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more than sixteen hundred pages of his three-volume history. And
it is an indispensable work, crowded with facts and insights that all
Wake Foresters continue to rely on whenever they explore the Col-
lege’s origins and development.2 (I hope that I will be forgiven if I
point out, with some satisfaction, that my own name appears in a
Paschal footnote: as the editor of the 1943 Howler.)
In the early 1970’s, President Scales asked Bynum G. Shaw to
continue Paschal’s History by writing a fourth volume which would
cover the last seven years of the administration of Thurman Kitchin
(1943–1950) and the seventeen years in which Harold Tribble was
president (1950–1967). The move of the College to Winston-Salem
would, of course, be the centerpiece of such a volume.
Scales could not have selected a better person than Shaw, who
said of himself that “at first sight” he had fallen in love with Wake
Forest. He had been an English major on the old campus, had grad-
uated in 1948, had been an accomplished newspaperman, writing
with particular distinction for the Baltimore Sun, and in 1965 had
succeeded his mentor Edgar E. Folk as “Lecturer in” (later “Profes-
sor of”) Journalism at Wake Forest. He was also the author of three
2
Paschal’s History
is out of print, but,
thanks to Professor
of History J. Edwin
Hendricks, it is on
a CD digitized and
copyrighted in 2003
and made available
at Wake Forest
University Stores.
The CD also con-
tains Volume IV of
the History, written
by Bynum G. Shaw.
Professor Hendricks
supplies an intro-
duction.
The Calvin Jones House: The Wake Forest College Birthplace
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