Luring the Colonist: The Los Angeles Times Boosts Southern California, 1881-1962
CRAIG ST. CLAIR
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1991
The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is pleased to
welcome Craig G. St. Clair as the second speaker in
our "Southern California: The State of the State" series.
Mr. St. Clair is a third-generation native Californian
whose interests lie in historic preservation, the history
of Southern California, and U.S. business history. Mr.
St. Clair holds a B.A. in history from UC San Diego and
a master's degree in public historical studies from UC
Santa Barbara. After graduating, he worked in the
Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) Corporate Archives in Los
Angeles and in 1984 came to the Los Angeles Times as an
In January of this year, Mr. St. Clair was named
company historian for the Los Angeles Times. As historian, he manages the Los Angeles Times History Center, an
archive that contains the historic records of the Times
and its parent. The Times Mirror Company. Included in
the collection are the papers of former Los Angeles Times
publishers and executives, photographs, rare newspapers, and records which detail the history of the
newspaper from its beginning in 1881 to the present.
Mr. St. Clair has also managed several historical
projects for the Times including the restoration of the
Times building's 1934 Art Deco murals and various
exhibits on company history.
Mr. St. Clair has spoken on business archives management and U.S. business history for the Society of
California Archivists, UCLA Extension, KCET's Video-
log, and various other community groups. Please return
the enclosed reservation form if you wish to attend the
dinner. Mr. St. Clair's presentation is entitled "Luring
the Colonist: The Los Angeles Times Boosts Southern
California, 1881-1962." Dinner will begin at 6:00 and
remarks will commence at 7:00.
Public Figures and the Humanities: My Dante
STEVEN HALLGRIMSON '64
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1991
The Gould Center for Humanistic Studies welcomes
Steven L. Hallgrimson '64 to CMC to deliver the
third talk in this fall's "Public Figures and the Humanities" series. The program features public figures' discussion of the impact that enduring works in the
humanities have had on their own personal and
professional growth. Mr. Hallgrimson will speak on
what the works of Dante Alighieri have meant to him.
Following his graduation from CMC in 1964, Steven
Hallgrimson attended Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley, graduating in 1968. A partner in the San
Jose law firm of Hallgrimson, McNichols, McCann &
Inderbritzen, Mr. Hallgrimson is a major stockholder
and director of Celluphone, Inc., a Los Angeles-based
wholesaler of cellular telephone equipment and an
agent for Pacific Telephone. Hallgrimson and two law
partners also own and operate the hotel and recreational
facilities in Bear Valley, which includes 350 acres of
cross-country skiing, cattle operations, ice skating,
mountain biking, and other facilities attached to the
downhill ski resort.
Mr. Hallgrimson has taught at San Jose University for
a number of years in the Graduate School of Business.
He has also lectured extensively to continuing education
classes for both lawyers and CPAs in the real estate and
tax areas. He is currently participating in Stanford's
continuing education program in a class entitled "Humanism and the Renaissance."
6:00 dinner that precede Mr. Hallgrimson's 7:00 p.m.
address should complete the enclosed reservation form
and return it to the Athenaeum.
Dealing With Commitment
THERESA CRENSHAW P'94
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1991
The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is pleased to
welcome back Dr. Theresa Crenshaw for the second
speech in her dating series. If you attended her first
presentation, "Dating and Mating," you know not to
miss this follow-up, "Dealing With Commitment."
Dr. Crenshaw graduated from Stanford University
and the University of California at Irvine medical
school. She then continued her specialty training at the
Masters and Johnson Institute in St. Louis, Missouri.
She founded the Crenshaw Clinic, one of the largest sex
therapy clinics in the nation, in 1975. She was president
of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), as well as founder of
the AASECT AIDS Task Force. In July of 1987 President
Reagan appointed her to his presidential commission on
the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Dr. Crenshaw is president and founder of the Ehrenborg Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to
the prevention of HIV infection. She has worked at the
national and grassroots levels to educate the public
about AIDS. Often she works through the media to
reach the public, including appearances on the Phil
Donahue show and "Good Morning America," as well
as articles in the Saturday Evening Post. The two AIDS
Awareness Day programs she developed won Golden
Mike Awards and an International Gold Medal in New
York. Her most recent book, Bedside Manners: Your Guide
to Better Sex (1983), was a Book-of-the-Month-Club selection
and an international best-seller. Join us for another
enlightening evening by returning the enclosed reservation form. Dinner will begin at 6:00 and remarks will
commence at 7:00.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1991 3:15 p.m.
