Dirty Dan McCue
Mike Donaghy Michael Burns Charlotte Von Bezold Jane Barnett Ceildh Cathy Johnson
Dan Kelley Ed Apt Derek Heinzerling Alan Reed
Coronation of King James I of Rochdale, April 4, 1969
Elizabeth Stewart Margaret Reid (guitar) December 5, 1968
Donald Fergusson (Fergie) Craps
Bob Naismith Pierre Berton
Kevin O'Leary or Brian Lumley
Mike Randell Jay Boldizsar (protester Emma Kauffman)
Walter Dmytrenko Cindy Lei Syd Stern Jay Boldizsar Rosie (Robert W. Rowbotham)
John Bradford Jack Jones Wilfrid Pelletier Paul Evitts
Outside Nature's Way Health Food Store (front patio)
Rochdale College Library
Police officers Walter Dmytrenko (Main Lobby)
Last meeting Rochdale Roof May 1975
"Rochdale College" is a partially completed book about the notorious neo-hippie subculture in Rochdale College located in Toronto. It was the last bastion of the 1960's hippie movement which died in 1970, although Rochdale stumbled on as a hippie drug store until 1975. The entries here are left-overs from the research of two of my other books, and they must be rewritten as chapters. Currently they are written as internet entries, sometimes deliberately meant to shock, outrage and amuse. There is some profanity occasionally, and this will be dealt with during the rewrite. That does not necessarily mean there will be less shocking content and profanity, but it will be much more effective. No attempt will be made to make the book conventional, bourgeois and polite, because Rochdale College was not. I'm working on another book before this one, so the book will not be published until after 2014. In fact, it may not be published for many years.
Rochdale College diplomas began with "National Share the Wealth with Rochdale Week" (April 1 to 7, 1970) which proclaimed, "You've got the money Canada – we need it – please give it to us." Anyone could obtain a BA from Rochdale by donating $25 to the college and answering a skill-testing question such as “What is the capital of Canada?” MAs were earned by a donation of $50, and a skill-testing question of the applicant’s choice. A PhD could be had for $100, no questions asked. About 1000 diplomas were sold, and they were often the main source of money for Rochdale College. They were printed at Coach House Press, the last two years by Dave Lawrence, the college printer. In the fall of 1975 Stan Bevington smashed and destroyed the diploma printing plates because he said, "I don't want to flog a dead horse."
Rochdale College's internal bartering currency, the Rochdollar
Daily July 16, 1969
345 Bloor Street West circa 1909, the location of Rochdale College. The house was owned by Dr. A. R. Gordon and the architect was F. S. Baker.
Bloor Street West location of Rochdale College in the mid 1960's. The white building is a pharmacy.