Here and There at Tufts

Doane, Lewis


The Crane Theological School


The Crane Theological School has its home in Miner and Paige Halls, on the southern slope of the Hill.

As one enters Miner, on the right are two class rooms, on the left is the theological library where pious " Theologues" spend many hours pondering over the eschatology of Theodore of Mopsuestia, as the probable origin of the "P. J. and E." narratives in the Hexateuch. Next to the library is the Maria Miner Reception Room. Here may be seen one of the valuable relics of the church-the table on which John Murray, the apostle of Universalism in America, wrote his sermons one hundred years ago.

On the second floor of Miner, on the left, is the Dean's room. This is a shrine to which all underclassmen aspire and to which graduates turn back in loving memory. On the other side of the corridor is another class room. The remaining room is used as a chapel.

Paige Hall is the theological dormitory with its narrow cells; the coming priests attired in their Roman cowls (or, to use the modern term, bath robes), spend their days of preparation in cloistered seclusion and separation from the world. It may be well to add that this simple life is not always followed. Sometimes there is a " concert " on the second floor- music, singing, dancing; then a game of hockey; and, of course, a midnight spread. Occasionally a dignified fifth year man is disturbed by such worldliness and calls us " East Hall comedians "; but this only adds zest to our pleasure. In truth the life in Paige Hall is full of good cheer and fraternal interest, for the true Tufts spirit prevails.

H. C. G.

  • Here and There at Tufts, was published by the class of 1909 as an early form of a yearbook. The text includes photographs and histories of academic buildings, dormitories, former deans and presidents, classrooms, fraternities, athletic teams, and student organizations.
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