Students of the Class of 1940  in front of Old Main

Students of the Class of 1940 in front of Old Main

September 26, 1940

Two men walking towards Alumni HallWWI cadets in the mess hall erected by the barracks, south of the gym.Women's field hockeyLisa Harrison '92  blowing bubbles at graduation festivities.Old Main in winterBarracks south of the gymWoman dancing on fieldThe 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.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." SquirrelThe 1917 Senior play, "Breezy's Point," at the Orpheum Theater.Newspaper article about Knox College and Monmouth College 100th football gamePhi Delta Theta fraternity canoe, Alumni Parade, Centenary CelebrationCoed Knox rifle teamBaseball teamPaul Richmond '39, George Durako '40, unidentified woman, looking through the telescope at the Knox Observatory.Pi Phi cookie shineKnox RegattaPresident Roger Taylor '63 and Anne Taylor '63 with balloons walking out of T. Fleming Field House after Homecoming dinner 2008.Whiting Hall women on their way to chapel.Music faculty and studentsCory Bieber '10 throws a fast pitch at a Knox College softball game.Knox College campus fox holes used for cadet training in WWI.Knox Regatta spectatorsBiology Club Homecoming float, "Sic 'em Siwash"Women of the Class of 1962Knox women outside the Knox ObservatoryArial view of campusHomecoming Parade float, "Spark Plug and Dr. Grogan"The students of A.B.L.E. (Allied Blacks for Liberty and Equality) HouseOld Main, Alumni Hall, ObservatoryPhi Delta Theta's playing cardsWomen's basketball in the Women's Gymnasium, now the Auxiliary GymnasiumSeymour Library study tableWomen in a suite, Class of 1980Football cheerleadersStudents coming from Beecher ChapelElection Day, American Guerilla vigilantesGarfield Todd, former prime minister of Rhodesia, speaks with Knox studentsBeanie crawlMuddy students on Flunk DayFreshman orientation testsInternational students performing at the International Fair.A "donkey basketball" game sponsored by the Delta Delta Delta sorority.Male cheerleaders at HomecomingClass 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.With the deployment of men to Europe and the Pacific during WWII, the Class of 1945 was exclusively made up of women.Students and faculty in Founder's LoungeWhite Sox game played at Willard Field.Alumni Hall TheaterGreek women participating in the Greek Week events.Laboratory, George Davis HallView of Seymour Library in the winterFreshman women's Green Ribbon Walk. Freshman men had to participate in a similar walk -- they wore green beanies instead of hats.Knox basketball teamDonald Tchoypa '13 races for control of the ball in a Prairie Fire home soccer game.Lombard bell tower in the spring timeStudents participating in Knox College's Repertory Theatre Term -- or "Rep Term," as it is commonly known --  building the set.May Day CelebrationKnox College Women's basketballStudents on the lawn behind Old Main blowing bubbles.Knox Basketball player, Dan Calandro '77, Coach Harley Knosher, Coach Tim Heimann '70Knox College women’s golf  teamDanny Kizior '11 at the Homecoming game at the Knosher BowlThe 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 playing in the leaves beneath the ginkgo tree in front of Seymour LibrarySeymour Hall north entranceDance students practicing in Memorial GymWomen’s debate teamKnox women sewing costumes for the Centennial celebration on the steps of Alumni Hall.Beta Theta Pi menCadet BandJanet Grieg Post, leader in 1937 renovation of Old Main and 1894 graduateA typical student dorm roomProfessor 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.Library circulation deskClass of 1920 graduation processional at First Congregational ChurchA 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.Knox College ObservatoryThe gingko tree and Cedar Street in front of  Seymour libraryVice 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.Ladies enjoy the campus in the springtime.Bowling alley in the basement of Seymour Student UnionFour women help chalk the lines on a playing field.Actors 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.Parade down Main St. at SeminaryClasses of 1902 and 1903 at the Centenary celebration festivitiesPuddles synchronized swimming in the Lay Natatorium, Memorial GymnasiumClass Scrap/Pushbattle, the annual fall initiation of freshmen men by sophomore men on Willard FieldWomen golfers drinking pop on the course.Knox Siwash defeat Notre Dame Irish 12-5 at the Western "small-college championship" in Rock Island, IL.Women's  gym class wand workElection Day protestMen's soccer action shotInternational studentWhiting Hall bowling alleyMembers of the Knox riding club, Thunder-on-the-Left, and the Women's Athletic Association, enjoying an afternoon at Green Oaks.Post Hall lobbyKnox College tie with pattern using the college sealMembers 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. 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.Dan Calandro '77 shooting during the 1974-1975 basketball season.Eric Kirchmann '91 (41) and Mike Schwalbach '91 (43) during a home basketball game.Five Knox football team membersStudents working in the mail roomWVKC staff on the steps of Old MainThe Puddles synchronized swim team at the Lay Natatorium.Gizmo patio ice skating rinkStudents playing on Flunk DayPlanting trees at Green OaksProfessor 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.Post Hall, suite 2, Class of 1985Students plant a garden during College for Kids summer program.Knox men walking on campusKnox College women's rifle teamMock Presidential convention at the Galesburg ArmoryThe Hearth, Alumni Hall basementThe 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)."