Including the war years, it had taken Moreland twelve years to shape his own administration,
to expand the financial base of the college, and to begin to build what amounted
to a new physical plant. If one eliminates from the chronology the period of the
war, this administration achievement is condensed into six years-1945-51. The episode
is equal in activity and perhaps in achievement to earlier formative periods in
the history of the college: 1825-32 and 1865-68. The period from the time of the
Korean War (when Blackwell, Fox, and Smithey halls were built) to the eve of the
Vietnamese conflict and Moreland's retirement in 1967 produced the mature college.
With some overlapping, the period from 1945 through the early 1950s witnessed also
another break with the past: the disestablishment of the Randolph-Macon System.
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Reprinted from Professor James Scanlon's Randolph-Macon College: A Southern History