Presentation 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.

Presentation 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.

1935

Lisa Harrison '92  blowing bubbles at graduation festivities.Interior of the Knox College barracksBiology Club Homecoming float, "Sic 'em Siwash"TKE parade floatJon Ripperger '86, playing baseballClass of 1920 graduation processional at First Congregational ChurchStudent DJs in the WVKC 90.7 FM studio. WVKC is known as the Voice of Knox College.The Old Jail with original covered porchKnox Regatta spectatorsAcademic procession through Standish ParkWVKC staff on the steps of Old MainBeta Theta Pi menKnox College students digging for a sandbag wall along the Mississippi River at the Centennial Bridge in Rock Island, IllinoisClass Scrap/Pushbattle, the annual fall initiation of freshmen men by sophomore men on Willard FieldStudents in Russia for a "mini term" program with Prof. Momcilo Rosic, standing fourth from rightElection Day, American Guerilla vigilantesBarracks south of the gymKnox women outside the Knox ObservatoryMembers 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.  Men's soccer action shotPublication staff and students of the Knox College Radio station 90.7 WVKC.Gizmo patio ice skating rinkThe Class of 2008 awaits their diplomas at graduation.The Lincoln Room in Seymour Union, which  features the Lincoln-Douglas Debate mural.The 100th Knox vs. Monmouth football game, otherwise known as the Bronze Turkey Game. International students performing at the International Fair.Knox College women's rifle teamProfessor 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.Knox women sewing costumes for the Centennial celebration on the steps of Alumni Hall.Knox College women's archeryWomen of the Class of 1962Knox College students building a sandbag wall along the Mississippi River at the Centennial Bridge in Rock Island, Illinois.Rootabaga 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. A typical student dorm roomClara 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's playing cards"Galesburg's Tropical Paradise -- only $5190 a year" sign in a residence hall windowWomen in front of the Old Main "Knox College for Lincoln" banner.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.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.Students and faculty enjoy Pumphandle in Memorial Gymnasium.Four women help chalk the lines on a playing field.Knox RegattaROTC cadets with an automatic weaponOld Main in a lightning stormKnox student in the bookstore, Carithers Hall, Seymour UnionPaul Richmond '39, George Durako '40, unidentified woman, looking through the telescope at the Knox Observatory.Students of the Class of 1940  in front of Old MainBiology lab, George Davis HallActors 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.Women's field hockeyFive Knox football team membersKnox College campus fox holes used for cadet training in WWI.Puddles synchronized swimming in the Lay Natatorium, Memorial GymnasiumOld Main in winterMilitary parade through Standish ParkMembers of the Knox riding club, Thunder-on-the-Left, and the Women's Athletic Association, enjoying an afternoon at Green Oaks.Lombard bell tower in the spring timeDance students practicing in Memorial GymKnox College mailboxesCory Bieber '10 throws a fast pitch at a Knox College softball game.WWI cadets in the mess hall erected by the barracks, south of the gym.Dan Calandro '77 shooting during the 1974-1975 basketball season.SquirrelView of Seymour Library in the winterThe 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.Knox basketball conference championsStudents during the Anti-Columbus Day Rally.Student at Seymour Library circulation desk demonstrating book bag search policy with Knox College President, Inman FoxPi Phi cookie shineLadies enjoy the campus in the springtime.Knox students on campus with Dr. Harold Taylor, prominent educator, lecturer, author and former President of Sarah Lawrence College.Freshman women's Green Ribbon Walk. Freshman men had to participate in a similar walk -- they wore green beanies instead of hats.Brian Hastings '99 faces off against a Monmouth wrestler.Muddy student on Flunk DayPost Hall, suite 2, Class of 1985Beanie crawlCandy James '08, doing the long jump at a track eventAerial view of campus and the barracks/shacksJerry Evans '86 carrying  the college mace at Commencement.Flunk Day pie in the faceBowling alley in the basement of Seymour Student UnionCadet BandWoman dancing on fieldWomen of the Pan-Hellenic CouncilTKE fraternity partyWomen in a suite, Class of 1980Group in Seymour Union's Skylight roomJanet Grieg Post, leader in 1937 renovation of Old Main and 1894 graduatePost Hall dorm roomStudents playing cards in the Hearth, Alumni HallGreek women participating in the Greek Week events.Students working in the mail roomVeritas sealWomen standing in front of Whiting Hall for sorority rushCommencement processional through Standish ParkHomecoming Parade float, "Spark Plug and Dr. Grogan"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.Whiting Hall bowling alleyBaseball teamAerial view of campus including the former men's and women's infirmaries west of Seymour UnionParade down Main St. at SeminaryGreek Week pie-eating contest in front of the Gizmo.Chemistry lab in Science Math CenterStudents and faculty in Founder's LoungeDandelion Day with students, custodian, Olaf Martin; President McClelland; Professor W.P. Drew; and Professor U. Quillan.Muddy students on Flunk DayThe Hearth, Alumni Hall basementNewspaper article about Knox College and Monmouth College 100th football gameWomen's cross country team at