With the deployment of men to Europe and the Pacific during WWII, the Class of 1945 was exclusively made up of women.

With the deployment of men to Europe and the Pacific during WWII, the Class of 1945 was exclusively made up of women.

1945

Knox College mailboxesPost Hall, suite 2, Class of 1985President McCall indulging in "symbolism" at the Anti-Columbus Day Rally.Ladies enjoy the campus in the springtime.Vice President George Bush speaks at a the Knox County Republicans' Lincoln Day dinner, held at Knox; on the platform are Gov. James Thompson, Vice President Bush, KnoxCounty Republican Charman Frank Gustine '60, and Barbara Bush.Old Main in winterFour women help chalk the lines on a playing field.Freshman women's Green Ribbon Walk. Freshman men had to participate in a similar walk -- they wore green beanies instead of hats.Fifty Year Club Garden party musiciansClass of 1939 reunion pictureStudent at Seymour Library circulation desk demonstrating book bag search policy with Knox College President, Inman FoxMilitary parade through Standish ParkHomecoming Parade float, "Spark Plug and Dr. Grogan"Crosses on the South Lawn  and a symbolic body hung from a tree beneath a banner of Che Guevara on Old Main were all part of the Election Day protest.Knox College students digging for a sandbag wall along the Mississippi River at the Centennial Bridge in Rock Island, IllinoisStudents of the Class of 1940  in front of Old MainWhiting Hall women on their way to chapel.Knox womenTri-Delta womenLibrary circulation deskFootball cheerleadersPresident Roger Taylor '63 and Anne Taylor '63 with balloons walking out of T. Fleming Field House after Homecoming dinner 2008.Milton L. Comstock (left), in mathematics, Albert Hurd (right) in natural sciences, and George Churchill (standing), principal of the Knox Academy, the College's preparatory school, who joined the faculty in 1855, were dubbed "The Great Triumvirate." Male cheerleaders at HomecomingBiology lab in George Davis HallDandelion Day with students, custodian, Olaf Martin; President McClelland; Professor W.P. Drew; and Professor U. Quillan.The cover of "At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch, copyright 1911. The popular novel presented a humorous depiction of a fictional college in a small Midwestern town and is where Knox's former nickname, Siwash, originated. Fitch graduated from Knox in 1897.Students and faculty in Founder's LoungeThe Hearth, Alumni Hall basementDance in Post Hall lobbyActors recreate a scene from one of Galesburg's most famous statues -- renowned Civil War nurse Mother Bickerdyke caring for a Union soldier --  for the Centennial celebration. Mother Bickerdyke's statue can still be seen on the Knox County Courthouse lawn, directly across from the Knox campus.Aerial view of campus including the former men's and women's infirmaries west of Seymour UnionStudents participating in Knox College's Repertory Theatre Term -- or "Rep Term," as it is commonly known --  building the set.Biology Club Homecoming float, "Sic 'em Siwash"Lombard bell tower in the spring timeThe Knosher Bowl. Constructed in the mid-1960s and originally known as the Knox Bowl, Knox's unique football field underwent a $1.8 million renovation during  summer 2008 and was named in honor of long-time Knox coach and athletic director Harley Knosher.Freshman orientation testsStudents during the Anti-Columbus Day Rally.Students and faculty enjoy Pumphandle in Memorial Gymnasium.Beanie crawlMock Democratic convention held in Memorial GymnasiumWomen’s debate teamPost Hall lobbyOld Main in winterKnox Regatta spectatorsWomen's basketball in the Women's Gymnasium, now the Auxiliary GymnasiumThe Lincoln Room in Seymour Union, which  features the Lincoln-Douglas Debate mural.Knox women's volleyballBarracks south of the gymInternational studentBeta Theta Pi menMembers of the Knox College Choir's Madrigal singers process across the South Lawn of Old Main.Knox College students building a sandbag wall along the Mississippi River at the Centennial Bridge in Rock Island, Illinois.View of Seymour Library in the winterClara A. Abbott Emeritius Professor of Biology, Bill Geer, Illinois Professor of the Year in 1990 and Honorary Degree Recipient in 2007.  