Real snow at Loyola in the 1950s

This blog post is for all the Northerners attending Loyola University who may be missing the snows of the winters they grew up with. Sometime in the 1950s, New Orleans had such a significant snow fall that students at Loyola were able to have snowball fights and build snowmen. As you might expect, many photos were taken of this rare event. Please enjoy these images of Loyola students experiencing real snow.

Students gathered outside in the snow.

Students gathered outside in the snow.

Snow gathering around the old Ranch houses.

Snow gathering around the old Ranch houses.

Snowman on the lawn at the Horseshoe.

Snowman on the lawn at the Horseshoe.

Students playing with the snow.

Students playing with the snow.

Snowball fight!

Snowball fight!

Mmmmm, snow tastes good!

Mmmmm, snow tastes good!

Students in the 1950s were just as goofy as those today.

Students in the 1950s were just as goofy as those today.

Loyola's very own snowman - on the lawn in front of Marquette Hall.

Loyola's very own snowman - on the lawn in front of Marquette Hall.

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

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