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    • V-76ers to V-Hawks name change proclamation, 1986

    • Athletics; Sports; V-Hawks; V-76ers
    • The name and logo of the Viterbo athletic teams was changed from the V-76ers to the Viterbo V-Hawks on May 9, 1986. Viterbo sports teams still go by the "V-Hawk" name to this day. The change was made official by this proclamation, issued by...
    • Advertisement for Viterbo College, 1967

    • Advertising; Public relations; Promotions; Marketing
    • This advertisement for Viterbo College, part of Viterbo's initial attention to public relations and image advertising, appeared in the East Central edition of the July 7, 1967 issue of TIME magazine.
    • St. Rose Normal Institute diploma, 1909

    • St. Rose Normal Institute; Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters; St. Rose Convent; Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration; Diplomas; Graduations
    • This diploma was issued to Sister M. Eustace upon her graduation from St. Rose Normal Institute on July 25, 1909. The Institute was held at the Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The building is...
    • "Foundations of the School Sisters of St. Francis" dissertation, page 1, ca. 1930-1950

    • Universities and Colleges--History; Women's Colleges--History; Monastic and Religious Life of Women--History; Women's higher education; Students; Female students; Faculty; School Sisters of Saint Francis
    • This dissertation, written by Sr. M. Mira Studer, is a descriptive account of the early history of the School Sisters of St. Francis (SSSF) and details the founding of the first SSSF Motherhouse at Schwarzach, Germany, as well as the movement of...
    • St. Rose High School diploma, 1910

    • St. Rose High School; St. Rose Convent; Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration; Diplomas; Graduations; Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters
    • This diploma was issued to Sister M. Eustace upon her graduation from St. Rose High School on August 2, 1910. It indicates the classes she took and the credits she earned.
    • "Foundations of the School Sisters of St. Frances," dissertation cover, ca. 1930-1950

    • Universities and Colleges--History; Women's Colleges--History; Monastic and Religious Life of Women--History; Women's higher education; Students; Female students; Faculty; School Sisters of Saint Francis
    • This dissertation, written by Sr. M. Mira Studer, is a descriptive account of the early history of the School Sisters of St. Francis (SSSF) and details the founding of the first SSSF Motherhouse at Schwarzach, Germany, as well as the movement of...
    • St. Rose Normal Institute diploma, 1903

    • St. Rose Normal Institute; Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters; St. Rose Convent; Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration; Diplomas; Graduations
    • This diploma was issued to Sister M. Eustace upon her graduation from St. Rose Normal Institute on July 30, 1903. The Institute was held at the Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The building is...
    • President's residence, Milwaukee, WI campus

    • College presidents-Dwellings-Wisconsin; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History; College buildings-Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Milwaukee (Wis.)-Buildings, structures, etc.
    • President's residence, built on the Milwaukee campus around 1896 for then president Rev. Max Albrecht.
    • Concordia High school band

    • Bands (Music); Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History;
    • High school band, Milwaukee, WI campus, ca 1965. Pictured: Loren Barker, conductor (front left).
    • Ceremony of Investiture, 1958

    • Graduations; Ceremonies; Commencements
    • Viterbo's 1958 graduation ceremony was held in the former gym, located in Murphy Center, the area that is currently the southeast corner of Viterbo's library.
    • Concordia men's chorus.

    • Men's chorus; Choirs (Music); Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History;
    • Men's chorus, Milwaukee, WI campus, ca. 1950
    • Museum

    • Science rooms and equipment; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History
    • Museum located in Recitation Hall, was later used as a lab space for biology and other life sciences
    • Faculty conference room

    • Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History
    • Faculty room located on first floor of Recitation Hall, the campus administration and classroom building on the Milwaukee, WI campus. The walls are painted with murals depicting Lutherland.
    • Barth, G. Christian

    • College presidents; College teachers; Universities and colleges, faculty; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History; Buildings Wisconsin Milwaukee;
    • Professor G. Christian Barth served as third president of Concordia College from 1921-1934. He was the first American born president of the college, born in Wisconsin in 1883. Barth served parishes in Nebraska and Missouri after graduating from...
    • Loeber, Christopher H.

    • College presidents; College teachers; Universities and colleges, faculty; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History; Buildings Wisconsin Milwaukee;
    • Professor Christopher H. Loeber was called as Concordia College's first full time director and president in 1885 at the age of 56. He had served as pastor at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Loeber served as Concordia's president until...
    • Rincker, Leroy C.

    • College presidents; College teachers; Universities and colleges, faculty; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History; Buildings Wisconsin Milwaukee;
    • Professor Leroy C. Rincker was appointed president of Concordia College in 1935 and served until sudden death in 1953. Rincker was the first Concordia president to have come directly from the faculty ranks. He was the first Concordia president to...
    • Stuenkel, Walter W.

