From the Collections

Back to School

Over the past few weeks, I have been working on collections from our Maryknoll seminaries, namely Maryknoll College in Glen Ellyn IL, which operated from 1949 to 1971. Candidates for the priesthood attended Glen Ellyn to complete their undergraduate education before moving on to the Novitiate and the Major Seminary at Maryknoll. The young men studied topics appropriate for future priests, such as Latin and theology, but they also attended many of the same classes as laypeople of the day – history, English, calculus, chemistry, and so on. The students also participated in many of the same kinds of extracurricular activities as their secular counterparts. They enjoyed putting on theatrical performances, playing sports like basketball and baseball, reading popular books, and playing various instruments. This year, we celebrate back-to-school with a few former Glen-Ellyn-ers who share their experience of a Maryknoll education through their photos. We hope you enjoy!

Orchestra Rehearsal, 1956

Orchestra rehearsal, 1956

Running long jump, c. 1955

Running long jump, c. 1955

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playing ice hockey, c. 1960

Playing ice hockey, c. 1960

Hard at work in biology lab, 1950

Hard at work in biology lab, 1950

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Christmas play, 1956

The Christmas play, 1956

Passing the time with ping pong, 1953

Passing the time with ping pong, 1953

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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