“Place and Purpose: Kenyon at 200” celebrates the College's beautiful campus, extraordinary history and powerful sense of belonging. Magnificently illustrated with photographs and archival material, the book includes major chapters by eminent architecture critic (and former Kenyon trustee) Paul Goldberger, longtime College historian Tom Stamp ’73, and Professor of English Adele Davidson ’75. Emeritus sociology professor Howard Sacks and Judith Rose Sacks widen the book’s scope by exploring the College’s ties to its rural surroundings. Adding to the visual richness is a portfolio of Knox County photographs by professor of art emeritus Gregory Spaid ’68.
This book of more than 300 pages is also a colorful tapestry of voices and images. Dozens of alumni and professors have contributed vivid personal stories and moving reflections — evoking the distinctive character of the Kenyon experience, the diversity of Kenyon lives, and the ways that experience and landscape are intertwined. Additionally, a section called “My Kenyon” features memories submitted by many other alumni, as well as photos and artifacts.
Purchasing the Book
“Place and Purpose: Kenyon at 200” will be available for purchase in the spring of 2024. Pre-order now through the Kenyon College Bookstore.