The photographs of Edward P. Stach, Class of 1936, highlight the student experience of attending Fitchburg State Teachers College in the 1930s. While working as a photographer for the student yearbook and newspaper, Mr. Stach captured images of campus that include rare views into residential life, interaction with faculty and construction on campus. Of particular note are the only known photographs of the interior of Palmer Hall (now demolished) and the Saxifage ceremony.
Edward P. Stach (1914-2000) graduated from Fitchburg State Teachers College in 1936 with a degree in Technical Education. He later received a degree in Education Administration from Columbia University and taught and served as assistant principal in the Bridgeport Connecticut school system for 48 years.
Processing and digitization of the Edward Stach Photographs was completed by volunteer archivist, Nichole Shea, under the supervision of Special Collections Librarian, Kate Wells, in January 2013.