June 25, 1991 |
R. Stanton Avery had so little money that he lived in a rented chicken coop while working his way through Pomona College as a clerk at the Midnight Mission. Sunday evening, he was lauded for his lifetime achievements. Seventy friends joined for a surprise dinner in the dining room of the Huntington's Art Gallery in honor of Avery's retirement from the board of trustees of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens after 22 years of service, 19 as chairman.
January 17, 1985
Ruben F. Mettler, chairman and chief executive of TRW Inc., has been named chairman of the board of trustees of Caltech. He succeeds retiring R. Stanton Avery, founder chairman of Avery International, who has headed the Caltech board since 1974.
January 4, 1985
Rubin F. Mettler, chairman and chief executive officer of TRW Inc., is the newly elected chairman of the board of trustees of Caltech. He succeeds R. Stanton Avery, founder chairman of Avery International, who has headed the Caltech board since 1974. Mettler, who has bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Caltech, was one of the first to receive Caltech's Distinguished Alumni Award. He has served as a trustee since 1969.
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June 6, 1997
Ernestine Avery, 83, a patron of the arts and a strong supporter of the Pasadena Public Library. She was the wife of R. Stanton Avery, founder and chairman emeritus of the Avery Dennison Corp. in Pasadena. During their 32-year marriage, the couple appeared at black-tie balls and fund-raisers throughout the city. They were especially ardent backers of the Huntington Library, the Music Center and Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles.
January 27, 1987 |
Robert Middlekauff resigned from the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens after four years as its director. Effective Jan. 1, 1988, he will become a professor of history at UC Berkeley, where he previously spent 21 years as a professor and administrator. R.
June 7, 1992
Randy H. Silverman, preservation librarian at Brigham Young University, has been appointed chief preservation officer at the Huntington Library in San Marino. Silverman graduated from Evergreen State College in Washington and received his master's degree in library science from Brigham Young. The Huntington houses one of the largest research libraries in the country in the field of Anglo-American civilization, with about 3 million rare books, manuscripts, maps and prints available to scholars.