Tagged: individuals

The Father of Mother’s Day

On February 7, 1904, Francis Earle Hering proposed the idea of “setting aside of one day in the year as a nationwide memorial to the memory of Mothers and motherhood” to an audience of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Indianapolis [certificate below]. Frank Hering first attended the University of...

King Kersten

In the spring of 1972, Robert (Bob) Calhoun Kersten ran one of more memorable Student Body Presidential campaigns from his office in the fourth floor bathroom of Walsh Hall. Kersten’s candidacy was intended satire of student government and he ran under an oligarchy platform.  Despite University violations, Kersten’s running mate...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The University Archives, along with all other Notre Dame administrative offices, will close for the Christmas Celebration on December 24th and reopen on Monday, January 3rd. CAZA 40/01:  Christmas Card to Dr. Albert Zahm from the Wrights of Dayton, Ohio (a certain Orville and Wilbur), 1909. Dr. Zahm was a...

Rev. John “Pop” Farley, CSC

John Farley arrived to Notre Dame in the fall of 1897.  He came to study for the priesthood, but also had a penchant for athletics.  He won nine varsity monogram letters in football, baseball, and track, and was heralded as one of the great Notre Dame athletes for years to...