This program took place on Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Join Carleton College Archivist Eric Hillemann for a discussion of his new book A Beacon So Bright: The Life of Laurence McKinley Gould. Chronicling the namesake of Carleton College’s library, long-time geology professor, and fourth President, A Beacon So Bright illuminates the extraordinary life of world-famous polar explorer Larry Gould, who dedicated much of his life to promoting higher education, and helped shape Carleton College into a “beacon so bright” for generations of students.
About the Speaker
Eric Hillemann has been the Carleton College Archivist in Northfield, Minnesota since 1990. He received his masters degrees from the University of Wisconsin where he studied American History and Library and Information Science. From 1990-2010, Hillemann also coached the Carleton College Academic Quiz Bowl team which captured two national championships under his tutelage. His first book, “A Beacon So Bright: The Life of Laurence McKinley Gould” was published in 2012.