Soon you will be able to enjoy music with
afternoon tea. The Music Club is organizing
an informal program featuring several CMC
student musicians performing a variety of classical music selections.
The Musical Tea has become a tradition at the
Athenaeum, happening at least twice each
month. Childs Lounge provides a casual, friendly
environment for sharing special interests and
talent. Come, bring friends, and enjoy this
unique bit of campus life.
Southern California: Its International Aspects
BEE CANTERBURY LAVERY
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1991
The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is excited to
welcome Bee Canterbury Lavery. Mrs. Lavery,
presently the principal administrative coordinator on
the staff of Mayor Tom Bradley, supervises the mayor's
Office of Protocol, International Visitors, and Special
In this capacity, Mrs. Lavery serves as chief of
protocol working with the U.S. State Department, the
Executive branch of the Federal Government, and other
federal, state, and local agencies. She organizes visits to
Los Angeles for chiefs of state, heads of government,
ambassadors, foreign dignitaries, trade missions, and
Her assignments for the mayor culminate a career in
journalism (including newspaper and broadcast work),
advertising, and public relations. She formerly was with
the press department of NBC, fashion director of
Bullock's Department Store, advertising director of
Rose Marie Reid, a major sportswear apparel manufacturer, and an advertising executive with Compton
Born in Los Angeles, Mrs. Lavery is a third-generation
Californian. Reared in Whittier, she attended Whittier
Union High School. She graduated from the University
of Southern California School of Journalism with a
minor in political science. She is listed in Who's Who of
American Women and Foremost Women in Communication.
She has also received a long list of honors from
prominent organizations and foreign heads of state.
Join us for Mrs. Lavery's address entitled "Southern
California: Its International Aspects." Please use the
reservation form to sign up for the reception and dinner
prior to the 7:00 talk.
Desert Storm-Desert Peace: An Overview
MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1991
Last year the eyes of the world were glued to the
television screen as the cataclysmic events in the
Middle East unfolded-the invasion of Kuwait, Desert
Shield, and finally Desert Storm, culminating in the
West's attempt to establish a new world order. Now,
nearly a year later, the world is still waiting to see what
shape the new Middle East will take.
The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is proud to
present, in cooperation with the International Relations
Program and the Keck Center, the Desert Storm-
Desert Peace series to review what really happened last
year. Four world-class specialists will investigate how
the situation developed and what we can expect in the
future. The front page of U.S. newspapers has turned
its attention from this eternally war-torn region; this
series will give us a chance to catch up on the area's
Our series will open with William B. Quandt, senior
fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the
Brookings Institute. Before coming to Brookings in 1979,
Dr. Quandt served as a staff member on the National
Security Council. He is an expert on the Middle East,
American policy toward the Arab-Israeli conflict, and
Dr. Quandt received his B.A. in international relations
from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in political
science from MIT. His books include The United States
and Egypt: An Essay on Policy for the 1990's (1990), Saudi Arabia in
the 1980's: Foreign Policy, Security, and Oil (1981), and Decade of
Decisions: American Foreign Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli
Conflict, 1967-1976 (1977).
During 1987-88, he was president of the Middle East
Studies Association. Currently he is a member of the
Middle East Institute and the Council on Foreign
Please join us for the opening of this provocative
series. Return the enclosed reservation slip for the 5:30
reception, 6:00 dinner, and 7:00 talk. Questions will be
fielded, as always, after the talk.
The Image of the Scientist/Entrepreneur in Literature: A Comparison of Prometheus, Dr. Frankenstein's Monster, and Ibsen's Enemy of the People
FRED SMITH, JR.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1991
The Gould Center for Humanistic Studies welcomes
Fred L. Smith to CMC to participate in its "Public
Figures and the Humanities" program, a series of
informal talks on the influence masterworks of literature
have had on the personal and professional growth of
public figures. The full title of Mr. Smith's talk is "The
Image of the Scientist/Entrepreneur in Literature: A
Comparison of Prometheus, Dr. Frankenstein's
Monster, and Ibsen's Enemy of the People."
Fred Smith is the founder and president of the
Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a Washington
D.C.-based public interest group committed to advancing the principals of free enterprise and limited
government. One of CEI's major issue areas is environmental policy, and Smith has been recognized as
one of the leading proponents of free market environmentalism.
Mr. Smith's numerous articles on public policy issues
have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times,
Washington Post, and The National Review. Smith has
debated environmental issues on television programs
such as "This Week With David Brinkley," CNN's
"Crossfire," and "Good Morning America."
