1929 Silver Spruce yearbook
Who was Robert Duling?
Robert Duling's scrapbook was loaned to the archive by C.J. Arnaudo, a relative of Mr. Duling's. She
informed us that Mr. Duling had been a photographer for
the Colorado Agricultural College's (now CSU) student yearbook Silver Spruce while he was in college and
that he had also taken many photographs of Fort Collins. Ms. Arnaudo allowed the Archive
to scan the scrapbook for our collection.
Robert Duling hailed from Trinidad and
Agricultural College (C.A.C.) from 1926-1928. He is listed as a
freshman in the 1927 Silver Spruce, a sophomore
in the 1928 Silver Spruce, and as a junior in
the 1929 Silver Spruce. He was a member of the
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and, in 1929, was an
Editorial "Men's Associate" on the Silver
Spruce's yearbook staff. (Several of the photos in
this collection may also be found in the 1929 Silver
Duling was active in C.A.C.'s
Tumbling and Gymnastics teams in 1927-28, and seems to
have been involved in the Aggie Hikers Club as well. An
actor, Duling was a member of the Dramatic Club, and went
on the 1928 Dramatic Club Spring Tour in April. The Tour
visited ten towns (including Salida) with a repertoire
of: "Polly with a Past", "The
Tempest" and "a matinee program of vaudeville
variety". In "Polly with a Past" Duling's
"Harry" was noted as one of "the
outstanding characterizations of the play".
By Duling's junior photograph in the 1929 yearbook is
- "Here's a health to the actor,
- the man who here lives,
- A hundred odd lives while most
- others live one."