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    • Old Main Hall dedication, 1888

    • Universities and colleges--History; Building dedications; Dedications; Buildings--Wisconsin--Franklin; Academic buildings; Assembly halls; Theological seminaries; College campuses; Lakeland campus; Old Main Hall; Student dormitories; Student...
    • The Dedication ceremony for Old Main Hall. Mr. H.A. Muelmeier officiated, in which he reminded his audience of the institution's roots in the missionary efforts of the church and he honored the memory of Dr. Bossard and Treasurer Kluge.
    • Lakeland campus prior to the building of Old Main Hall, ca. 1875

    • Universities and colleges--History; Theological seminaries; Rural land use; College campuses; Lakeland campus; Buildings--Wisconsin--Franklin; Academic buildings; Old Main Hall; Student housing; Student dormitories; Residence halls; Assembly halls
    • The southeastern corner of the campus prior to the building of Old Main Hall. In the distance to the right are the three original main campus buildings, and to the left is Bossard Hall, which was completed in 1879.
    • Donation of the former Immanuel church building, 1911

    • Universities and colleges--History; Gymnasiums; Relocation; Assembly halls; Buildings--Wisconsin--Franklin; Academic buildings; College campuses; Lakeland campus; Theological seminaries; Renovations; Churches; Chapels; Religious buildings; Worship...
    • The nearby Immanuel congregation built a new church at a different location and donated this building to Mission House in 1911. Soon after, it became the school's new gymnasium.
    • Lakeland commencement ceremony, ca. 1919

    • Universities and colleges--History; Buildings--Wisconsin--Franklin; Academic buildings; College campuses; Lakeland campus; Commencements; Ceremonies; Graduations; Graduates; Assembly halls; Theological seminaries; Mission House
    • This Lakeland commencement ceremony took place sometime around 1919. The marching band had begun to lead the crowd over to the new dormitory, Jubilee Hall. Currently known as Walter A. Kreuger Hall or Wak, Jubilee Hall was finished a year...
    • First women to live in Lakeland's dormitory, 1931

    • Universities and colleges--History; Co-education; Students; Lay students; Female students; Admissions; Student housing; Student dormitories; Theological seminaries; Mission House dormitory; Residence halls; Student life
    • In the fall of 1931 Lakeland began housing women on campus--the first six were freshmen, and stayed in the Mission House dormitory. They included Leona Neuhas, Elsa Schmidt, Marie Freitag, Lotta Hegnauer, Irene Bauer, and Irene Krostag.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • "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...
    • Lakeland newspaper staff, 1950

    • Universities and colleges--History; Students; Co-education; Male students; Female students; Lay students; Student life; Student activities; Extra-curricular activities; College student newspapers and periodicals; Theological seminaries
    • The 1950 staff of the "Mirror," the Mission House/Lakeland College newpspaper.
    • Lakeland's Christian Fellowship Association, 1950

    • Universities and colleges--History; Theological seminaries; Student life; Student activities; Extra-curricular activities; Students; Co-education; Male students; Female students; Lay students; Religious groups; Social groups
    • A fairly new organization in 1950, the Christian Fellowship Association met for an assortment of social activities. It also held meetings with the youth organization at the local Emmanuel Church. Harold Hoeft was president during the first...
    • Lakeland's Zeta Chi Fraternity, 1950

    • Universities and colleges--History; Student activities; Extra-curricular activities; Fraternities; Social groups; Students; Lay students; Male students
    • The 1950 Zeta Chi fraternity assembled at the Lakeland/Mission House. Zeta Chi was founded in 1933. The Zeta Chi motto is, "I seek to serve." The two presidents during the 1950-1951 school year were Kenneth Worthman and Robert Spatt.
    • Lakeland's golf team, 1950

    • Universities and colleges--History; Theological seminaries; College sports; Athletics; Students; Male students; Lay students; Student activities; Extra-curricular activities; Sports teams; Golf; Golf teams
    • The 1950 golf team, from left to right, includes Bob Rausch, Gil Goodrich, Stan Suerer, and Jack Leverenz.
    • Lakeland maintenance staff, 1950

    • Universities and colleges--History; Theological seminaries; Staff; Maintenance workers; Janitors; Custodians
    • The 1950 maintenance staff, from left to right, includes John Hintz, Stillman Diehl, and George Roseman.
    • Students using the Lakeland library, 1950

    • Universities and colleges--History; Academic libraries; Students; Co-education; Male students; Female students; Lay students; Reading rooms; Theological seminaries; Study environments; Student life
    • Two students use what is currently the second floor of the library (it was the first level in 1950). In the lower right-hand corner the circulation desk is visible.
    • 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....
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Concordia College Orchestra

    • Orchestra; Musical groups; Performing groups; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History; Buildings Wisconsin Milwaukee;
    • Concordia College Orchestra ca.1940, assembled in front of the pipe organ in the chapel located inside Recitation Hall.
    • Concordia campus, aerial view

    • Universities and colleges--History; Lutheran universities and colleges--History; College campuses; Concordia campus; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Academic buildings
    • An aerial view of the Concordia campus in Milwaukee, WI, looking north. Visible Concordia buildings include Wunder Dormitory, Pritzlaff Dormitories, and the Gymnasium Building. Also visible are the track, tennis courts, and baseball field. In...
    • Rincker Library

    • Concordia College Library; Academic libraries; Library buildings; Buildings Wisconsin Milwaukee; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History; Buildings Wisconsin Milwaukee;
    • Front entrance of Rincker Library, completed in 1942.
    • Renovation of Wunder Hall dormitory, 1924

    • Universities and colleges--History; Lutheran universities and colleges--History; Wunder Hall; Student housing; Student dormitories; Construction; Renovations; College campuses; Concordia campus; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Academic buildings
    • Construction of Wunder Hall was begun in 1924 in response to the growth of enrollment during the post-war period.
    • Reading in Rincker Library

    • Universities and colleges--History; Lutheran universities and colleges--History; Academic buildings; Academic libraries; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; College campuses; Concordia campus; Students; Male students
    • Students reading in Rincker Library, with windows in background.
    • Trinity School, 1880

    • Universities and colleges--History; Lutheran universities and colleges--History; College campuses; Concordia campus; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Academic buildings
    • The basement of the Trinity School building is where Concordia College began. Classes were held in a basement room and the first students, from outside the Milwaukee area, were housed in the homes of Lutheran families.
    • Concordia student union, 1965

    • Universities and colleges--History; Lutheran universities and colleges--History; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; College campuses; Concordia campus; Academic buildings
    • The student union as it appeared during 1965.
    • Creative writing workshop, 1967

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Monastic and religious life of women--History; Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; Ruth Mary Fox; Faculty; Students;...
    • Mrs. Ruth Mary Fox, professor emeritus of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, is conducting a creative writing workshop at Holy Family College, Manitowoc. She was professor in residence at Edgewood College, Madison

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