He is best known for his research on fruit flies and establishment of the Fly Lab, which was one of the first research labs on campus to utilize students.Phi Delta Theta fraternity canoe, Alumni Parade, Centenary CelebrationLa Tuna group from Barcelona, Spain, plays in the Gizmo.Newspaper article about Knox College and Monmouth College 100th football gameStudents plant a garden during College for Kids summer program.Students line up to board the Gizmobile, a bus service provided by Knox College between New York and Galesburg to help students with the cost of transportation.Dance students practicing in Memorial GymKnox College ObservatoryCory Bieber '10 throws a fast pitch at a Knox College softball game.Knox Siwash defeat Notre Dame Irish 12-5 at the Western "small-college championship" in Rock Island, IL.The 1917 Senior play, "Breezy's Point," at the Orpheum Theater.Three different Knox sealsKnox students on campus with Dr. Harold Taylor, prominent educator, lecturer, author and former President of Sarah Lawrence College.Students in front of Alumni HallPublication staff and students of the Knox College Radio station 90.7 WVKC.Knox College campus fox holes used for cadet training in WWI.Cast of the play "Much Ado About Nothing"The students of A.B.L.E. (Allied Blacks for Liberty and Equality) HouseAcademic procession through Standish ParkRootabaga Jam Jazz festival at the Orpheum Theater in 2001. The annual event mixes internationally recognized jazz artists and regional talent, including Knox students, faculty, and alumni. Cast members of "Kiss Me Kate," featuring Professor of Theatre Robert Whitlatch.Members of the Knox riding club, Thunder-on-the-Left, and the Women's Athletic Association, including women's physical education instructor Evelyn Bielefeldt (in checked coat on the left), on a wagon ride at Green Oaks. Dan Calandro '77 shooting during the 1974-1975 basketball season.Old Main, Alumni Hall, ObservatoryGarfield Todd, former prime minister of Rhodesia, speaks with Knox studentsKnox College GymnasiumParade down Main St. at SeminaryThe Puddles synchronized swim team at the Lay Natatorium.Veritas sealChemistry lab, George Davis HallKnox student in the bookstore, Carithers Hall, Seymour UnionKnox Regatta winning teamWomen in a suite, Class of 1980Members of the Knox riding club, Thunder-on-the-Left, and the Women's Athletic Association, enjoying an afternoon at Green Oaks.Jon Ripperger '86, playing baseballMen's soccer action shotStudents coming from Beecher ChapelMuddy students on Flunk DayJerry Evans '86 carrying  the college mace at Commencement.Students playing on Flunk DayAlumni Hall TheaterFlunk Day paradePaul Richmond '39, George Durako '40, unidentified woman, looking through the telescope at the Knox Observatory.Biology lab, George Davis HallA "donkey basketball" game sponsored by the Delta Delta Delta sorority.Students at a Take Back the Night Rally.Chemistry lab in Science Math CenterInterior of the Knox College barracksKnox men walking on campusKnox basketball teamLisa Harrison '92  blowing bubbles at graduation festivities.Bowling alley in the basement of Seymour Student UnionLadies at a Green Oaks camp outCadet BandKnox women swimming at the Galesburg High School pool.A typical student dorm roomClass Scrap/Pushbattle, a dangerous battle meant to alleviate hostility between freshmen and sophomore men. The score was 0-0, a stalemate, but a victory for all of campus.Classes of 1902 and 1903 at the Centenary celebration festivitiesGeorge Davis Hall under construction.Residents of "The Ghetto," the nickname for the top floor of Seymour Hall,  plant a "Ghetto Rules" flag on the Old Main bell tower.Women's cross country team at the boulder outside Memorial GymnasiumProfessor of Physics Charles Schulz '72 projecting a telescopic view of the lunar eclipse on the Gizmo Patio.The Old Jail with original covered porchWomen's field hockeyKnox College Women's basketballPresentation of the Lombard College bell to Knox College. Galesburg's second prairie college, Lombard had to close its doors due to financial issues and graduated its last class in 1930. Students who did not have enough credits to graduate were invited to transfer to Knox ,without loss of academic standing, to finish their education.Student in the ceramic studio of the Ford Center for Fine Arts.Women of the Class of 1962Knox College Greek Women: Donna Paulick, Tri Delta, Michal Diabs, Pi Beta Phi, Mollie Miller, Pi Beta PhiStudents playing in the leaves beneath the ginkgo tree in front of Seymour LibraryPhi Delta Theta's playing cardsWith the deployment of men to Europe and the Pacific during WWII, the Class of 1945 was exclusively made up of women.Knox women walking into Seymour Union, Alumni Hall, Old Main in backgroundOld Main in a lightning stormStudents hold signs at the mock Democratic national convention.Election Day, American Guerilla vigilantesStudents performing at a Gizmo open mic.Aerial view of campus and the barracks/shacksTwo men walking towards Alumni HallKnox battalion on Willard FieldThe 100th Knox vs. Monmouth football game, otherwise known as the Bronze Turkey Game. Planting trees at Green OaksTennis courtsA student watches a lunar eclipse through a welding mask.The gingko tree and Cedar Street in front of  Seymour libraryKnox Basketball player, Dan Calandro '77, Coach Harley Knosher, Coach Tim Heimann '70Women walking toward Old MainThe Goal Post, or the "Geep" as it was commonly known, was a popular snack bar located at 256 S. Cedar Street (close to the current FIJI house).Knox cheerleadersSenator Bob Dole