“You Gotta Bea Gripa”

As the weather warms up, you might be inspired to engage in a little outdoor activity. In 1926, a lucky few were recruited to Loyola’s handball society, the “unancient, unbenevolent Order of Gripers.” The club wasn’t for the faint of heart–they were “a lusty, flourishing society, being composed of the loudest speakers in the University.” Check out the fierce competition in the 1926 Wolf Yearbook.

The team included some choice nicknames, including “Messing with Me” Landry and “Half Pint” Roth. Catch the riveting play-by-play in the October 8, 1926 Maroon.

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

Leave a Reply