In Memory of Terry Connors

It is with great sorrow that we announce the loss of Terry Connors, University of Scranton photographer of nearly four decades. At once both an omnipresent and unobtrusive figure on campus and in the greater community, Terry documented almost every major activity and accomplishment of the University while serving under five different administrations. Not only did Terry fastidiously record history in conventional fashion but showcased a knack, undoubtedly aided by his geniality, for capturing candid moments. He also documented the many distinguished visitors to the region, including politicians, religious figures, actors, musicians, and many other celebrities, Nobel Prize winners, military officials and international dignitaries. In addition to work on campus, Terry provided services to such clients as the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, the Lackawanna Bar Association, Moses Taylor Hospital and the Diocese of Scranton. His photographs are therefore an invaluable asset not only to the University but the greater Scranton area, constituting a survey of its events and people dating back to 1976. He will be deeply missed. 

Donated in 2008, the Terry and Paula Connors Collection contains thousands of negatives, prints, and born digital photographs spanning much of his impactful career. Selected negatives and prints (1976-2005) can be viewed in Digital Collections.

University of Scranton President J. A. Panuska, S.J., on the roof of the newly constructed Weinberg Memorial Library (1992)


Loyola Hall on the University of Scranton campus (ca. 1978)
Two students walking up a hill by the Long Center after a snowfall, with the city of Scranton behind them (ca. late 1970s) 
Architectural model of the University of Scranton’s planned University Commons. From left to right, Ralph Mancuso, executive vice president, S. G. Mastriani Construction Corp., Rev. Bernard McIlhenney, Robert Ryder, John Flanagan, and Marilyn Coar (ca. 1979 or 1980)
Mother Teresa receiving an honorary degree from University of Scranton President Rev. Joseph A. Panuska. In the background is Marilyn Coar (August 16, 1987)
Students having a snowball fight outside of Alumni Memorial Hall after a snowfall (1994)