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.

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.

November 5, 1968

Knox Cadets lined up in front of Old MainNewspaper article about Knox College and Monmouth College 100th football gameBeta Theta Pi menCast of the play "Much Ado About Nothing"Alumni Hall TheaterBaseball teamCadet BandKnox Siwash defeat Notre Dame Irish 12-5 at the Western "small-college championship" in Rock Island, IL.Old Main, Alumni Hall, ObservatoryKnox Regatta winning teamWhite Sox game played at Willard Field.Knox RegattaPi Phi cookie shineWhiting Hall women on their way to chapel.George Davis Hall under construction.Beta Theta Pi menThe 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.Women in front of the Old Main "Knox College for Lincoln" banner.Dandelion Day with students, custodian, Olaf Martin; President McClelland; Professor W.P. Drew; and Professor U. Quillan.Women's  gym class wand workBiology lab in George Davis HallFive Knox football team membersWomen standing in front of Whiting Hall for sorority rushMusic faculty and studentsClass Scrap/Pushbattle, the annual fall initiation of freshmen men by sophomore men on Willard FieldClass 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.The 1917 Senior play, "Breezy's Point," at the Orpheum Theater.Knox College GymnasiumWWI cadets in the mess hall erected by the barracks, south of the gym.Knox women swimming at the Galesburg High School pool.Barracks south of the gymInterior of the Knox College barracksCommencement processional through Standish ParkMay Day CelebrationClass of 1920 graduation processional at First Congregational ChurchSeymour Hall north entranceParade down Main St. at SeminaryBiology Club Homecoming float, "Sic 'em Siwash"Homecoming Parade float, "Spark Plug and Dr. Grogan"Mock Presidential convention at the Galesburg ArmoryLaboratory, George Davis HallChemistry lab, George Davis HallBiology lab, George Davis HallWhiting Hall decorated for HomecomingKnox College women’s golf  teamWomen golfers drinking pop on the course.Women’s debate teamPresentation 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.Knox women sewing costumes for the Centennial celebration on the steps of Alumni Hall.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.Actors rehearsing a train hold up for the Centennial celebration.Classes of 1902 and 1903 at the Centenary celebration festivitiesPhi Delta Theta fraternity canoe, Alumni Parade, Centenary CelebrationPaul Richmond '39, George Durako '40, unidentified woman, looking through the telescope at the Knox Observatory.Class of 1939 reunion pictureKnox College Women's basketballStudents playing cards in the Hearth, Alumni HallTKE fraternity partyKnox women outside the Knox ObservatoryWomen's field hockeyStudents of the Class of 1940  in front of Old MainROTC cadets with an automatic weaponAcademic procession through Standish ParkStudents and faculty in Founder's LoungeFreshman women's Green Ribbon Walk. Freshman men had to participate in a similar walk -- they wore green beanies instead of hats.Phi Delta Theta's playing cardsThe 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 battalion on Willard FieldMilitary parade through Standish ParkMembers 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. With the deployment of men to Europe and the Pacific during WWII, the Class of 1945 was exclusively made up of women.Founder's Day tea in elegant dressFour women help chalk the lines on a playing field.The Hearth, Alumni Hall basementBeanie crawlKnox College women's rifle teamKnox basketball conference championsMembers of the Knox riding club, Thunder-on-the-Left, and the Women's Athletic Association, enjoying an afternoon at Green Oaks.Ladies at a Green Oaks camp outKnox cheerleadersEntry way and staircase of Seymour Student UnionAerial view of campus and the barracks/shacksStudents join hands during Homecoming in the "Snake Dance."Students coming from Beecher ChapelWomen of the Pan-Hellenic CouncilFreshman orientation testsTKE parade floatKnox basketball teamKnox womenArial view of campusCoed Knox rifle teamPlanting trees at Green OaksKnox College women's archeryMembers 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.  