In 2014, alumnus Tom Duncan ’65 and his wife Vickee initiated a project to preserve the history of CHS by establishing a display in one room of the Chaffey Memorial Library. The first step was to gather historic memorabilia that was scattered in storage areas all over campus – building basements, classroom closets and all kinds of other interesting out-of-the-way spaces. The next step was to catalog what had been gathered and decide what to put on display. Finally, display cabinets were built and other items set up to create a museum-like area in the library. Tom, Mike Harrison ’65 and Lynn Tegtmeier Valdez ’65 include the room during campus tours and CHS librarian Cindy Martinez Beck ’74 lets current students, faculty, staff and visitors into the room upon request.
Alumni have also contributed items, including George Chaffey’s christening cap; Ernie Payne’s classroom grade book; and a gold football. If you have items you would like to donate, please contact Tom Duncan at [email protected] or 909 518-0914. If you are local, Tom will pick up your donation.