Before founding CEI, Mr. Smith was a senior policy
analyst at the Environmental Protection Agency, senior
research economist for the Association of American
Railroads, and director of government affairs for the
Council for a Competitive Economy. He received his
undergraduate degree from Tulane University and his
graduate training in economics and research at the
University of Pennsylvania.
All are welcome to join us for what will surely be an
engaging and inspiring talk. Mr. Smith's address begins
at 7:00 p.m., following a reception at 5:30 and dinner at
6:00. To make dinner reservations, fill out the enclosed
coupon, and return it to the Athenaeum.
Southern California: Invest Now or Pay Later
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1991
Kathleen Brown believes in planning for the financially secure future of California. Sworn in as state
treasurer on January 7, 1991, by her father, former
governor Pat Brown, she has already sponsored legislation to encourage savings bonds for college tuition. In
her position as chair of the Public Employees' Retirement System Investment Commission, she convinced
the commission to liquidate their junk bonds and
consider more secure investment alternatives.
Not only is Ms. Brown watching out for California's
future, but California is eying her future as well. Many
political analysts agree that she is likely to be a
contender for governor in either 1994 or 1998. On the
national scene. The Washington Post forsees her future as
such: "California will finally have a statewide Democratic official with the potential to be on the national
A California native, Kathleen Brown graduated from
Stanford University and went on to the Fordham
University School of Law. She has practiced corporate
law, specializing in public finance, in New York City
and Los Angeles. She served two terms on the Los
Angeles Board of Education, which oversees the second
largest school district in the United States. In the 1990
state elections, she was the only candidate to upset an
Please join the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum in
welcoming state treasurer Kathleen Brown for her
speech entitled "Southern California: Invest Now or
Pay Later." She will also be attending a Women's Forum
tea from 4:00 to 5:00. Dinner will begin at 6:00 and her
remarks will commence at 7:00.
The High Admiral Christopher Columbus
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1991
Gregory Monahan first created the character of
Christopher Columbus for a course in Latin
American history in the spring of 1988 and has since
brought the admiral to life several times. Most recently,
he has agreed to perform as Columbus for the "Heirs of
Columbus" Chautauqua program sponsored by the
Oregon and California Councils of the Humanities,
which will tour both states in the summer of 1992. Mr.
Monahan has immersed himself in the historical and
contemporary literature about the admiral and has even
travelled to Spain and Central America to enrich his
Mr. Monahan studied European history from 1971 to
1975 at the University of Iowa where he received his
bachelor's degree. He continued his historical studies
from 1975 through 1985 at the University of North
Carolina and West Virginia University, earning his
master's and doctorate. From 1982 to 1983, he was a
Fulbright Scholar in Paris. He is now associate professor
of history at Eastern Oregon State College in La Grande.
Mr. Monahan enclosed a letter to the Athenaeum
from Don Cristobal Colon regarding the intended topics
for his presentation. "I will discuss quite honestly, as
God hath commanded of all his servants, the challenges
and difficulties of my voyages, my efforts to bring God's
Word and the guidance of His Holy Church to the poor
savages whom I found living without grace in the
Indies, and my own errors as an inexperienced and
sometimes too trusting governor."
Don't miss this opportunity to dine with the man who
discovered the New World. Return the enclosed reservation slip if you wish to journey with us into the past.
Dinner will begin at 6:00 and the presentation will
follow at 7:00.
Desert Storm-Desert Peace: The Israeli View
MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1991
The second speaker in our "Desert Storm-Desert
Peace" series is Steven Spiegel, highly acclaimed
author and spokesperson on international politics,
foreign policy, and the Middle East.
Dr. Spiegel, professor of political science at UCLA, is
the author of The Other Arab-Israeli Conflict: Making
America's Middle East Policy, from Truman to Reagan (1985),
acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal as "a masterly and
incisive book." Nathan Glazer in the New Republic calls
Spiegel's research "awesome," arguing that the book
"overwhelms any other in its detail, its precision, and
Dr. Spiegel received his M.A. and Ph.D. in government from Harvard University. He has published in
many well-known magazines and journals, and he has
also authored and edited five volumes on international
relations. His foreign policy reader, At Issue: Politics in
the World Arena (1980), is the most popular of its kind used in
the United States. Dr. Spiegel has appeared on various
news programs with regard to the Middle East, including newscasts on CNN, CBS, and the BBC.
The Athenaeum joins the International Relations
Program and the Keck Center in sponsoring Dr.
Spiegel's address which begins at 7:00 preceded by a
5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner. Please return the
enclosed reservation form if you wish to attend.
The End of American Exceptionalism?
