Mount Mary College yearbook, “Autobiography of a College,” Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1939.
Mount Mary College was the first four-year women’s college established in Wisconsin. This two-page layout from the 1939 college yearbook shows students in history, math, and science classes.
Record-setting sprinter Ralph Metcalfe attended Marquette University in Milwaukee from 1932-1936.
Metcalfe took the silver medal in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics in a photo finish against Eddie Tolan. He won silver again in Berlin in the 1936 Olympics, finishing just behind track legend Jesse Owens. Metcalfe went on to a career in politics, first as an alderman in Chicago and then in the U. S. Congress, representing the state of Illinois.
Dolphin Club Swimmers, Madison, 1960.
It’s not entirely clear what these UW-Madison swimmers are up to (a co-ed synchronized swimming competition?), but they look to be dressed for a performance, with the men in collars and bow ties and the women in elbow-length gloves.
via: UW-Madison Archives by way of University of Wisconsin Digital Collections