Web Exhibits

1940 Aerial View of Campus
A Day in the Life, 1940-1941: The Pre War Years

Explore a day in the life of students at the College of the Holy Cross from Spring 1940 to Spring 1941.

Members of the V-12 Class in front of St. Joseph Chapel in 1942
A Day in the Life, 1942-1943: WWII On The Hill

Get a glimpse of what student life was like during the beginning of World War II.

NROTC Review 1944
A Day in the Life, 1944-1946: Ending the War and Post-War Education

Learn about members of the Holy Cross community who served in World War II and other campus events.

A woman looks into the distance. The spires of Fenwick Hall are in the background.
And Thus Entered Women: The Beginnings of Co-Education at Holy Cross from 1967-1976

This exhibit tells the story of the beginning of co-education at Holy Cross from 1967, when women attended classes during Co-Ed Day, to1976, when the first fully co-educational class walked across the stage at commencement. The stories of these early women Crusaders are told through videos, news clippings, photographs and other archival materials drawn from the Holy Cross Archives and Distinctive Collections.

Holy Cross 1976 Commencement
Co-Education at Holy Cross: A Timeline

This time line captures milestones in co-education from 1967, when the first Co-Ed days were held, to the present. Photographs and other archival materials drawn from the Holy Cross Archives and Distinctive Collections are used to illustrate these important moments.

1940s exterior of Dinand Library
Archives and Distinctive Collections In-Person Exhibits

Please visit The Archives and Distinctive Collections'  exhibits on display in Dinand Library. They can be viewed during the library's open hours. 

Main Reading Room: 

50th Anniversary of Co-education at Holy Cross 

First Floor Rotunda:

Be Opened: The Deaf Catholic Archives

Second Floor: 

Hidden Treasures: Highlights from Distinctive Collections