Remembering Leon Stover Exhibit

January 9, 2007 at 6:20 pm | Posted in exhibits | 3 Comments

Galvin Library remembers Dr. Leon Stover, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at IIT from 1965-1995, in an exhibit memorializing his scholarship. Dr. Stover passed away this past November at age 77. He is survived by his wife, Takeko Stover, and daughter, Laren. Dr. Stover was a scholar of many disciplines. Most notably, he was one of the premier H.G. Wells scholars, and taught the first college-level Wells course at IIT. In addition to studying Science Fiction, Dr. Stover co-authored Science Fiction novels about Atlantis and Stonehenge with Harry Harrison. Dr. Stover was also an important Sinologist and taught courses on dynastic China. Stop by the exhibit on the Lower Level outside of the Library Learning Center to see a selection of his books, articles, achievements, and memorials. The exhibit will be on display until February 1, 2007.


  1. Hello

    I would like to contact leon Stovers widow.
    Does she have an email?
    Please let me know, thanks.


  2. Hello

    Was leon Sover jewish?


  3. I haven’t seen the exhibit yet though I intend to. I do remember Leon Stover as a colleague of my husband, Henry Knepler, as as a friend.

    I remember his wit and originality.

    Myrna Knepler


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