Rudy A. Bigda


Bryant moved from downtown Providence (Fountain Street at Union) to the East side of Providence in September 1935 thus Rudy's references to the "old" and "new" Bryant.


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Washington, D.C.

July 27, 1942

Bryant Service Club
Bryant College
Providence, Rhode Island

Future alumni:

It was certainly with a feeling of guilt that I opened your thoughtful and generous gift. For, as you know, I have been very lax in keeping you informed as to my occupation and whereabouts for the last few years, although I have received, and read with avid interest, every single item in our Bryant News. It seems that I had a feeling, which was dispelled today, that we of the old Bryant werenot [sic] as integral a part of your organization, as the present students and graduates of the new Bryant.

Words fail to express my appreciation of the good-fellowship evidenced by the present classes, and evidently they are just as good a “gang” as the one that graduated in ’35.

I surely hope that they all fully appreciate the excellent facilities and opportunities afforded them at the new Bryant, which I was privileged to visit, as much as we of ’35 appreciated the old Bryant.

Thanks again and best wishes to the faculty and students of “our” Bryant College.


R.A. Bigda [handwritten signature]
Sgt. R. A. Bigda
Commissary Acctg. Dept. [Transcription ends]