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Vol. IV No. 17   ·   15 December 2000   

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Harrison S. Fisk (CAS'32, COM'51), former teaching fellow at COM, died on December 8. He was 90.

Born in Winthrop, Mass., Fisk graduated from Quincy High School and Boston University. He became a New Hampshire-based photojournalist, and his work appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the New Hampshire Sunday News, and other publications.

Fisk entered the Army Signal Corps during World War II, where he served as photographic and film distribution officer in the Pentagon and the Signal Corps Photographic Center. He attained the rank of captain.

In 1950, Fisk returned to Boston University as a teaching fellow at COM, earned a master's degree, taught still and movie photography, and conducted a weekly radio program entitled Footnotes to the Film. He left BU to become a photographic specialist at the home office of Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, N.Y. He also taught motion picture history at Rochester Institute of Technology and at Massachusetts State College at Bridgewater.

He leaves his wife, two daughters, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Merrimack St., Manchester, N.H.


15 December 2000
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