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."Knox women swimming at the Galesburg High School pool.Women walking toward Old MainThe 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.Students during the Anti-Columbus Day Rally.Flunk Day paradeCandy James '08, doing the long jump at a track eventA 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.Knox student in the bookstore, Carithers Hall, Seymour UnionKnox College Greek Women: Donna Paulick, Tri Delta, Michal Diabs, Pi Beta Phi, Mollie Miller, Pi Beta PhiLadies at a Green Oaks camp outDandelion Day with students, custodian, Olaf Martin; President McClelland; Professor W.P. Drew; and Professor U. Quillan.Academic procession through Standish ParkAerial view of campus including the former men's and women's infirmaries west of Seymour UnionSiwash football graphicSenator Bob Dole visits campus during his presidential run.ROTC cadets with an automatic weaponProfessor of Physics Charles Schulz '72 projecting a telescopic view of the lunar eclipse on the Gizmo Patio.Students hold signs at the mock Democratic national convention.Commencement processional through Standish ParkVeritas sealFounder's Day tea in elegant dressProfessor 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.Old Main in a lightning stormKnox womenStudents and faculty enjoy Pumphandle in Memorial Gymnasium.Women in front of the Old Main "Knox College for Lincoln" banner.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.Biology lab, George Davis HallKnox basketball conference championsFifty Year Club Garden party musiciansKnox battalion on Willard FieldAerial view of campus and the barracks/shacksClara 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.Flunk Day pie in the faceMilitary parade through Standish ParkKnox Cadets lined up in front of Old MainJerry Evans '86 carrying  the college mace at Commencement.La Tuna group from Barcelona, Spain, plays in the Gizmo.The Old Jail with original covered porchThe 100th Knox vs. Monmouth football game, otherwise known as the Bronze Turkey Game. Knox women's volleyballStudents in Russia for a "mini term" program with Prof. Momcilo Rosic, standing fourth from rightBiology lab in George Davis HallMock Democratic convention held in Memorial GymnasiumKnox College mailboxesWomen's Soccer, Christina Fortner '93Interior of the Knox College barracksClass of 1985 protest poster, "Don't preserve war machines like toys."Residents of "The Ghetto," the nickname for the top floor of Seymour Hall,  plant a "Ghetto Rules" flag on the Old Main bell tower.Knox College GymnasiumBeta Theta Pi menJon Ripperger '86, playing baseballWomen's cross country team at the boulder outside Memorial GymnasiumMembers 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.Three different Knox sealsStudent DJs in the WVKC 90.7 FM studio. WVKC is known as the Voice of Knox College.Knox cheerleadersTKE fraternity partyClass of 1939 reunion pictureOld Main in winterWhiting Hall decorated for HomecomingKnox College students digging for a sandbag wall along the Mississippi River at the Centennial Bridge in Rock Island, IllinoisThe Lincoln Room in Seymour Union, which  features the Lincoln-Douglas Debate mural.Cast members of "Kiss Me Kate," featuring Professor of Theatre Robert Whitlatch.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. Knox College women's archeryOld Main in winter, on a "Season's Greetings" postcardPresentation 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.Tennis courtsWomen of the Pan-Hellenic CouncilKnox women walking into Seymour Union, Alumni Hall, Old Main in backgroundBrian Hastings '99 faces off against a Monmouth wrestler.Dance in Post Hall lobbyPresident McCall indulging in "symbolism" at the Anti-Columbus Day Rally.Students at a Take Back the Night Rally.Greek Week pie-eating contest in front of the Gizmo.Group in Seymour Union's Skylight roomKnox students on campus with Dr. Harold Taylor, prominent educator, lecturer, author and former President of Sarah Lawrence College.Members 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.  A student watches a lunar eclipse through a welding mask.Chemistry lab in Science Math CenterWomen standing in front of Whiting Hall for sorority rushThe Carnival of ClubsStudents in front of Alumni Hall"Galesburg's Tropical Paradise -- only $5190 a year" sign in a residence hall windowKnox Regatta winning teamStudents playing cards in the Hearth, Alumni HallChemistry lab, George Davis HallBlack WeekTKE parade floatStudents 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.Students of the Class of 1940  in front of Old MainMuddy student on Flunk DayPainting studio, Ford Center for the Fine ArtsStudents performing at a Gizmo open mic.Entry way and staircase of Seymour Student UnionCast of the play "Much Ado About Nothing"The Class of 2008 awaits their diplomas at graduation.Maze for training a white rat in the psychology departmentStudent at Seymour Library circulation desk demonstrating book bag search policy with Knox College President, Inman FoxStudents join hands during Homecoming in the "Snake Dance."Publication staff and students of the Knox College Radio station 90.7 WVKC.George Davis Hall under construction.Actors rehearsing a train hold up for the Centennial celebration.Post Hall dorm roomTri-Delta womenStudent in the ceramic studio of the Ford Center for Fine Arts.
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