About the exhibit
The exhibit was researched, written, and designed by Sam Bussan ’18, Amanda Douglas ’17, Drew Matlovsky ’18, and Zachariah Selley, Associate Head of Special Collections and College Archivist.
A catalog accompanying the exhibit can be downloaded HERE
On the title
Local press reflected on the college’s transition from the campus in Albany to the Fir Acres estate in Portland as a “Cinderella” story. In 1942, the Oregonian ran the headline “Cinderella College – That’s Albany” lauding the new educational resources the college brought to Portland. Fifteen years later, this narrative still held sway; in 1957, the Portland Journal used the same metaphor to describe Lewis & Clark’s campaign to attract more students and raise academic standards.