Over 4,000 University Photographs!
The Monroe Library Special Collections & Archives has spent over a year digitally scanning a vast collection of photographic prints and negatives taken here on campus and of university events since the 1940s. To date over 4,000 images are now available in the Loyola University Photographs Collection which is found on the Louisiana Digital Library. This is only a fraction of the total images in the physical collection. The staff intends to scan and add images to the digital collection until the entire collection has been digitized. It will take years!
Did you ever wonder what the old football stadium looked like from ground level?
It covered the area where the Danna Center and the residence quad now sit, as is shown in this 1925 aerial photograph of campus:
Or perhaps you’ve wondered what the baseball team uniforms looked like in the 1950s?
Did you know that the interior of the Holy Name of Jesus church looked drastically different in the early half of the 20th century than it does today?
Or that it once snowed so much on campus that students were able to make snowmen and have a snowball fight?
Discover even more historical gems from Loyola’s past by browsing the collection here!
Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.