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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 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...
    • 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 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...
    • 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...
    • Sacred Heart School of Nursing diary, 1930-1937

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Monastic and religious life of women--History; Women's higher education; Faculty; Students; Female students; School Sisters of Saint Francis; Sacred Heart School of Nursing; Schools of...
    • Sister M. Christopher McGuire, a faculty member of the Sacred Heart School of Nursing, kept this diary from September 22, 1930 through September 1, 1937. The first page displays the names of the first twenty students enrolled in the school.
    • 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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