School History: The First 100 Years
Milestones in Calhoun History with a pictorial narrative of the first 100 years.
What Calhoun traditions have spanned the generations and the changes our school has seen? Here are just some of them; send us your suggestions!
Calhoun Circa 1984
Calhoun's approach to progressive education hasn't changed much since this video was first created, c. 1984, by award-winning documentary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles.
Wendy Wasserstein '67
Reflections of a Calhouner
Remember these great moments in Cougar history!
Elie Wiesel Poem
Beginnings by Elie Wiesel, 1975
Valedictory Speech, 1916
Eleanor Gottheil's valedictory speech and photo were among the graduation souvenirs saved in the scrapbook of classmate Margery Katz '16.
Anne Leeburger Gintell 1921
Video interview with Anne Leeburger Gintell '21--the oldest known Calhoun alumna; interviewed by two eighth graders in 1997, on the occasion of the school's centennial.
Else Mayer McKean 1932
Oral interview, recorded in 2015 by Else's son.
Valedictory Speech, 1948
The Valedictory Speech by Nancy Glaser Justin '48 is striking in how the themes she focuses on--citizenship, activism, and raising one's voice--resonate with the mission of Calhoun in the 21st century!
Barbara Lois Williams Fullard '66 Memoirs
"As an African American woman, my Calhoun experience was quite unique in many ways. Calhoun has become a manifesto for the life I have lead for over sixty years."
The Calhoun School Song
Written by Edith Mendel Stern, Class of 1918, this version of The Calhoun School song was produced and rerecorded for Calhoun's centennial celebration by Peter Millrose '84, with Nancy Magarill on vocals.