To commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, the Rosemont College Archives will display the E. Considine McManus John F. Kennedy Memorabilia Collection for the month of November 2013.
Emily Siegel, Archives assistant, had the opportunity to travel to Nigeria to help the train the Sisters there in archival work. We are so excited for her to share her knowledge with us. There is an exhibit of her experience in the Archives exhibit space on the main floor of Kistler Library.
Since the start of Rosemont College, there has been an obvious need for a campus chapel. Initially a makeshift chapel was set up in a room of Main Building. Then, in 1926, the chapel was moved to the basement of the recently completed Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library.
On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, we had the distinct pleasure of hosting Dr. Susanna Gold at the Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library at Rosemont College. She gave an informative lecture on the works of Pierce Francis “Frank” Connelly, son of Cornelia Connelly who was the foundress of the Society of the Holy Child of Jesus.
Imagine Mass celebrated on a glacier. That is just one of the remarkable feats of the subject of our current archives exhibit, Father Bernard Hubbard, S.J., a missionary and explorer to Alaska in the 1930’s and 40’s.
Archives Assistant, Emily Siegel, ‘14, curated the first part of this exhibit, which portrayed Rosemont athletics from 1923 - 1960. It showed that women’s colleges were places where women could be athletic, in a safe, accepting environment, during a time when this may have been frowned upon in other places.
The students and staff at Rosemont College, since it’s inception, have time and time again been brought together through a common interest in performing and listening to music. The campus has been host to a number of notable names in the musical world and has provided students with the opportunity of expressing their musical talents through various student/staff run clubs and activities.
Take a break from the onslaught of new information to familiarize yourself with the Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library and consider some less serious information. Get to know the girl for whom this building was named.
The archive's spring 2019 intern, Brianna Coltrane created an exhibit on her fellow alum Yvonne Chism-Peace. She included Yvonne's recent poetry, current photos and some from her time as a student, and an email interview with Yvonne herself. The exhibit was installed in May 2019.