A photomontage of the carillon installation in 1973, and the recipe for Mel Sauce
Author: Melissa Mead
carillon bells

The Ask the Archivist column in the Spring-Summer 2022 issue of Rochester Review answered question about the history of the Squealy Gobbler sandwich, and what happened to the original bells of the Hopeman Chime after they were replaced in 1973 by the Hopeman Carillon. You can read the article here.

The Summer issue of Buzz magazine featured a menu of a Yellowjacket Burger, complete with the Recipe for Mel Sauce in a summertime article. Summer carillon concerts have traditionally been accompanied by picnics on the Eastman Quadrangle, and two Carillon Cookbooks have been issued. These can be consulted in Special Collections, but two earlier University-issued cookbooks--A Faculty for Cooking and Just What the Doctor Ordered are available online. Bon appetit!

The installation of the 50-bell carillon was documented by University photographers, and selection of images showing the preparation of the bell and then raising it into the tower are show below. Click on any image to begin the slide show.