Third President Sister Elvira Bredel (10-121)

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Descriptive Summary

Collection Title: University Records

Series Title: Third President Sister Elvira Bredel

Collection Number: 10

Series Number: 121

Extent: 1 manuscript box, 0.5 linear feet

Abstract: The Third President Sister Elvira Bredel Collection contains material related to the tenure of the third president of the University of St. Francis, Sister Elvira Bredel (1953-1962). It contains correspondence, photographs, reports, and materials related to conferences and meetings attended by the President.

History: Before Sister Elvira Bredel became President of the College of St. Francis in 1953, she was on the committee board that organized Student Government and drew up the first Student Government handbook. When she became president, she organized the Lay Advisory Board and the President’s Council.

During her presidency, CSF gained membership in the Associated Colleges of Illinois and established a graduate program in theology. She oversaw the first remodeling of Tower Hall in 1955 to accommodate the college’s growing student population. Additional student dorms were added in Tower Hall, the chemistry department was moved to St. Albert Hall, and the science lecture hall was created in St. Albert’s to accommodate the growth of the science department.

Physical Location: LG12- Section 3 - Shelf 3

Language: English

Processor: Linnea Knapp, Archives Librarian

Administrative Information

Restrictions on use and reproduction: All rights held by the University of St. Francis. For permission to reproduce, distribute or otherwise use materials, please contact Archives Staff.

Restrictions on access: None

Provenance/ Source of Acquisition: President's Office

Scope and Content Note

Types of material: The Third President Sister Elvira Bredel collection consists of Caritas material, College of St. Francis reports, correspondences between the president and the Diocese of Joliet, Right Reverend Romeo Blanchette, and Right Reverend Monsignor Edwin V. Hoover, meeting minutes and Joliet Diocese material.

Dates: 1953-1962

Container Listing

Box 1