Founders Day 2018


Dr. Elinore Barber

1969-1984 Professor of Music History and Literature

1969-1998 Director of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute

Elinore Barber came to Baldwin Wallace in 1969 from Hastings College in Nebraska, following graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan as well as private study with the Bach scholar and eminent physician Albert Schweitzer in Europe. An accomplished keyboardist, teacher, and scholar, Dr. Barber was called to BW to become the founding director of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute, building upon the Bach Library begun by Dr. Albert Riemenschneider. As editor of the journal BACH, she spread BW’s reputation for serious Bach scholarship by expanding the journal’s international membership base and welcoming visiting scholars to campus. Her dedicated stewardship of the Institute’s rare Bach holdings and diligent acquisition of other important collections from 1969 to 1998 established the foundation for a dynamic Riemenschneider Bach Institute of the 21st century.




John T. “Jack” Amy

1968-1969 Registrar

1969-1979 Director of Admission and Registrar

1979-1990 Assistant Vice President, Dean of Admission and Records

John T. “Jack” Amy served Baldwin Wallace in several roles from 1968 to 1990, culminating in his position as assistant vice president and dean. He met the challenges of a growth era at BW with an innovative spirit, involving faculty members and alumni in the recruiting process, easing the transfer process, fostering transparency in estimating financial aid, and embracing technological advances in student records. By adopting the singular name “Office of Admission,” Jack demonstrated his commitment to counseling students one at a time in their college search and on campus experience. A leader among his peers, he was honored in 1990 with a lifetime achievement award from the Ohio Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers.






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