Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois

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Documents and photos detailing the lives, work, and communities of the Sisters in Chicago, Illinois.

Items in the Chicago, Illinois Collection

Notre Dame High School - Chicago, Entrance with Students Studying
A view of the front entrance to Notre Dame High School. By 1946, the student body was so large that the seniors had to come in earlier and leave earlier to make room for other grades.

Notre Dame High School - Chicago, Cornerstone and Students
A view of the cornerstone at Notre Dame High School with students nearby. The inscription on the cornerstone reads "And this is the victory which overcometh the world, our faith." (1 John 5:4).

Notre Dame High School - Chicago, Front Entrance
A view of the front entrance to the Notre Dame High School in Chicago, IL with students exiting the building. Even with 30 chairs brought over from St Peter Canisius School, there were not enough chairs to furnish all the rooms when the school was…

Notre Dame High School - Chicago, Side Entrance and Students
A view of a side entrance to Notre Dame High School in Chicago, IL.

Notre Dame High School - Chicago, Front Doors with Students
A close-up of the front doors at Notre Dame High School in Chicago, Illinois.

Notre Dame High School - Chicago, Front Yard
A view of the front yard at Notre Dame High School in Chicago before the 1956 construction of the first addition to the campus.

Notre Dame High School - Chicago, Cornerstone
One side of the cornerstone at Notre Dame High School in Chicago, IL. The cornerstone was originally intended to be at the corner of Wellington and Mango over the foundation of the auditorium. Due to construction interruptions, the corner of the…

Notre Dame High School - Chicago, Cornerstone - Two Sides
A view of both exterior facing sides of the cornerstone at Notre Dame High School in Chicago, IL.

Notre Dame High School - Chicago, Cornerstone Inscription
A view of the inscription on one side of the cornerstone at Notre Dame High School in Chicago during the cornerstone ceremony. The inscription was suggested by Monsignor Markham, the brother of one of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

Notre Dame High School - Chicago, Ground Breaking
The ceremonial ground breaking at the site for the new Notre Dame High School in Chicago, IL on Mango Avenue. The first class of students were taught at St Peter Canisius School in 1937, who later moved to the new Notre Dame High School building when…

Notre Dame High School - Chicago, Ground Breaking with Sister Marie Teresa
Sister Marie Teresa ceremoniously digging the first hole at the site of the future Notre Dame High School campus.

Notre Dame High School - Chicago, Auditorium
A view of Notre Dame High School's auditorium and gymnasium. The space was used for plays, recitals, dances, and sports.

Notre Dame High School - Chicago, Christmas Play
A view of the first Christmas play, "The Light from Heaven," performed at Notre Dame High School in Chicago, IL.

Notre Dame High School - Chicago, Gym
A view of the back side of the dual auditorium and gymnasium at Notre Dame High School in Chicago, IL. Some of the early sports activities offered by the school were basketball, volleyball, ping pong, and bowling.

Notre Dame High School - Chicago, Chapel
Students at prayer in the school chapel.

Notre Dame High School - Chicago, Convent
The convent addition to the high school built from 1962-1963. The Sisters who staffed the school originally used some of its rooms as their convent, but as the student body grew, and subsequently the number of Sisters required to teach them, more…

Notre Dame High School - Chicago, Front Entrance, 1963
The front entrance of Notre Dame High School after the 1963 construction of a new wing to the school and an addition to be used as the Sisters convent.

Notre Dame High School - Chicago, North Wing Ground Breaking Ceremony
Sister Ellen St John, Provincial, makes the ceremonial first dig at the site for the north wing addition to the high school.

Notre Dame High School - Chicago, Future Addition Site
The grounds and property soon to be converted into the new North Wing at the high school and the Sisters' convent.

Notre Dame High School - Chicago, Chapel Interior
The interior of the renovated chapel at the Notre Dame High School in Chicago.