This exhibit examines St. Procopius College, now Benedictine University, during the World War I era. Many alumni of the all-male school served in the Armed Forces and sent letters to their alma mater, describing their duties in great detail. In addition, the influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 took its toll on St. Procopius College students, faculty, and alumni. St. Procopius responded to these challenges with a strong sense of community and patriotism.
Jennifer Westrick and Julie Wroblewski