This feature was published in the 2022 Owl & Spade Magazine
The Owl & Spade originated nearly 100 years ago at the Asheville Farm School, the precursor to Warren Wilson College. As the College has evolved, so has the Owl & Spade. A recent donation gives a glimpse into how our College magazine looked decades ago.
NJ Freeman Davis, the daughter of the late Dorothy “Dot” Smathers Freeman ’50 and Norman “Jack” Freeman ’49, honored her parents by gifting their collection of historical Owl & Spade publications to the College Archives earlier this year.
The Freemans’ magazines are dated between 1948 and 1960, when the Owl & Spade was published quarterly. They are time capsules, preserving our history at specific moments. Our editorial team was delighted to review these magazines and to share these images with our wider community
View additional images from historical Owl & Spade copies at this link.