the boulder outside Memorial GymnasiumGarfield Todd, former prime minister of Rhodesia, speaks with Knox studentsEntry way and staircase of Seymour Student UnionPresident Roger Taylor '63 and Anne Taylor '63 with balloons walking out of T. Fleming Field House after Homecoming dinner 2008.Students hold signs at the mock Democratic national convention.Fifty Year Club Garden party musiciansStudents plant a garden during College for Kids summer program.Women's  gym class wand workKnox womenChemistry lab, George Davis HallTwo men walking towards Alumni HallMembers 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. Knox Cadets lined up in front of Old MainStudents playing on Flunk DayKnox basketball teamStudents 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.A 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.Flunk Day paradeMaze for training a white rat in the psychology departmentStudents in front of Alumni HallA "donkey basketball" game sponsored by the Delta Delta Delta sorority.May Day CelebrationWomen's Soccer, Christina Fortner '93Ladies at a Green Oaks camp outKnox Siwash defeat Notre Dame Irish 12-5 at the Western "small-college championship" in Rock Island, IL.The Puddles synchronized swim team at the Lay Natatorium.The students of A.B.L.E. (Allied Blacks for Liberty and Equality) HouseThe gingko tree and Cedar Street in front of  Seymour libraryMock Democratic convention held in Memorial GymnasiumClasses of 1902 and 1903 at the Centenary celebration festivitiesClass of 1985 protest poster, "Don't preserve war machines like toys."Whiting Hall decorated for HomecomingPresident McCall indulging in "symbolism" at the Anti-Columbus Day Rally.Football cheerleadersKnox College GymnasiumMock Presidential convention at the Galesburg ArmoryFreshman orientation testsFounder's Day tea in elegant dressKnox women's volleyballKnox College tie with pattern using the college sealStudents join hands during Homecoming in the "Snake Dance."Whiting Hall women on their way to chapel.Eric Kirchmann '91 (41) and Mike Schwalbach '91 (43) during a home basketball game.Tri-Delta womenDonald Tchoypa '13 races for control of the ball in a Prairie Fire home soccer game.Planting trees at Green OaksPresentation 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.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.Male cheerleaders at HomecomingSenator Bob Dole visits campus during his presidential run.Knox Regatta winning teamDance in Post Hall lobbyMusic faculty and studentsA 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.Students coming from Beecher ChapelMilton 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." Members of the Knox College Choir's Madrigal singers process across the South Lawn of Old Main.Women golfers drinking pop on the course.Knox College Women's basketballCoed Knox rifle teamWith the deployment of men to Europe and the Pacific during WWII, the Class of 1945 was exclusively made up of women.The 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).Painting studio, Ford Center for the Fine ArtsInternational studentSeymour Hall north entranceWomen’s debate teamPost Hall lobbyArial view of campusKnox women swimming at the Galesburg High School pool.Knox men walking on campusKnox College women’s golf  teamSeymour Library study tableAlumni Hall TheaterKnox Basketball player, Dan Calandro '77, Coach Harley Knosher, Coach Tim Heimann '70Students performing at a Gizmo open mic.Tennis courtsClass of 1939 reunion pictureA student watches a lunar eclipse through a welding mask.Biology lab in George Davis HallCast members of "Kiss Me Kate," featuring Professor of Theatre Robert Whitlatch.Class 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.Knox battalion on Willard FieldCrosses 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.The 1917 Senior play, "Breezy's Point," at the Orpheum Theater.Knox cheerleadersOld Main in winter"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."White Sox game played at Willard Field.Siwash football graphicElection Day protestOld Main in winter, on a "Season's Greetings" postcardStudents participating in Knox College's Repertory Theatre Term -- or "Rep Term," as it is commonly known --  building the set.The Carnival of ClubsThree different Knox sealsDanny Kizior '11 at the Homecoming game at the Knosher BowlThe 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.Actors rehearsing a train hold up for the Centennial celebration.Cast of the play "Much Ado About Nothing"Women's basketball in the Women's Gymnasium, now the Auxiliary GymnasiumStudents playing in the leaves beneath the ginkgo tree in front of Seymour LibraryStudents on the lawn behind Old Main blowing bubbles.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.George Davis Hall under construction.Black WeekPhi Delta Theta fraternity canoe, Alumni Parade, Centenary CelebrationLaboratory, George Davis HallLa Tuna group from Barcelona, Spain, plays in the Gizmo.Student in the ceramic studio of the Ford Center for Fine Arts.Women walking toward Old MainKnox College Greek Women: Donna Paulick, Tri Delta, Michal Diabs, Pi Beta Phi, Mollie Miller, Pi Beta PhiProfessor of Physics Charles Schulz '72 projecting a telescopic view of the lunar eclipse on the Gizmo Patio.Students at a Take Back the Night Rally.Beta Theta Pi menResidents of "The Ghetto," the nickname for the top floor of Seymour Hall,  plant a "Ghetto Rules" flag on the Old Main bell tower.Knox women walking into Seymour Union, Alumni Hall, Old Main in backgroundKnox College ObservatoryLibrary circulation deskOld Main, Alumni Hall, Observatory
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