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Michael Opell collection

Identifier: SC-059

Scope and Contents

This collection contains college records of Michael Opell, Hobart College Class of 1959, including admissions and commencement records, athletic memorabilia, and programs and publications.

Also of note are several syllabi and other related materials to the Western Civilization academic program required while Michael was a student at the Colleges.


  • Creation: 1955-1960

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical Note

Michael Lewis Opell was born on October 11, 1937, in New York City. He was a member of the Hobart College Class of 1959. As a student, he held two positions on the Herald staff: Assistant News Editor and Copy Editor. He also participated in WEOS, the Colleges radio station.

Opell was also a talented athlete for the Statesmen, lettering in both soccer and lacrosse.

Michael married Ellen Frances Levine, a 1960 graduate of William Smith College.


1.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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This collection contains college records of Michael Opell, Hobart College Class of 1959.


This collection is arranged in the following series:

  1. General and athletic materials
  2. Western Civilization academic program

Physical Location

Box 1: Archives Storage / Range 22A / Section 6;

Box 2: Archives Office / Section 7


Michael Opell made multiple donations to Archives & Special collections beginning in 2010.

Michael Opell collection: A Finding Aid
Tricia McEldowney, Archivist
November 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Archives and Special Collections Repository

Warren Hunting Smith Library
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva New York 14456 U.S.A. US (United States)