- May 13, 2011
- 12:01 am
- Steve Christensen
A new glimpse at Loyola’s past
In October of last year, Loyola’s archives received an unexpected gift. Alumna Mary Ellen Smajo, PhD, DABR (BS ‘85), donated a collection of photographs taken by her father, Joe Smajo, who served as the photographer for the Loyola News and Cadence as a student during the 1950s.
“This collection really fills in a gap in our existing University photograph collection for images from the 1950s, particularly images of student events,” says Kathy Young, University archivist. The Smajo collection contains about 900 prints, negatives, and transparencies focusing on student activities, athletics, the Lake Shore Campus and buildings, and Loyola events. Here is a small sampling of the collection, offering a look at what life was like at Loyola during the mid-1950s.