memorial
  • 2003: 9-11 Memorial
  • 2004: Credits for Carbon Emission and Tree Saplings from ESF Forest Properties
  • 2005: Water Garden
  • 2006: New Projection Equipment for Heiberg Forest Classroom Upgrades
  • 2007: HDTV
  • 2008: Refurbished TGIF Bar
  • 2009: unknown
  • 2010: Helped pay for Oakie mascot
  • 2011: Bike Fix-It Station outside of Illick and bench for Centennial Hall
  • 2012: Light Pole Banners
  • 2013: Bench for gateway and hydration stations in Baker and Moon
  • 2014: Power Tower charging unit in Moon Library
  • 2015: Edible Campus Plants
  • 2016: Hydration stations in Moon and Baker
  • 2017: Repairing of the Marshall Hall Clock on outside of the building
  • 2018: Hammock Posts