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Al Gross Exhibit Opening at Virginia Tech

May 6, 2002

Ethel Gross and Clayton McGhee

Special Collections Reading Room: Ethel Gross, widow of Al Gross, hears about the organization and preservation of her husbands papers from Clayton McGahee. Graphic images from collection available.

Ethel Gross, seated, in the Special Collections Reading Room

Special Collections Reading Room: (left to right) Ethel Gross, Brenda Rappaport, Gail McMillan.

Dean Eileen Hitchingham addresses the audience

University Libraries' Dean Eileen Hitchingham presents opening remarks at the unveiling of the Al Gross permanent exhibit in Torgersen Hall.


Engaged, the audience reflects on the Dean's remarks.

Ted Rappaport addresses the audience

Dr. Theodore S. Rappaport, James S. Tucker Professor of Engineering at Virginia Tech, speaks as a friend of both Mr. and Mrs. Al Gross and as an expert in the field of wireless communications.

Ethel and Ted remove the curtain from the Al Gross exhibit.

Ethel Gross and Dr. Rappaport unveil the permanent exhibit in Torgersen Hall.

Mrs. Ethel Gross speaks at the opening ceremony honoring her husband's many contributions.

Tom Butterfield, designer and builder of the exhibit, gave remarks.

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