In fiscal year 2009, the USF Library Archives won a grant from the Illinois State Library under the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Library Services Technology Act. This grant has allowed us to digitize approximately 3,000 items from our Archives’ collections and create an online collection to showcase them.
This online collection called Sharing Our Past, A Visual History is now complete and open for use. It includes materials from 1925 to the present, covering Sisters, Faculty, Staff, Students, Buildings, Activities, Athletics and much more. The Sisters of St. Francis and the University of St. Francis are deeply rooted in the City of Joliet and in Will County. The history of the school provides insight into the daily and scholastic life of college students in the area, showing the changes over time in educational and social norms. This online collection is a visual representation of that history.
Please visit the collection or visit the Library Archives homepage.
**If you have additional information about any photographs or items that you see in the collection please contact the Archives at email@example.com. We welcome your help and support in adding to our University’s memory.