visits campus during his presidential run.Candy James '08, doing the long jump at a track eventPainting studio, Ford Center for the Fine ArtsBlack WeekInternational students performing at the International Fair.Election Day protestA group of Knox College students pose with a banner shortly before the group left Galesburg for Washington D.C. to protest the military involvement in the Middle East.Danny Kizior '11 at the Homecoming game at the Knosher BowlGizmo patio ice skating rinkTKE parade floatWhiting Hall decorated for HomecomingTKE fraternity partyGroup in Seymour Union's Skylight roomJanet Grieg Post, leader in 1937 renovation of Old Main and 1894 graduateBrian Hastings '99 faces off against a Monmouth wrestler.Women standing in front of Whiting Hall for sorority rushStudents join hands during Homecoming in the "Snake Dance."WWI cadets in the mess hall erected by the barracks, south of the gym.Woman dancing on fieldFounder's Day tea in elegant dressMembers of the Knox College Choir on tour in Europe. Led by Choir Director Creston Klingman, the Choir visited nine countires and ultimately performed at the Brussels' World Fair.  Women's Soccer, Christina Fortner '93Arial view of campusWomen's  gym class wand workStudent DJs in the WVKC 90.7 FM studio. WVKC is known as the Voice of Knox College.Students working in the mail roomMay Day CelebrationKnox Cadets lined up in front of Old MainBaseball teamFlunk Day pie in the faceWhiting Hall bowling alleyKnox College women’s golf  teamClass of 1920 graduation processional at First Congregational ChurchStudents in Russia for a "mini term" program with Prof. Momcilo Rosic, standing fourth from rightStudents excercising in the E. & L. Andrew Fitness Center. Named in honor of Trustee Laurel J. Andrew '86 and her parents, Ed and Edie Andrew, who, along with other family members and family foundations, provided the lead gifts for the 13,000 square foot facility.Knox women outside the Knox ObservatoryEric Kirchmann '91 (41) and Mike Schwalbach '91 (43) during a home basketball game.White Sox game played at Willard Field.Post Hall dorm roomBeta Theta Pi menKnox College tie with pattern using the college sealPi Phi cookie shineSeymour Library study tableCommencement processional through Standish ParkStudents on the lawn behind Old Main blowing bubbles.Muddy student on Flunk DayActors rehearsing a train hold up for the Centennial celebration.Knox College women's rifle teamOld Main in winter, on a "Season's Greetings" postcardProfessor Peter Schramm, Watson Bartlett Professor of  Biology, with students.  Schramm taught at Knox from 1965 to 1995 and has been integral in the stewardship of Green Oaks.Seymour Hall north entranceKnox RegattaLaboratory, George Davis HallThe Class of 2008 awaits their diplomas at graduation.Professor William Ripperger, an unidentified student, Gus Sampaio, Fabio Van Roon, Gregg Bieser, Joseph Fernando and (seated) Brian McGee in the Computer Center, Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.A dorm room in the Quad -- Knox's main student housing area, which is a series of buildings that form a square on the south side of campus.Professor Bill Brady, English, taught at Knox from 1962 until 1994 when he retired.  He was beloved by generations of Knox students for his Shakespeare classes.Women in front of the Old Main "Knox College for Lincoln" banner.Class of 1985 protest poster, "Don't preserve war machines like toys."Knox basketball conference championsWomen of the Pan-Hellenic CouncilWVKC staff on the steps of Old MainKnox women sewing costumes for the Centennial celebration on the steps of Alumni Hall.Five Knox football team membersMaze for training a white rat in the psychology departmentThe Carnival of ClubsROTC cadets with an automatic weaponCoed Knox rifle teamSiwash football graphicClass Scrap/Pushbattle, the annual fall initiation of freshmen men by sophomore men on Willard Field"Ghetto Rules" flag atop Old Main's Bell Tower. The flag was planted by residents of the top floor of Seymour Hall, otherwise known as "The Ghetto."Entry way and staircase of Seymour Student UnionMusic faculty and studentsGreek women participating in the Greek Week events.Puddles synchronized swimming in the Lay Natatorium, Memorial Gymnasium"Galesburg's Tropical Paradise -- only $5190 a year" sign in a residence hall windowWomen golfers drinking pop on the course.Mock Presidential convention at the Galesburg ArmoryKnox College women's archeryGreek Week pie-eating contest in front of the Gizmo.The Knox Galesburg Symphony in Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts. The symphony, conducted by Professor of Music Bruce Polay, celebrates its 60th year during the 2011-2012 season.Donald Tchoypa '13 races for control of the ball in a Prairie Fire home soccer game.Students playing cards in the Hearth, Alumni HallSquirrel
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