On the back of the photograph: "Freshman Quadrangle / 'Ground broken Aug. 17, 1938, for Eighth Dormitory, first of two new dormitories to be constructed between Seventh and Frank Thompson Gymnasium. Looking over plans are, left to right, Ross M. Shumaker, of the architectural engineering department, Col. J.W. Harrelson, administrative dean, and S.E. West, of the Statesville contracting firm of Ervin-West. CAU" In N&O Aug 18, 1938, back page"