Did you know that St. John Fisher College was once an all-male school?
Would you believe that the Fisher men had to wear a suit and tie to classes and to all campus events, including in the dining hall?
The proof is in the St. John Fisher College Archive, where the campus history is preserved.
In the Freshmen Seminar course, first-year students get a taste of what it’s like to be an archivist. They get to explore artifacts from the closed collection people rarely get the opportunity to see. To really know the history of the campus, you need to be a good researcher and critical thinker.
In the late sixties, St. John Fisher College was a very different place than it is today. Students wanted change, and they worked to get it.
Come back to Letters from Lavery on October 17, 2016 to learn more about these influential students.
Keep Fisher History Alive!
Nancy Greco, Archives Librarian