Speaking of Lotspeich. . .

By Lauren Fink

Seven Hills School LogoA new, 11-box installment has been added to the Seven Hills School collection which is housed at the Archives and Rare Books Library.

In 2002, the library processed a collection of archival materials belonging to the Seven Hills School. This collection contains photographs, yearbooks, and other memorabilia documenting the school’s history and evolution from 1908-1999 and can be viewed by visiting the following link http://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/archives/inventories/seven_hills.pdf. The new accession of materials is a continuation of the 2002 collection. However, it spans the years 1953-2011 and pertains mainly to the Lotspeich School.

Print materials – self-studies of the Seven Hills School, mailings, newsletters, class lists, directories, and annual reports – are included, as are photographic materials. Professional school pictures, principals’ albums, yearbooks (right), faculty photos, and candids all document the myriad of people and happenings at the Lotspeich School throughout the years. Events like Halloween, “Shearing ‘Lot Sheep’ at Lotspeich, and May Fete, are certainly of interest and nostalgia to alumni of the Lotspeich School.

For those curious about the history of Lotspeich, this collection contains two “Old Lotspeich wool bags that students used to keep warm.” Additionally, among albums spanning the 1970s-2000s, the July Fire at Lotspeich School6th, 1987 fire is documented photographically (as seen on left). Further, a framed photograph from December, 1988, depicts the Lotspeich School and its members with a caption of “Ready to Move.”

To learn more about the contents of this new accession, or any of the Seven Hills School Records, view them by visiting the Archives and Rare Books Library located on the 8th floor of the Carl Blegen Library. To schedule an appointment, call (513) 556-1959 or e-mail archives@mail.uc.edu.

To explore the new finding aid, follow this link http://rave.ohiolink.edu/archives/ead/OhCiUAR0302.

To browse the Archives and Rare Books Library’s other holding visit www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/index.html.