Faculty Advisor

Hanlan, James P.

Faculty Advisor

Ljungquist, Kent P.


Through the use of WPI and local archives, this project investigated student life in Worcester from WPI’s inception to 1965 in order to present a thorough account of daily life and a unique exhibit encompassing tech traditions for the first one hundred years of the university’s history. Artifacts were chosen from the archives to create an exhibit titled Through the Eyes of a Student: 100 Years of Student Life at WPI, and was put on display in the Gladwin Gallery. This exhibit linked the students of WPI’s past to the students of today through the investigation into traditions both past and present. An online accompaniment to the exhibit was also created in order to preserve the exhibit for years to come.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2014


Humanities and Arts

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts