Dr. Samuel Van Pelt, Class of 1875, was the oldest living alumni at the time of this recording. He received a BA, MA, and DD from IWU and was a Professor of English and Oratory (1877-80) as well as the Librarian (1877-79); he was also an active member of the Methodist Church. He died in 1953, but a scholarship established in his memory exists today.
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Van Pelt 1875, Samuel and Waters '37, Edward K., "Samuel Van Pelt" (1949). All oral histories. 13.