A Look at Loyola’s Christmas Past

As Loyola’s students finish up their exams and head home for the holidays, let us take a look at Loyola’s Christmas Past. Should we revive any of these old traditions?

In 1943, at the height of WWII, campus groups were collecting food for the poor at Christmastime.

In 1949 community members as well as university students, staff, & faculty gathered to sing carols on campus.

In 1951 Upsilon Beta Lambda held a Christmas party for local orphans.

In 1959 Loyola’s German Club put on a traditional German Christmas party, complete with a Christmas tree!

To cap it all off, in 1964 the university almost saw a white Christmas as snow blanketed the manger scene in the horseshoe on December 31.

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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