This exhibit, originally mounted for the 2004-5 academic year, is a collection of autographs, manuscripts, photographs and artwork from some of the greatest names in literature, art, politics and the military of the WWI era. A society created to help French war orphans intended to auction the material for a fundraiser. To prevent the collection from being broken up, Mrs. David Johnson bought the whole collection and donated it to Holy Cross in 1953 in memory of her husband who attended the Preparatory Class. View the exhibit >
This exhibit was originally mounted from February-June, 2002. Through photographs, music, stationary, blueprints and architectural proposals, paintings, and religious objects, the exhibit depicts images from Holy Cross’ predecessor institutions and significant people in the early life of the college. Of particular interest are a cope and other religious items owned or used by Bishop James Healy, many of which were commissioned to celebrate his 25th anniversary as Bishop of Portland, Maine. Bishop Healy was valedictorian of the first graduating class at Holy Cross in 1849. These items were loaned by the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland for the exhibit. View the exhibit >
The College of the Holy Cross Tour of sculptures found in exterior spaces provides the viewer with a virtual tour of the campus. Pairing historical photographs drawn from the the Holy Cross Photograph Collection with photographs taken by Haley Allen, class of 2011 during the summer of 2009 this exhibit provides the viewer with a history of the sculpture at Holy Cross as well as a short biography of the artist.
In addition to keeping up with their busy academic schedules and demanding extracurricular commitments many Holy Cross students choose to donate their time and energy to charitable causes throughout the greater Worcester community through service organizations such as Student Programs for Urban Development, or SPUD as it is more commonly known. This exhibit, which includes photographs and materials drawn from the Holy Cross Archives, the Student Government Association and the Department of Public Affairs, is meant to highlight a few of the many ways that Holy Cross lends a helping hand to Worcester and its people.
A Day in the Life: Student Life Through the Years is a new series of digital exhibits created by the staff of the College of the Holy Cross Archives and Distinctive Collections on the ArcGIS StoryMaps platform. These exhibits provide the viewer with snapshots of life at Holy Cross during different decades. The photographs, videos and other archival materials used to enrich this experience are drawn from the Archives’ collections. We have chosen to begin our historical tour of Holy Cross with the 1940s to highlight a promotional video that was digitized in 2020. More exhibits will be added to this series in the future. Stay tuned for future additions!