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    • First lay woman graduate, 1943

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Monastic and religious life of women--History; Women's higher education; Students; Female students; Lay students; Faculty; Graduates; School Sisters of Saint Francis
    • The first lay women graduate, Dolores Alferi, poses with faculty in the convent courtyard. The Alverno College of Music welcomed lay students as early as 1937 and conferred degrees upon Dolores Alferi and Bertha Kwoh in 1943. The first lay woman to...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Foundation for Holy Family College

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; chapels; building design and construction
    • Major portion of the foundation for the three million dollar Holy Family College, located west and north of Holy Family Convent at Silver Lake. The building will be more than 600 feet long with a maximum depth of one of the wings 300 feet.
    • 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...
    • Ground breaking for Holy Family College

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; groundbreaking; Rev. Stanislaus V. Bona; Green Bay Diocese
    • Most Rev. Stanislaus V. Bona, Bishop of the Catholic diocese of Green Bay, turned over the first shovel of dirt to start the building of Holy Family Convent.
    • 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...
    • Ariel view of Holy Family College

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; Buildings design and construction
    • Ariel view of Holy Family Convent in the background along with the city of Manitowoc.
    • 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...
    • Fine Arts Center groundbreaking ceremony, 1969

    • Fine Arts Center; Viterbo campus; Academic buildings; Groundbreakings; Ceremonies
    • The groundbreaking for Viterbo's Fine Arts Center was held on March 19, 1969. Bishop Frederick Freking and Sister Grace McDonald jointly turned the first spadeful of earth. A large crowd of college and convent personnel and friends of the...

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