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    • 1876gr

    • 1876 Sketch of the Greene Mansion and Mound Farm.
    • Judge George Greene, member of the Iowa Supreme Court and president of several, Cedar Rapids organizations, purchased 900 acres in Linn County, Iowa and named the property "Mound Farm." He died in 1880, and his wife leased part of the property,...
    • 1940lib

    • Students at work in the college's library, located in Warde Hall (ca. 1940-1950).
    • During the days of the Mount Mercy Academy and Mount Mercy Junior College, the library occupied the west side of the south end of second floor, Warde Hall.
    • 1952grad

    • 1952 Mount Mercy graduation.
    • An image from the 1952 Mount Mercy Junior College commencement ceremony, held on campus grounds.
    • 1965grad

    • 1965 Mount Mercy College commencement.
    • An image from the May 1965 Mount Mercy College commencement ceremony, held in the campus chapel.
    • 1972grad

    • 1972 Mount Mercy College commencement.
    • An image from the 1972 Mount Mercy College commencement ceremony, which was held at St. Matthew's Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
    • 20splay

    • 1920s play production, Mount Mercy Academy and Junior College.
    • This 1920s play production was performed on the original, Warde Hall stage.
    • 223mcauley

    • Room 223, McAuley dormitory.
    • An image of room 223 McAuley in 1957 and its resident. The building served as a the first dormitory at Mount Mercy Junior College.
    • 24lightner

    • A rear view of Warde Hall, the original Mount Mercy building (ca. 1925).
    • A rear view of Warde Hall, offering a rare glimpse of advertising for the Lightner Brothers Construction Company, contractors for the building.
    • 24wmodt

    • A 1924 image of Warde Hall, the original Mount Mercy building.
    • A 1924 image of Warde Hall, the original Mount Mercy building, featuring a Model T automobile.
    • 27acad2

    • 1927 Mount Mercy Academy students.
    • 1927 Mount Mercy Academy students gather in front of Warde Hall. The image includes later, college president, Mary Agnes Hennessey.
    • 28orchestra

    • 1928 Mount Mercy orchestra.
    • An image of the 1928 Mount Mercy orchestra. Students from Mount Mercy Academy and the junior college participated in the group, performing in concerts and choral festivals.
    • 30gym1

    • Early gym class at Mount Mercy College.
    • Basketball is one of many offerings in 1920s gym classes at Mount Mercy Junior College.
    • 40mycpool

    • May crowning ceremony by the grotto pond (1940s).
    • A May crowning ceremony culminated in a campus processional through the grotto. Here, students follow the newly, selected May queen through the grotto, near the pond (1940s).
    • 40schapel

    • Scene in Mount Mercy Junior College Chapel (1940s).
    • Each Sunday, Mount Mercy Junior College and Academy students put on white dresses and veils to attend Mass in the campus chapel, located in Warde Hall. The stained glass windows, imported from Munich, Germany, were installed in 1928. The chapel's...
    • 40sdorm

    • 1940 dormitory room in Warde Hall, Mount Mercy Junior College.
    • A pair of roommates sharing time in their 1940s room in Warde Hall, Mount Mercy Junior College. The building housed rooms for students, the Sisters of Mercy, a laundry room, bathrooms, classrooms, and offices.
    • 41biol

    • 1941 biology class at Mount Mercy Junior College
    • Students in the college laboratory are working with various models and their microscopes (1941).
    • 48choral

    • Mount Mercy music department (1948).
    • The Mount Mercy Junior College students practice to perform in the upcoming, College Festival, sponsored by the Mount Mercy music department (1948).

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