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The reminiscences of Roger Hill, former headmaster for the Todd School for Boys in Woodstock Illinois.

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The Todd School for Boys (1848–1954) was an independent school located in Woodstock, Illinois founded by Reverend Richard Kimball Todd, a Presbyterian pastor. Under the guidance of Headmaster Noble Hill in the 1920s and Hill’s son Roger in the 1930s,…

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The Todd School for Boys (1848–1954) was an independent school located in Woodstock, Illinois founded by Reverend Richard Kimball Todd, a Presbyterian pastor. Under the guidance of Headmaster Noble Hill in the 1920s and Hill’s son Roger in the 1930s,…

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The Todd School for Boys (1848–1954) was an independent school located in Woodstock, Illinois founded by Reverend Richard Kimball Todd, a Presbyterian pastor. Under the guidance of Headmaster Noble Hill in the 1920s and Hill’s son Roger in the 1930s,…

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The Todd School curriculum included horseback riding. The stable in the background was built by Todd students in 1930, under the direction of instructor A.E. Johnson. Coach Roskie is the fourth person from the left in this photograph. A Todd…

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The Todd School for Boys (1848–1954) was an independent school located in Woodstock, Illinois founded by Reverend Richard Kimball Todd, a Presbyterian pastor. Under the guidance of Headmaster Noble Hill in the 1920s and Hill’s son Roger in the 1930s,…

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The Todd School for Boys (1848–1954) was an independent school located in Woodstock, Illinois founded by Reverend Richard Kimball Todd, a Presbyterian pastor. Under the guidance of Headmaster Noble Hill in the 1920s and Hill’s son Roger in the 1930s,…

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Circa 1930 - The Todd stagecoaches were built by students in the Todd School, under the instruction of A.E. Johnson in the ‘manual shop’ and were used in a western movie that the students filmed on campus.

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Music Director Carl Hendrickson joined the Todd School faculty in 1926 after an early career as a violin prodigy and vaudeville performer. A composer as well as violinist, Hendrickson was responsible for many of the arrangements performed by Todd…

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1932 - Todd School students in front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. during an educational tour to historical locations across the country. A sample tour itinerary would have included stops in Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New…

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Todd students tending the gardens. Agriculture and animal husbandry were included as part of the Todd curriculum. In addition to small vegetable gardens on the main campus, the school had a large tract of land for crops next to the school’s airport.…

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Christmas pageant being performed on the Todd School's Rogers Hall stage.

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Circa 1940s. Coach Roskie is on the far left.

Affectionately known as “Big Bertha,” the Todd School sleeper buses provided a complete traveling home/school, were used to take students to educational sites throughout North America and to…

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Todd students practicing archery; in the background is Rogers Hall and the toboggan slide.

The Todd School for Boys (1848–1954) was an independent school located in Woodstock, Illinois founded by Reverend Richard Kimball Todd, a Presbyterian…

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1947 Spring Trip - Gettysburg (Left to Right) John Geis, Marc Nerem, Gahan Wilson, Pete Burno, Coach Roskie, Mr. Allen Smith.

The Todd School for Boys (1848–1954) was an independent school located in Woodstock, Illinois founded by Reverend Richard…

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Written on back of photograph: Bob Whal, Backus, Clayton, Roskie, Stien, Putnam, StroplThe Todd School for Boys (1848–1954) was an independent school located in Woodstock, Illinois founded by Reverend Richard Kimball Todd, a Presbyterian pastor.…

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Noble Hill’s son Roger “Skipper” Hill joined the school faculty in 1921 and became headmaster when his father retired in 1928. Skipper believed in enriching student life and learning outside of the classroom. Skipper expanded the drama & music and…

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Reverend Todd founded the school that would come to be known as the Todd School for Boys in 1848. Reverend Todd, a graduate of Princeton, came from Vermont to be the first pastor of Woodstock’s Presbyterian Church. He was also the county…

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An integral part of the campus, Annetta Collins was in charge of Kitchen Services and was house mother to the younger students. Many of the photographs in the Woodstock Public Library's Todd School archives are from her personal collection.

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The Todd School for Boys (1848–1954) was an independent school located in Woodstock, Illinois founded by Reverend Richard Kimball Todd, a Presbyterian pastor. Under the guidance of Headmaster Noble Hill in the 1920s and Hill’s son Roger in the 1930s,…

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This building served as the home and classroom for Todd School’s Music Director Carl Hendrickson and his wife Helen ‘Nenette’. This building is one of the few Todd School buildings still standing, it is situated on Seminary Avenue, just past the…

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The Todd School for Boys (1848–1954) was an independent school located in Woodstock, Illinois founded by Reverend Richard Kimball Todd, a Presbyterian pastor. Under the guidance of Headmaster Noble Hill in the 1920s and Hill’s son Roger in the 1930s,…

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The Todd School for Boys (1848–1954) was an independent school located in Woodstock, Illinois founded by Reverend Richard Kimball Todd, a Presbyterian pastor. Under the guidance of Headmaster Noble Hill in the 1920s and Hill’s son Roger in the 1930s,…

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Music Director Carl Hendrickson joined the Todd School faculty in 1926 after an early career as a violin prodigy and vaudeville performer. A composer as well as violinist, Hendrickson was responsible for many of the arrangements performed by Todd…