Flunk Day paradeMock Democratic convention held in Memorial GymnasiumStudents 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.Students hold signs at the mock Democratic national convention.Bowling alley in the basement of Seymour Student UnionGizmo patio ice skating rinkGarfield Todd, former prime minister of Rhodesia, speaks with Knox studentsStudents working in the mail roomWomen walking toward Old MainKnox men walking on campusKnox women walking into Seymour Union, Alumni Hall, Old Main in backgroundLibrary circulation deskPublication staff and students of the Knox College Radio station 90.7 WVKC.Women of the Class of 1962Knox College ObservatoryTwo men walking towards Alumni HallGreek women participating in the Greek Week events.Greek Week pie-eating contest in front of the Gizmo.Football cheerleadersPost Hall dorm roomPost Hall lobbyKnox College students building a sandbag wall along the Mississippi River at the Centennial Bridge in Rock Island, Illinois.Knox College students digging for a sandbag wall along the Mississippi River at the Centennial Bridge in Rock Island, IllinoisA 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.Election Day, American Guerilla vigilantesElection Day protestBlack WeekCrosses 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.A typical student dorm roomOld Main in winterKnox students on campus with Dr. Harold Taylor, prominent educator, lecturer, author and former President of Sarah Lawrence College.Painting studio, Ford Center for the Fine ArtsTennis courtsKnox student in the bookstore, Carithers Hall, Seymour UnionMale cheerleaders at HomecomingFifty Year Club Garden party musiciansChemistry lab in Science Math CenterA "donkey basketball" game sponsored by the Delta Delta Delta sorority.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.Women's basketball in the Women's Gymnasium, now the Auxiliary GymnasiumGroup in Seymour Union's Skylight roomThe Old Jail with original covered porchDan Calandro '77 shooting during the 1974-1975 basketball season.Men's soccer action shotThe Lincoln Room in Seymour Union, which  features the Lincoln-Douglas Debate mural.Puddles synchronized swimming in the Lay Natatorium, Memorial GymnasiumWoman dancing on fieldThe Puddles synchronized swim team at the Lay Natatorium.Seymour Library study table"Galesburg's Tropical Paradise -- only $5190 a year" sign in a residence hall windowKnox Basketball player, Dan Calandro '77, Coach Harley Knosher, Coach Tim Heimann '70WVKC staff on the steps of Old MainStudents in Russia for a "mini term" program with Prof. Momcilo Rosic, standing fourth from rightSquirrelKnox College tie with pattern using the college sealWomen's cross country team at the boulder outside Memorial GymnasiumCast members of "Kiss Me Kate," featuring Professor of Theatre Robert Whitlatch.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.Women in a suite, Class of 1980International studentTri-Delta womenStudents and faculty enjoy Pumphandle in Memorial Gymnasium.Members of the Knox College Choir's Madrigal singers process across the South Lawn of Old Main.Residents of "The Ghetto," the nickname for the top floor of Seymour Hall,  plant a "Ghetto Rules" flag on the Old Main bell tower."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."Students in front of Alumni HallInternational students performing at the International Fair.Flunk Day pie in the facePost Hall, suite 2, Class of 1985Class of 1985 protest poster, "Don't preserve war machines like toys."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.Dance in Post Hall lobbyJerry Evans '86 carrying  the college mace at Commencement.La Tuna group from Barcelona, Spain, plays in the Gizmo.Senator Bob Dole visits campus during his presidential run.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.The 100th Knox vs. Monmouth football game, otherwise known as the Bronze Turkey Game. Student in the ceramic studio of the Ford Center for Fine Arts.Student DJs in the WVKC 90.7 FM studio. WVKC is known as the Voice of Knox College.Knox women's volleyballEric Kirchmann '91 (41) and Mike Schwalbach '91 (43) during a home basketball game.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.The students of A.B.L.E. (Allied Blacks for Liberty and Equality) HouseMuddy students on Flunk DayMuddy student on Flunk DayLisa Harrison '92  blowing bubbles at graduation festivities.President McCall indulging in "symbolism" at the Anti-Columbus Day Rally.Students during the Anti-Columbus Day Rally.Students performing at a Gizmo open mic.Students at a Take Back the Night Rally.Professor of Physics Charles Schulz '72 projecting a telescopic view of the lunar eclipse on the Gizmo Patio.A student watches a lunar eclipse through a welding mask.The Carnival of ClubsDance students practicing in Memorial GymStudents playing on Flunk DayBrian Hastings '99 faces off against a Monmouth wrestler.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. The Class of 2008 awaits their diplomas at graduation.Students 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.President Roger Taylor '63 and Anne Taylor '63 with balloons walking out of T. Fleming Field House after Homecoming dinner 2008.The 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.Donald Tchoypa '13 races for control of the ball in a Prairie Fire home soccer game.Danny Kizior '11 at the Homecoming game at the Knosher BowlLadies enjoy the campus in the springtime.
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