    • College presidents; College teachers; Universities and colleges, faculty; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History; Buildings Wisconsin Milwaukee;
    • Rev. Walter W. Stuenkel was called as president of Concordia College in 1953 and served until 1977.
    • Dining hall

    • Cafeterias Wisconsin Milwaukee; Students Wisconsin Milwaukee; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History;
    • Students eating in the campus dining hall, located in the Refectory Building, which was completed in 1926.
    • Studying in Wunder Dormitory

    • Dormitories Wisconsin Milwaukee; Student housing Wisconsin Milwaukee; Students Wisconsin Milwaukee; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History; Buildings Wisconsin Milwaukee;
    • Students in a Wunder Dormitory living room, ca. 1950.
    • St. Rose Normal School, ca. 1916-1920

    • St. Rose Normal School; Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters; St. Rose Convent; Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
    • Viterbo began as the St. Rose Normal School, which was origianlly housed in what is now the St. Rose Convent. In 1868, at the invitation of Bishop Heiss, some of the Sisters moved from Milwaukee to La Crosse. The St. Rose Motherhouse was...
    • Tower House

    • Dwellings Wisconsin Milwaukee; Buildings Wisconsin Milwaukee; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and Colleges-History;
    • The building known as the Tower House, built during the 1850's, housed the Admissions office for the Concordia campus in Milwaukee. It is still standing in the neighborhood now known as Historic Concordia.
    • Concordia College Orchestra

    • Orchestra; Musical groups; Performing groups; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History; Buildings Wisconsin Milwaukee;
    • Concordia College Orchestra ca.1940, assembled in front of the pipe organ in the chapel located inside Recitation Hall.
    • Concordia campus, aerial view

    • Universities and colleges--History; Lutheran universities and colleges--History; College campuses; Concordia campus; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Academic buildings
    • An aerial view of the Concordia campus in Milwaukee, WI, looking north. Visible Concordia buildings include Wunder Dormitory, Pritzlaff Dormitories, and the Gymnasium Building. Also visible are the track, tennis courts, and baseball field. In...
    • Rincker Library

    • Concordia College Library; Academic libraries; Library buildings; Buildings Wisconsin Milwaukee; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History; Buildings Wisconsin Milwaukee;
    • Front entrance of Rincker Library, completed in 1942.
    • McDonald Hall demolition, 1975

    • McDonald Hall; Demolitions; Razings; Student housing; Student dormitories; Residence halls
    • McDonald Hall, the first dorm for men, was razed in March, 1975, and was later replaced by McDonald Terrace, an apartment-style residence hall.
    • Renovation of Wunder Hall dormitory, 1924

    • Universities and colleges--History; Lutheran universities and colleges--History; Wunder Hall; Student housing; Student dormitories; Construction; Renovations; College campuses; Concordia campus; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Academic buildings
    • Construction of Wunder Hall was begun in 1924 in response to the growth of enrollment during the post-war period.
    • Reading in Rincker Library

    • Universities and colleges--History; Lutheran universities and colleges--History; Academic buildings; Academic libraries; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; College campuses; Concordia campus; Students; Male students
    • Students reading in Rincker Library, with windows in background.
    • Trinity School, 1880

    • Universities and colleges--History; Lutheran universities and colleges--History; College campuses; Concordia campus; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Academic buildings
    • The basement of the Trinity School building is where Concordia College began. Classes were held in a basement room and the first students, from outside the Milwaukee area, were housed in the homes of Lutheran families.
    • Plaque commemorating Marian Hall North's groundbreaking, 1965

    • Marian Hall North; Marian Hall South; Groundbreakings; Ceremonies; Student housing; Student dormitories
    • The groundbreaking ceremony for Marian Hall North, Viterbo's first combination residence hall and dining facility, was held on May 28, 1965. Sister Grace McDonald (front) and Mother Ann Marie Kerper break the first spade full of dirt, while Bishop...
    • Concordia student union, 1965

    • Universities and colleges--History; Lutheran universities and colleges--History; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; College campuses; Concordia campus; Academic buildings
    • The student union as it appeared during 1965.
    • Student dormitories, 1967

    • Student housing; Student dormitories; St. Catherine Hall; Clare Hall; Serra Hall; Agnes Hall; Residence halls
    • These houses served as dormitories for lay students before the completion of Marian Hall, north wing, in 1967. The upper left picture shows Serra Hall, razed when the Fine Arts Center was constructed. The lower left picture is St. Catherine Hall,...
    • St. Wenceslaus Church

    • St. Wenceslaus Church; Viterbo College Church; San Damiano Chapel; Religion; Worship; Worship centers; Catholic churches
    • Viterbo purchased the St. Wenceslaus school and church buildings in January 1968, after the parishes of St. Joseph the Workman and St. Wenceslaus merged and decided to build elsewhere. The former elementary school would be renovated to become...
    • Murphy Center foyer, 1951

    • Murphy Center; Academic buildings; Viterbo campus
    • The Murphy Center foyer, on the second floor, as it appeared in 1951. Today, the two wooden office doors in the background have been replaced by a large floor-ceiling glass window with glass door, and behind it resides the office of the Academic...
    • Admission of Men to Viterbo, 1971

    • Co-education; Students; Admissions; Male students; Student life
    • Viterbo's willingness to adapt and change with the times resulted in tremendous growth and development. Viterbo admitted its first laywomen in 1943. Then, in 1971, Viterbo officially became a co-educational institution and began to recruit male...
    • Fransican Sisters' Milwaukee convent

    • Milwaukee convent; Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration; Viterbo's founders
    • The early Fransican Sisters of Perpetual Adoration emigrated from Bavaria and settled in Milwaukee, where they built their first convent in 1861, seen here in this sketch. In 1868, at the invitation of Bishop Heiss, some of the Sisters moved west...
    • Viterbo College's seal, original design, 1960

    • Seals; Logos; Emblems; Insignia
    • Viterbo's original seal was designed early in the 1960's by Sister Imogene Theile, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration (F.S.P.A.) who was also a faculty member in the art department. Designed according to the science of heraldry, it...

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