February 1, 2019
Historic Preservation students recently began helping Ursuline librarians sort a substantial collection of preservation books donated to the college by the family of former adjunct faculty member Theodore "Ted" Sande.
“This is fun,” exclaimed Jamie Miles (pictured, at right) as she and Sunni Wong explored the incoming Theodore Sande Preservation Book Collection in the archives of Ursuline’s Ralph M. Besse Library. Sande, who died in August, taught Preservation Planning and Adaptive ReUse at Ursuline for 10 years.
The collection he assembled includes approximately 50 linear feet of materials focusing on preservation locally and nationally. It was donated by his family in memory of Sande, an architect and avid and revered preservation scholar. He was best known locally for his long career at Western Reserve Historical Society and advisory service to Cleveland Restoration Society and Stan Hywet Hall, as well as his adjunct teaching in Ursuline’s Historic Preservation program.
“We are very grateful to Dr. Sande and his family for this extension of his life’s work,” said Bari Oyler Stith, PhD, director of Historic Preservation at the College. “Dr. Sande’s incredible legacy of preservation and contribution to community lives on in many ways, most notably for us in the Ursuline Historic Preservation students that he taught and mentored. His book collection allows us to expand his inspiration and influence to include students who will join our program and profession long after his passing.”
In March 2017, Sande participated in an enlightening public panel discussion on Ursuline’s architecture that featured Peter van Dijk, who designed the campus layout and its original buildings, and Jack Bialosky Jr., who designed more recent structures on campus.