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Students debate Cadets from West Point c. 1956

As a result of Director Ernest Mundt’s efforts to significantly expand the humanities curriculum, the CSFA successfully received accreditation from the Western College Association and began to offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. With this turn towards the humanities comes an expanded faculty and additional extracurriculars, including, in 1956 and 1958, a set of CSFA-hosted debates against cadets from West Point on the topics of “Our Intent in Western European Security: Is it the Preservation of Peace or Democracy?” and “Our Foreign Policy in the Middle East.” Both debates were won by the CSFA Students.

CSFA/West Point Debate

With permission, SFAA is re-posting the emails Jeff Gunderson Librarian/Archivist Anne Bremer Memorial Library has been sending out since March 2020. Please enjoy this magnificent archive.


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