The catalogue blog posts will be more sparse, in that they will be contained to photo captions unless the require an external link, considering much of their content is repeated year to year. These posts are meant to establish a greater sense for the daily activities and community of St. Ignatius and Loyola Academy that was the foundation for its stage performances. I have gathered information on every year’s “Daily Order,” tuition, terms, and faculty between 1880-1910.

1880-1881

Daily Order 1880.jpg
The Daily Order, Tuition is $40 per 10 Months, Classes are heavily humanities based: Latin, Greek, Physics, Chemistry, Penmanship, Book-keping, German, French, Religious Instruction, Mathematics or Arithmetic, English, Geography, and History
1880, Poetry Class.jpg
Example of a poetry class (sophomore year) curriculum with classical authors and an emphasis the centuries of Augustan and Romantic literature.

1882-1883

1882-83, The German Academy, The St. Caecilia Society.jpg
First appearance of the St. Caecilia Society. The organization acts as a choir or Glee Club.
13th Annual Commencement, Programe, St Cecilia Choir.jpg
The St. Cecilia Choir performs for the thirteenth Annual Commencement, which, despite the misspelling, could most certainly be The St. Caecilia Society. A lecture on “The Augustan Age,” is indicative of an emphasis on eighteenth century poetry in the curriculum.

1884-1885

1884-85, Summary of total in departments=306.jpg
The study body total in 306 (remember the Loyola University advertisement in The New World that broadcasted having a student body of over 1,600?)

1885-1886

1885-86 Donations to the Library and Museum.jpg
Throughout the catalogues, inventory of donations to the library and the museums of the department of mineralogy and natural history are made. Donations are various samples of nature artifacts and taxidermied animals.
1885-86, Academic Circle, Feb 2d, 1886, Selection from the "Mikado" by the Orchestra, Scene from "King John," Selection "Mr. Smith" delivered by John F. Fitzgerald .jpg
Both the scientific circle and academic circle held events around the same time. The scientific circle held a demonstration on properties of combustion. The academic circle’s program, above, featured a musical selection from “Gilbert and Sullivan’s” Mikado, supposedly performed by the Students of St. Ignatius. The program also includes a performance of a scene from “King John.”

1886-1887

1886-87 The Classical Course- "this is the only Course that fully develops all the faculties, forms a correct taste, teaches the student how to use his powers to the best advantage...".jpg
Classical course description claims that it is the only course “that fully develops all the faculties, forms a correct taste…and teaches [the student] to excel in any pursuit.” The emphasis on the study of Classics as an integral part of a proper education is interesting to our modern context.
1886-87, Joseph I. Sullivan-Catalogue of Students, studies Prepatory Elementary.jpg
Joseph I. Sullivan listed as a Preparatory and Elementary student. This is most likely Joseph I. Sullivan, director of “The Upstart” in 1898, perhaps the coordinator of the tableau vivant classical models and dramatic instructor at St. Ignatius.
1886-87, Award of Premiums, Distinguished in Reading, Joseph I. Sullivan.jpg
Joseph I. Sullivan is awarded the first premium in History and Geography for the Preparatory Class.

In the photograph below, “Coppens’ Oratorical Composition is on the curriculum. It can be supposed it is the literature of Rev. Charles Coppens, who would be celebrated at the   Golden Jubilee of September 29th, 1915, for having been a Jesuit Priest for 50 years and an instructor at St. Ignatius

1886-87, Class of Rhetoric, Dramatic Poetry- one of the objects of the class

1887-1888

1887-88, Chrysostomian Debating Society.jpg
The Chysostomian Society, claiming to have originated in 1875, acts as a sort of “Honors Society,” as the president is appointed by faculty and the organization’s object is to critically analyze and discuss literature. 
1887-88, Joseph I. Sullivan in Third Commercial.jpg
Joseph I. Sullivan is enrolled as a Third Commercial student. “Third” refers to the class number (like a section) and “Commercial” refers to study with the object of pursuing a commercial career. 
1887-88, Third Class Commercial awards, Gold Medal Next in Merit, Joseph I. Sullivan.jpg
Joseph I. Sullivan is next in merit for the Gold Medal of the Third Commercial Class. 

1888-1889

1888-89 Daily Order and Terms
The Daily Order is the same as it was in 1880, I include this photo to demonstrate how it does not change for many years. 

 

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