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    • First Milwaukee Motherhouse of the School Sisters of Saint Francis, 1887

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Women's higher education; Academic buildings; College campuses; Alverno campus; Convents; Saint Joseph Convent; Motherhouses; Milwaukee Motherhouse of...
    • The first Milwaukee Motherhouse of the School Sisters of St. Francis, St. Joseph Convent, was erected in 1887. It was built to house St. Joseph Normal School, one of the three predecessor institutions that merged to form Alverno College. Until...
    • Instrumental technique class, ca. 1940-1949

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Monastic and religious life of women--History; Women's higher education; Classes; Classrooms; Music; Music education; Schools of Music; Saint Joseph Convent Conservatory of Music;...
    • The Instrumental Techniques class, Me 115, was held in a classroom of the Music Wing at the Milwaukee Motherhouse of the School Sisters of St. Francis (St. Joseph Convent.) Classrooms in the convent were used for music lessons until the new Alverno...
    • Mother Alexia Hoell, first Alverno president, 1887-1907

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Monastic and religious life of women--History; Women's higher education; College presidents; School Sisters of Saint Francis; Alverno's founders; Normal schools; Saint Joseph's Normal...
    • Mother Alexia (1838-1918) was one of two foundresses of the School Sisters of St. Francis. She acted in the capacity of Alverno President (then known as St. Joseph's Normal School), without officially carrying that title, from the school's founding...
    • Mother Alfons Schmidt, second Alverno president, 1907-1929

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Monastic and religious life of women--History; Women's higher education; College presidents; School Sisters of Saint Francis; Alverno's founders; Normal schools; Saint Joseph's Normal...
    • Mother Alfons (1850-1929) was one of two foundresses of the School Sisters of St. Francis. She acted in the capacity of Alverno President (then known as St. Joseph's Normal School), without officially carrying that title, from 1907 through 1929.
    • Mother Stanislaus Hegner, third Alverno president, 1929-1942

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Monastic and religious life of women--History; Women's higher education; College presidents; School Sisters of Saint Francis
    • Mother Stanislaus (1863-1944) was the third leader of the School Sisters of St. Francis and third president of Alverno College from 1929 through 1942.
    • Milwaukee Motherhouse after fire, 1890

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Women's higher education; Academic buildings; College campuses; Alverno campus; Convents; Saint Joseph Convent; School Sisters of Saint Francis;...
    • The first Milwaukee Motherhouse of the School Sisters of St. Francis, St. Joseph Convent, was erected in 1887. Unfortunately, it was destroyed by fire on March 31, 1890 (Holy Monday). Until 1953, Alverno's campus was at the Motherhouse.
    • The Music Wing of the Milwaukee Motherhouse (Saint Joseph Convent), ca. 1940-1949

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Monastic and religious life of women--History; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Music; Music education; Schools of music; Saint Joseph Convent Conversatory of Music; Alverno College of...
    • The Music Wing at the Milwaukee Motherhouse of the School Sisters of St. Francis (St. Joseph Convent) was used for music lessons until the new Alverno College campus was opened in 1953.
    • 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...
    • Second Milwaukee Motherhouse of the School Sisters of Saint Francis

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Women's higher education; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; School Sisters of Saint Francis; Convents; Saint Joseph Convent; College campuses; Alverno campus; Academic buildings;...
    • The first Milwaukee Motherhouse of the School Sisters of St. Francis, St. Joseph Convent, was erected in 1887. It was destroyed by fire on March 31, 1890 (Holy Monday). The second, rebuilt motherhouse, was dedicated on Saturday, May 2, 1891. Until...
    • Sacred Heart School of Nursing, on the grounds of Saint Joseph Convent

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Women's higher education; Schools of nursing; Sacred Heart School of Nursing; Sanitariums; Sacred Heart Sanitarium; Convents; Saint Joseph Convent;...
    • Sacred Heart School of Nursing was started in 1930, with Sister M. Christopher McGuire as the founding director. The school was housed in the Sacred Heart Sanitarium building on the grounds of St. Joseph Convent from its beginnings in 1930 until...
    • Sister Cherubim Schafer, founding director of Saint Joseph Convent Conservatory of Music, 1954

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Monastic and religious life of women--History; Women's higher education; Faculty; Music; Music education; Schools of music; Saint Joseph Convent Conservatory of Music; Alverno College...
    • Sister Cherubim Schafer (1886-1977), pictured here in 1954, started St. Joseph's Convent Conservatory of Music on August 11, 1924. By 1951, under the name Alverno College of Music, it merged with two other School Sister institutions, Alverno...
    • Sister M. Mira Studer, author of "Foundations of the School Sisters of Saint Francis,"...