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The Todd School for Boys (1848–1954) was an independent school located in Woodstock, Illinois founded by Reverend Richard Kimball Todd, a Presbyterian pastor. Under the guidance of Headmaster Noble Hill in the 1920s and Hill’s son Roger in the 1930s,…

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Anthony C. Roskie grew up in Rockford, Illinois and attended Rockford High School. After graduating from Lake Forest College outside of Chicago in 1929, he took a position as a coach and teacher at Todd School for Boys, eventually serving as its…

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Anthony C. Roskie grew up in Rockford, Illinois and attended Rockford High School. After graduating from Lake Forest College outside of Chicago in 1929, he took a position as a coach and teacher at Todd School for Boys, eventually serving as its…

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The Todd School for Boys (1848–1954) was an independent school located in Woodstock, Illinois founded by Reverend Richard Kimball Todd, a Presbyterian pastor. Under the guidance of Headmaster Noble Hill in the 1920s and Hill’s son Roger in the 1930s,…

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The Todd School for Boys (1848–1954) was an independent school located in Woodstock, Illinois founded by Reverend Richard Kimball Todd, a Presbyterian pastor. Under the guidance of Headmaster Noble Hill in the 1920s and Hill’s son Roger in the 1930s,…

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The Todd School curriculum included horseback riding. The stable in the background was built by Todd students in 1930, under the direction of instructor A.E. Johnson. Coach Roskie is the fourth person from the left in this photograph. A Todd…

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The Todd School Gymnasium building was built in 1894 and originally was used as a barn. Once renovated, the gymnasium included a 70-foot basketball court, bowling alley, gymnastics equipment and balcony seating. In addition to the indoor…

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Discovered in an album of photographs from the Diane Treese Collection donated to the Woodstock Public Library. The name on the photograph indicates that it is of Welles, but it is impossible to confirm. The photograph is with other ones from the…

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The Todd School Gymnasium building was built in 1894 and originally was used as a barn. Once renovated, the gymnasium included a 70-foot basketball court, bowling alley, gymnastics equipment and balcony seating. In addition to the indoor…

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The boy in the photograph bears a likeness to Orson Welles. There are no names on the photograph to confirm who the students are in the photograph.

The photograph is with other ones from the time period that Orson Welles attended Todd.

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The Todd School for Boys (1848–1954) was an independent school located in Woodstock, Illinois founded by Reverend Richard Kimball Todd, a Presbyterian pastor. Under the guidance of Headmaster Noble Hill in the 1920s and Hill’s son Roger in the 1930s,…

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The Todd School for Boys (1848–1954) was an independent school located in Woodstock, Illinois founded by Reverend Richard Kimball Todd, a Presbyterian pastor. Under the guidance of Headmaster Noble Hill in the 1920s and Hill’s son Roger in the 1930s,…

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When a boy enrolled at Todd School he became either a "Red" or a "White", and remained on that team for his entire time at Todd. These designations were used for all athletic events. There were 1, 2, 3 and sometimes up to six teams. These teams were…

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The Todd School for Boys (1848–1954) was an independent school located in Woodstock, Illinois founded by Reverend Richard Kimball Todd, a Presbyterian pastor. Under the guidance of Headmaster Noble Hill in the 1920s and Hill’s son Roger in the 1930s,…

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The Todd School for Boys (1848–1954) was an independent school located in Woodstock, Illinois founded by Reverend Richard Kimball Todd, a Presbyterian pastor. Under the guidance of Headmaster Noble Hill in the 1920s and Hill’s son Roger in the 1930s,…

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The boy on the right is possibly Orson Welles.

The famous actor and director, Orson Welles, is the best-known Todd School graduate. He started at Todd School in 1926 and graduated in 1931 at age 15. In the summer of 1934, he returned to produce…

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Orson Welles, seated with chin resting on hand, and fellow students posing for a publicity photograph used in Todd School promotions. Headmaster Roger ill is seated to the far right.

The famous actor and director, Orson Welles, is the best-known…

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A young Orson Welles acting on the Rogers Hall Stage at the Todd School for Boys. This photo was most likely taken in the mid to late 1920s,

The famous actor and director, Orson Welles, is the best-known Todd School graduate. He started at Todd…

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When the traveling theatre circuits disappeared in the early 20th century, the Woodstock Opera House became the site for the Chicago-area's first, however short-lived, summer stock theatre - The Todd Theatre Festival of 1934. The six-week summer…

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Graduation ceremonies in front of Todd School's Grace Hall.

Grace Hall
Built in 1920-1921, the brick building provided accommodations for twenty-four students and six faculty members. It also housed the school's sound studio, laboratory, and…

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1925 photograph of Todd School students running in the snow just outside of Rogers Hall.

The Todd School for Boys (1848–1954) was an independent school located in Woodstock, Illinois founded by Reverend Richard Kimball Todd, a Presbyterian pastor.…

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The Todd School for Boys (1848–1954) was an independent school located in Woodstock, Illinois founded by Reverend Richard Kimball Todd, a Presbyterian pastor. Under the guidance of Headmaster Noble Hill in the 1920s and Hill’s son Roger in the 1930s,…
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