TUESDAY. OCTOBER 15, 1991
As the spirit of freedom sweeps across Eastern
Europe and the Soviet Union, democratic government seems about to become the rule rather than the
exception among world governments. But if that is so,
what is left of America's own exceptional mission to
embody the democratic cause? What does America have
left to contribute to the world?
These urgent questions will be addressed by Michael
Novak, one of the nation's most distinguished social
commentators, who is the first speaker in the Gould
Center and Salvatori Center's series on "The Common
Good: Unifying Elements in the American Experience."
Theologian, author, and former U.S. ambassador,
Michael Novak holds the George Frederick Jewett Chair
in Religion and Public Policy at the American Enterprise
Institute in Washington, D.C., where he also serves as
director of social and political studies. He has writter
more than twenty influential books, including The Rise
of the Unmeltable Ethnics (1972), The Joy of Sports: End Zones, Bases, Baskets, Balls, and the Consecration of the American Spirit (1976), The Spirit of
Democratic Capitalism (1991), Freedom With Justice: Catholic Social
Thought and Liberal Institutions (1984), and his latest work, This
Hemisphere of Liberty: A Philosophy of the Americas (1990). In 1986, he headed part of the U.S
delegation to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, a continuation of the Helsinki Accord
His lecture is offered in conjunction with the Gould
Center and Salvatori Center's seminar on "The Common Good," a course organized around the question of
what makes America's diverse races, religions, and
ethnic groups into one people.
Please join us for Michael Novak's talk at 7:00 p.m.,
and for the preceding reception at 5:30 and dinner
The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1991
As America prepares for the celebration of the 500th
anniversary of the discovery of the New World,
Kirkpatrick Sale asks us to reconsider the common
myths surrounding Christopher Columbus. In his most
recent book, The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher
Columbus and the Columbian Legacy (1991), Mr. Sale presents a
revised version of the storied seaman, describing him as
"unstable, rootless, avaricious, and deceptive."
According to Mr. Sale, Europe's "encounter" with
the New World is responsible for many of the political
and environmental problems of our time. The Indians
lived in peace and harmony with nature, while the
Europeans were more concerned with the domination
of the world around them. This focus on dominance,
over nature as well as over the Indians, eventually
spread throughout the world. Mr. Sale holds the
Europeans accountable for nations warring over land
and for the world-wide pollution of our air and water.
Please join us in welcoming Mr. Sale as part of the
Athenaeum's "499 Years Ago" series. Be prepared to
reevaluate your impressions of the "discovery" of the
New World. Return the enclosed reservation form if you
plan to attend. Dinner begins at 6:00 and the speech will
commence at 7:00.
Desert Storm-Desert Peace: The Arab View
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1991
During the Gulf Crisis, everyone turned to CNN to
find out what was happening, twenty-four hours a
day. Our next speaker has done commentary on CNN
for various Middle East events, as well as on "Voice of
America," CBS, and the "MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour."
Michael Hudson is a professor of international relations and government and the Seif Ghobash Professor
of Arab Studies at Georgetown University. He received
his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. He received a certificate in Arabic from Princeton
Dr. Hudson is incredibly active in the world of Middle
East academia and policy. He is a founding member of
the Middle East Studies Association of North America,
and served as president from 1986-87. He is also a
member or associate member of five other Middle East
or political science associations. He has served on the
editorial board for three major Middle East publications
and has published numerous books, including The Arab
Future: Critical Issues (1979) and The American Media and the
In addition to the Gulf Crisis, Dr. Hudson is an expert
on other turbulent situations in the Middle East, such as
the Arab-Israeli conflict and Lebanon.
Dr. Hudson has appeared before congressional committees on Middle East issues, and he will now be
appearing before the students of Claremont McKenna,
courtesy of the International Relations Program, the
Keck Center, and the Athenaeum. Please join us for an
informative discussion by returning the enclosed reservation slip. The reception begins at 5:30, followed by
dinner and the talk.
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony Preview
MICHAEL DEANE LAMKIN
KAREN MANFIELD '94
ADAM HILLER '93
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1991
This fall the great, majestic Ninth Symphony of
Beethoven will be presented for the first time under
the auspices of The Joint Music Program. Two of the
ensembles of the Colleges, the Claremont Chamber
Orchestra and the Concert Choir, are working this fall
toward the concert which will be presented in Bridges
Auditorium on November 8. Joining with the colleges'
musical groups will be singers from five different
community music organizations in Claremont and the
College Choir from Occidental College.
The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum will host the
conductor of this concert, Michael Deane Lamkin, as he
discusses this work of Beethoven in both its historical
and present-day context. Using recorded excerpts of the
Ninth Symphony and slides of Vienna, Lamkin will give
a concise presentation in preparation for the concert.