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Monastic and religious life of women--History; Women's higher education; Faculty; School Sisters of Saint Francis; History; History education; Science; Science education; Biology;...
    • Sister M. Mira Studer (1889-1970), shown here on the cover of the Winter 1963 issue of the "Light on the School Sisters of St. Francis" magazine, taught history at the convent from 1919 though 1936 and taught biology at Alverno from 1936 through...
    • Campbellsport Motherhouse of the School Sisters of Saint Francis, 1874

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Women's higher education; Motherhouses; Campbellsport Mothershouse of the School Sisters of Saint Francis; Academic buildings; College campuses; Alverno...
    • This print appeared in the "Illustrated Historical Atlas of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin," 1874. Depicted is the Congregation of the School Sisters of St. Francis, which was founded on April 28, 1874, in the mid-Wisconsin town of New Cassel, later...
    • "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...
    • First graduation held at Holy Family College, 1959

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; Graduations; Graduates; Bishops; Bishop Stanislaus v. Bona; Reverends; Reverend D. F. Hurley; Religion; Worship; Worship centers; Catholic...
    • Sister M. Marta Simmons receives her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Bishop Stanislaus V. Bona of the Green Bay Diocese at a baccalaureate ceremony following the cornerstone laying. Handing the diplomas to the Bishop is Reverend D. F....
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Students of Saint Regina Academy, 1892

    • Universities and colleges--History; Saint Regina Academy; Edgewood Villa; Students; Student life; Children; College campuses; Edgewood campus; Buildings--Wisconsin--Madison; Academic buildings; Student housing; Student dormitories; Dominican...
    • Students of St. Regina Academy on the Edgewood Villa steps, in 1892, the year before the fire. The youngest students, in white pinafores, are "minims." This picture is said to include at least two of the children who perished in the 1893 fire.
    • Edgewood Villa, ca. 1891

    • Universities and colleges--History; Saint Regina Academy; Edgewood Villa; Students; Student life; Children; College campuses; Edgewood campus; Buildings--Wisconsin--Madison; Academic buildings; Student housing; Student dormitories; Dominican...
    • The Edgewood Villa front porch, with some St. Regina Academy students on the drive, circa 1891.
    • 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...
    • Blueprints for the building of Murphy Center, ca. 1941

    • Murphy Center; Academic buildings; Viterbo campus; Blueprints; Architecture; Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration; Viterbo's founders
    • Newly named and accredited by the University of Wisconsin, Viterbo College, then housed in the Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters (what is today St. Rose Convent), needed its own building in order to further develop its potential as a...
    • Viterbo Nursing Center dedication, 1970

    • Viterbo Nursing Center; School of Nursing; Viterbo campus; Academic buildings; Renovations
    • Viterbo's Nursing Center was dedicated on October 30, 1970, culminating a string of campus improvements and additions initiated during Sister Grace McDonald's tenure in office. The dedication ceremony, conducted by (from right to left) Bishop...
    • Albrecht, M.J.F.

    • College presidents; College teachers; Universities and colleges, faculty; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History; Buildings Wisconsin Milwaukee;
    • Professor Max Albrecht served as the second President of Concordia College from 1893 to 1921. He was born in Germany in 1867 and graduated from the St. Louis seminary in 1883. Professor Albrecht served as pastor for several congregations before...
    • Saint Francis Hospital School of Nursing bulletin, 1963-1965

    • St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing; School of Nursing; Academic departments
    • The St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing had its inception in 1883 when local doctors began a course of essential nursing care for the sisters who were to staff St. Francis Hospital of La Crosse, western Wisconsin's pioneer health care...

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