Santa Clara Snapshot 1975

A look at now-40-year-old scenes from Santa Clara.

Santa Clara Snapshot 1975
Raise the roof: With major fan support (and 11 of the big, bladed variety providing the air pressure) the Toso Pavilion bubble dome rises. Photo from The Redwood

1 new home for the SCU Alumni Association in what was built as an infirmary and is now the magnificent Donohoe Alumni House.

7 students out of 18 go the distance for a 48-hour dance marathon in Seifert Gym to raise money for muscular dystrophy.

21-year-old Russell J. “Rusty” Hammer ’75, an SCU senior, elected mayor of Campbell, making him the youngest mayor in California.

$125 or best offer for a 7-foot-long boa constrictor with cage offered in a classified ad in The Santa Clara. “House broken and great to snuggle up with. Call Larry.”

575 seats in the new Louis B. Mayer Theatre, dedicated by actress Helen Hayes, the first lady of American theatre, who declares that of all the theatres she’s visited, “This is my favorite.”

60,000 square feet of Teflon-coated fiberglass are raised aloft in February to form the roof of the new Toso Pavilion—together with the Leavey Center forming the first modern on-campus home for Bronco sports teams.

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