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Haney, Richard Carlton / Campus cornerstones, University of Wisconsin--Whitewater : biographical sketches of the people for whom buildings & facilities are named
(1997)

[Biographical sketches of the people for whom buildings & facilities are named],   pp. 2-120


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Hamilton Center
en Library Dedicated 1995
Nearly every photograph of historic or
scenic Whitewater is in the massive
collection compiled by Fran M. Achen
(pronounced ACHE-in). He personally
snapped many of the photos of the last half
of the twentieth century with his own
camera, from vantage points ranging from
the top of telephone poles to more
conventional locations in airplanes and on
the ground. Achen served as the official UW-
Whitewater football team photographer for
eighteen years. His collection of historic
UW-Whitewater photographs covers the
entire history of the university from 1868 to
the present time.
Fran Achen grew up in Kenosha. After
graduating from high school, he spent two
years travelling throughout the United States
delivering cars for Nash Automobile
Company (later American Motors) of
Kenosha. Like many tourists, he took a
camera with him. Achen's travels sparked in
him a lifelong fascination for geography and
photography.


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