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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...
    • 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.
    • Sacred Heart nursing diary, cover

    • Universities and Colleges--History; Women's Colleges--History; Women's higher education; Faculty; School Sisters of Saint Francis; Sacred Heart School of Nursing; Schools of nursing
    • The cover of the Sacred Heart School of Nursing diary kept by Sister M. Christopher McGuire from September 22, 1930 through September 1, 1937.
    • Sacred Heart nursing diary, page 1

    • Universities and Colleges--History; Women's Colleges--History; Women's higher education; Faculty; Students; Female students; School Sisters of Saint Francis; Sacred Heart School of Nursing; Schools of nursing
    • The first page of the Sacred Heart School of Nursing diary kept by Sister M. Christopher McGuire from September 22, 1930 through September 1, 1937. This page displays the names of the first twenty students enrolled in the school.
    • 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. Christopher McGuire, founding director of Sacred Heart School of Nursing

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Monastic and religious life of women--History; Women's higher education; Faculty; Sacred Heart School of Nursing; Schools of nursing; School Sisters of Saint Francis; Nursing; Nursing...
    • Sister Christopher McGuire ( -1940) started Sacred Heart School of Nursing on September 22, 1930. By 1951, it merged with two other School Sister institutions, Alverno Teacher's College and Alverno College of Music, to form what is now 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...
    • "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...
    • "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...
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • Mount Mary College Commencement, c. 1961

    • Academics
    • Commencement ceremonies, 1961 in the Kostka Hall. June 10, 1930 marks the date of the first commencement ceremony at Mount Mary College. The address was given by the His Excellency, Sebastian Messmer, D.D., Archbishop of Milwaukee.
    • Notre Dame Hall prior to 1950

    • Facilities
    • Notre Dame Hall, shown here from ground level, is the hallmark building of Mount Mary College and is used for classrooms and administration since its construction in 1927.
    • Reflecting pool at Mount Mary College

    • Facilities
    • The sculpture of Mary and pool together are known as the Reflecting Pool and are situated just outside the main entrance to Notre Dame Hall. The bell tower of the hall overlooks the pool which is traditionally used during commencement ceremonies...
    • 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...
    • Science Lab at Mount Mary College

    • Academics
    • Students work hard in a science lab at Mount Mary College. Much later, in September of 1982, Mount Mary offers its first graduate program--dietetics. In the next few years, the college adds graduate programs in education, art therapy occupational...
    • 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.
    • 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.

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