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Mr. Stan Demes, Andrea, '66 and Paul, '68. UNDER CONSTRUCTION. December 29, 2020.


Mr. Demes was the longtime Head Librarian at Hughes Aircraft Ground Systems Group in Fullerton. I worked there several summers in college, on Mahogany Row, Building 600. My boss was Dennis Read, '62. I was just a peon and didn't interact with Mr, Demes much, but he was a kind, soft-spoken, warm gentleman I liked a lot.  I'm trying to find out about Mr. Demes, as well as Andrea and Paul. I believe Andrea married Kordion Lewandowski, '66. The only Andrea Demes I see on the Internet is an artist in Germany, and appears much younger than our Andrea. I don't think that's something she'd do anyway, but you never know. 

I did see an item about Mr. Demes in the Fullerton Observer. See below. I'll follow that and see what I can learn. I'd like to talk to Mr, Demes if possible and thank him for his courtesy.

 (Hmmm, didn't Paul go to the Northrop Institute of Technology in Inglewood, CA? Maybe I'm thinking of another Lancer.)

Hunt Branch Library Opens Exhibit of Early African Tools

Fullerton Observer, October 1, 1996

Cathy Dasney, Librarian for Fullerton’s Hunt Branch Library, has announced the selection of the Hunt Branch as an exhibit site for Stanley Demes collection of Early African tools. This museum-quality dis­ play is available for public viewing during regular library hours through October 7th.

Mr. Demes built his collection over a fifteen year period. How? Well, he worked out a reciprocal agreement with the chief archaeologist for the National Library in Rhodesia.

The archaeologist was a postage stamp buff with a collection that he wanted to see expanded. The two agreed to undertake their own exchange program. Mr. Demes sent plates off to his colleague who in turn sent artifacts to him. And so grew both the collections.

All students, particularly college and university level students of anthropology and archeology, will be interested in this superb exhibit. The community at large will find the collection truly awesome. Mr.

Demes has labeled the items by age in years rather than periods to make their ancientness more meaningful to the youngest children viewing them. There are three artifacts that date back


from one million to 800 thousand years...a crude hammer stone and two choppers.

The Hunt Branch Library, located at 201 S. Basque Ave. in Fullerton, is open from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday through Wednes­ day. On Thursdays the library is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Hunt Branch is closed Fridays, Saturdays, and Sun­ days.