Besides Mr. Lamkin, who is professor of music and
has been with the colleges since 1977, there will be two
student speakers from Claremont McKenna College,
Karen Manfield '94, sophomore, and Adam Hiller '93, junior.
Both of the students will discuss their work as members
of the ensemble preparing for this concert.
Please join us in an enlightening presentation of
Ludwig van Beethoven in his historical and present-day
context. Please fill out the enclosed reservation form
and return it to the Athenaeum so that you may enjoy a
special Viennese dinner prior to the presentation.
The Madrigal Feast
A Special Notice to the CMC Community
The Madrigal dinner is back! The Ninth Annual Madrigal Feast will return to
the Athenaeum featuring the Concert Choir of the Claremont Colleges and the
medieval cuisine of the MMC Athenaeum.
There are three dates still open: Wednesday, December 4; Tuesday, December
10; and Wednesday, December 11. Due to the popularity of the Madrigal you
are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. Seating is on a first-come basis. The
CMC community-students, faculty, and staff-will get a preferential sign-up
period now through October 14. After that all other Claremont college
students may sign up.
Use the reservation coupon to sign up, and be sure to include your payment
and meal card number when turning in your reservation at the Athenaeum
office. If you wish to sit with a group, please turn in a list of all names and
meal card numbers with your payment. We have a limited number of tables
that can seat 8 or 10 people.
CMC students with meal card $10.00 per person
CMC students without meal card $13.00 per person
CMC faculty and staff (limit two tickets per person) $15.00 per person
Claremont Colleges students with meal card $12.00 per person
Claremont Colleges students without meal card $17.00 per person
Claremont Colleges faculty and staff (limit two tickets per person) $23.00 per person
Community persons $30.00 per person
Seating for each Madrigal Feast will begin at 6:00 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. and concluding
around 9:30 p.m. after the concert following the meal. All guests to the feast are expected to remain for the
Where you sit at the Madrigal is entirely dependent upon when your paid reservation is received. Get a group
of friends to sign up to sit together so that you may all have an unforgettable time at the Ninth Annual Madrigal
Feast at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.
From the Fellows
SCOTT PALMER '93
ELIZABETH PONTEFRACT '93
TYSON ROBERTS '92
Welcome to the 1991-92 year at the Marian Miner
Cook Athenaeum. We are the student fellows:
Scott Palmer, Elizabeth Pontefract, and Tyson Roberts.
The three of us are extremely excited about the
upcoming year. The speaker variety ranges from Christopher Columbus to Queen Ida's Cajun band and
covers areas from the Soviet Union to Southern California. It is an amazing prospect that we get to meet these
people and gain insight into their lives. We hope that all
students will take advantage of this opportunity. Our
focus this year is to facilitate student interaction with the
speakers and the faculty members who frequent the
From the outset, we want to stress that the Athenaeum is primarily for students. Our policy is to focus on
students' needs first. However, we need your help. As
some of you are already aware, there is a reception prior
to all dinners. This is a fantastic opportunity for
students to mingle with the speaker, faculty, administrators, and other students. If you are having any
problems getting a chance to talk with the speaker
during this time, please come up to any of us and we
will be more than happy to introduce you.
Another opportunity to meet the speaker on a more
informal basis is to sit at the head table. The conversations over dinner often provide an opportunity to
discuss the speaker's life, rather than the more formal
topic of the speech itself. You'd be amazed at some of
the anecdotes our guests have stored up. Sometimes,
speakers like to hear about life at CMC, so you can swap
college stories with them.
After the speeches we like to have about twenty to
thirty minutes of questions and answers. In the past,
many students seemed to be a bit tentative about raising
questions. We hope to see that change this year. If you
have time before or during dinner, try to think of
questions in advance. If you had the opportunity to chat
with the speaker at the reception or over dinner, after
the speech you could ask him or her to elaborate on
something you discussed.
In addition to the array of captivating speakers, the
Athenaeum offers the traditional Madrigal Feast in
December and the new Halloween Night of the
Macabre. For less formal gatherings, afternoon teas are
always a popular way to break up the afternoon. Also,
every Wednesday at noon there is an Open Forum
lunch where students and faculty gather to talk about
class, life, or current issues. The food is good and the
conversation is great, so think about dropping by.
All in all, we want you to feel as at home at the
Athenaeum as we have come to be over the last few
years. If you have any suggestions or concerns, or if you
would like to sit at the head table or even introduce a
speaker, call us or drop a note in our box in the
Athenaeum office. We look forward to meeting you
during the year.