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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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • First Cheerleading squad

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; women athletes
    • The first cheerleading squad for Silver Lake College
    • 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.
    • Reviewing chapel blueprints for Holy Family College

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family;
    • Herb Schaub of John Schaub and Sons, Fond du Lac, and Victor Manthey general superintendent of Immel Construction Co. of Fond du Lac look over the blueprints for the college chapel at Holy Family College.
    • 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....
    • Clipper City Water Festival Parade

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; festivals
    • Students at Holy Family College entered in the Clipper City Water Festival Parade. The title of the float was ""Nymphs of the Sea.""
    • Canadian trip

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; Canada; public service activities and groups
    • Students from Holy Family College tote heavy sleeping bags and luggage which they'll use on a Canadian trip. They will visit remote sections of Canada where they will provide Christmas services for the Cree Indians.
    • Masquerade party

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; campus activities
    • Highlight of the lay students' masquerade party, ""Pumpkin Villa"" at Holy Family College, Manitowoc, was the costume parade. Winners were selected from five categories: appropriate seasonally; authentic; original; in character.
    • Pre-holiday fair

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; fairs; campus activities;
    • Ceramics items, original Christmas cards, floral arrangements, baked goods, knitwear, and the famous bread will be sold at the pre-holiday fair at Holy Family College, Manitowoc.
    • Shalom Day Care Center

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; child care
    • The faculty, staff and students take advantage of the Shalom Day Care Center at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, Manitowoc while they are at work or in classes. They are assured that their children are in good hands.
    • College General Bulletin

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; student handbooks; catalogs
    • The Holy Family College General Bulletin for academic years 1959-1961
    • 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...
    • Nursing class

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; classroom instruction; nursing
    • Nursing students studying and researching
    • Creatve harmony class

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; fine arts; classroom instruction; dance; recitals
    • The creative harmony class under the direction of Sister Patrick Nolan arranged and played folk music for folk dancers.
    • Prisoners of War Appeal

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; wartime programs; student's political activity
    • Students are collecting names for the P.O.W. appeal
    • Fall Festival at Holy Family College

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; festivals;
    • Fresh home-made bread and donuts from the college kitchen are being readied for the Fall Festival.
    • Fifty anniversary

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; anniversaries;
    • This flag represented the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the College which took place in 1985
    • Sister Josepha

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; libraries; library employees
    • Sister Josepha, head librarian, is pictured at the check out desk of the newly completed Holy Family College Library
    • Visual classroom communications

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; training programs; teaching methods
    • Holy Family College received a grant of audio visual education equipment consisting of a complete teacher training unit
    • Nursing students

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; nursing; societies
    • Student nurses are inviting the campus to celebrate state student nurses' week
    • Food preparation class

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; lectures; nutrition
    • The science display of live bees and their various products served as a background during a lecture-demonstration for the food preparation class at Holy Family College
    • Father Robert Colle

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; preachers; faculty
    • Father Colle was the first chaplain and served as a faculty member at Holy Family College
    • Gov. John W. Reynolds campaign

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; Campus tour; Presidents
    • Democratic Gov. John W. Reynolds took his re-election campaign into Manitowoc Country. After a noon luncheon at Kiel, the governor and his party moved to Manitowoc, touring Holy Family College. Sister M. Birdeen, president of the college, escorted...
    • Mrs. Frances Rolston, author of ""Chrissie""

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College Of the Holy Family; Mrs. Frances Rolston; Author; Receptions; Social events
    • Mrs. Frances Rolston, author of ""Chrissie"" and other books for children, was honored at a reception at Holy Family College. She autographed copies of her newest book for the 200 invited guest at the tea reception.

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