Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Loyola awards medals

The archivist at Loyola High recently recovered this academic medal awarded to Cub Vincent M. Downey '29 in 1926.

Although the high school does collect antique coins and metals, this award medal and a companion medal for the following year will be held in Dr. Downey's file in the archives Alumni Records.  

Monday, October 28, 2013

An archaeological find?

The Loyola High School archives began to gather under the hand of history teacher Rev. J. Philip Conneally, SJ in the early 1970's.  Phil, raised locally was a Cub, Class of 1931 and from a prominent family.  The Phil Conneally Collection consists of about 20 linear feet of photography; correspondence; Loyoliana and teaching files of history subjects including these teaching aids.

According to LMU archaeology professor Bill Fulco ('56), these reproductions of clay tablets and the hieroglyphic writings were probably used for Conneally's World History class.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

another "over-the-transom" transfer

At Loyola High a transfer of found historical records to the archives revealed a trove of old books...Jesuit house archivist Brother Robert McDermott was not only a science teacher and moderator of the student newspaper but also a trained bookbinder.

Treasures in the Loyola high archives

Dean Lower from Loyola Law School once asked if I ever found Regent Joe Donovan's "acceptance test".  Still looking for it but we are keeping Donovan's old desk.