A note from the editor If you are among
the people whose names got lost during production of the 1972-73
Spotlite, my apologies.
The Spotlite was produced with offeset printing technology -- before
computerized desktop publishing. It was created from thousands of
little pieces of paper 'typeset' with a typesetting machine similar to
an IBM Selectric typewriter, fastened together with that 1970s
standard, hot 'layout' wax.
had a team of wonderful volunteers who worked long hours during the
fall and early winter of 1972. We did our best to keep the layout
properly aligned with 'light tables': shining lights through the back of the sheets of
paper -- 'camera-ready copy' -- we were creating to take to Kenny
Theis, our first-rate printer
Valley Printing. Simeon Ngiratregd printed most of the
photos, using a 5x7 enlarger to print several strips of negatives at
the same time, Debbie Gump transcribed my notes and typed thousands of
names, Joan Henderson is a true friend who worked through uncounted
'all-nighters' (our office space was Macalester College
Information Services by day), and Linda Bergsnev, Mary Ellen Shaw,
Ruth Satterlee, Karen Godshall, Denise Adamson, Ann Torgersen, Julie
Hiebert, Tonia Papke, and a lot of other folks put a whole lot of work
making the 1972-73 Spotlite a reality. The custodians in 'Old
Main,' Louis Kavaloski and Jim Purvis, shared their coffee with us.
We used layout wax to
fasten people's names and identifying information to the photos,
through the production process. That was my idea - and it worked almostwell enough....
As a belated amends, if
you're among the people whose names I misplaced, all those years ago,
I'd be glad to make corrections here - and to add whatever comments you