This collection consists of two scrapbooks donated by former Eastern student and faculty member George W. Lotzenhiser. The scrapbooks consists primarily of clippings, photographs, and other ephemera from Lotzenhiser's student years at Eastern Washington College of Education (now Eastern Washington University), in Cheney, Washington. The collection of documents listed below consist of multipage documents enclosed in the scrapbooks.
The scrapbooks are part of the George W. Lotzenhiser Papers (SPC 980-0126) which also includes yearbooks, memorabilia, and documents from Lotzenhiser's years as a faculty member and administrator at Eastern.Biography of George Lotzenhiser
George W. Lotzenhiser was born in Spokane, Washington in 1923, where he graduated from North Central High School in 1941. From 1941-1947, he attended Eastern Washington College of Education where he majored in music and played trombone. His college education was interrupted due to his service during World War II from 1942-1945. While serving at the Naval Reserve Air Base in Pasco, Washington, Lotzenhiser met his wife Kathryn (known as B.K.).
Lotzenhiser returned to Eastern in 1960 after earning his PhD in Music from the University of Oregon and serving on the faculty of the University of Arizona. Lotzenhiser helped establish the School of Fine Arts at Eastern and served as the Dean of the School from 1974 until his retirement in 1983. Lotzenhiser also attained the rank of Rear Admiral as a member of the Naval Reserves in 1977.