Special Collections and Lamar University Archive
Larry Jene Fisher was born on June 18, 1902 near Wichita Falls, Texas. Fisher was truly a Renaissance man as he was an aviator, musician, photographer, playwright and filmmaker. He played a key role in the first movement to preserve the Big Thicket as a national park by photographing Big Thicket flora and fauna.
Mildred Ella Didrikson was born on June 26, 1914 in Port Arthur, Texas. The United States Sports Academy's Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias Courage Award is given to "an individual who demonstrates courageous action in overcoming adversity to excel in sport." Nothing could better describe the life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias.Read More >>
Lamar's school newspapers, dating from 1933-2005, are now digitized and available here!