Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

In addition to bestselling author Jessamyn West, who made an appearance at the new library dedication, notable visitors to the campus during this period included famed cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901-1978), author of Coming of Age in Samoa (1928). Mead gave a thought-provoking talk at a Marriage Conference sponsored by Associated Women Students in March1959. Because of the many married students who returned to the campus, as well as the wartime trend toward youthful marriage, the Associated Women Students instituted an annual Marriage Conference that was well received. Mead later spoke at Plummer Auditorium on “The Emerging American Character” at a Fullerton Public Forum. Other notable figures to make appearances on campus during this period included jazz great Dave Brubeck, bandleader Les Brown, Nobel prize-winning physicist Robert A. Millikan, and Olympic gold medal winner Robert E. (Bob) Richards, the first athlete to appear on the front of a Wheaties cereal box,
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