Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Geneseo Collegiate Institute Girls Basketball Team

This picture is of the Geneseo Collegiate Institute Girls basketball team of 1901-1902. Members are back row: Gertrude Sargent Jones, Bernice Luther Gee, Jessie Andrews. Middle row: Stella Chapman, Kate Dickson, Louise Taylor White, Mrs. Hope Thompson, and Mabel Parker. Front row: Jessie Luther Williams, May Canfield Wells, Katharine Antes Bradley, and Grace Miller Young.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Geneseo Collegiate Institute

This is a picture of the Geneseo Collegiate Institute which was chartered on November 21, 1883 by the state. September 16, 1884 was the formal opening of the institute. It was located on the corner of State and Main Street in Geneseo, which had once belong to and had been occupied by the First National Bank. The Board of Aid for Colleges and Academies of the Presbyterian Church made annual contributions to maintain the school. It faced the present day city park. The first principle was the Rev. Norbury W. Thorton of Millersburg, IL. The building was capable of accommodating 300 pupils. The school closed in 1922.

Friday, June 2, 2017

High School Annual Staff 1927

This is a picture of the staff who put together the High School Sphinx in 1927.  Back row standing: Alice Dodge (calendar), Ralph Sieben (Associate Editor), Robert Murphy (Editor), Miss Helen Griggs (Advisor), Herbert Johnson (Athletics), Oscar Hamlink (Asst. Business Manager), Elsie McAvoy (Jokes). Front row seated: Elsie Williams (Organizations), Ronald Brown (Business Manager), Irene Armstrong (Typist), Doris Morrow (Art), and Phyllis Ford Snaps).

This is a picture of the building of Atkinson Hall. The building was built to accommodate the music department for the Geneseo ...