Huntsman Alumni Magazine

Spring 2013

Historical Beginnings

Historical Beginnings

The oldest continuously operating business school west of the Mississippi had humble origins. Old Main was home to the business school for several decades, starting with a small space for the Commercial Department in 1889.

  1. Old Main, Experiment Station, President's Residence, from the early 1900s
  2. Dr. Vernon Israelsen's typing class in the 1950s
  3. Business students admiring a new gizmo, 1950s
  4. School of Commerce Agathon display, 1955
  5. Business faculty discussing the ever-important trends in real estate, February 1959
  6. First student body and faculty photo, April 1891
  7. Students working in the College Bank, a mock bank at the School of Commerce, located on the third floor of Old Main, early 1900s

Historical Beginnings