Tag Archives: memorabilia

St. John’s University Scrapbook, 1870-1935

This scrapbook contains memorabilia and newspaper clippings related to St. John’s University and to the Catholic community in Brooklyn, including events held at the Lewis Avenue, Brooklyn Campus at St. John’s College Hall, the Church of St. John the Baptist, the St. John’s Seminary, the St. John’s Parochial
School, and events in celebration of John Loughlin, the first Bishop of Brooklyn (1817-1891). There are also programs for various events relating to the centenary celebration of the Miraculous Medal in 1930. A number of St. John’s University presidents, church officials, and other prominent persons related to
early St. John’s history are represented in the scrapbook.

It is inferred that Joseph W. Carroll, a student at St. John’s University from 1870-1874, was the original creator of the scrapbook because of a penmanship sample which matches the remains of correspondence long ago ripped out of the
scrapbook dating to 1870 when he was a student at St. John’s, as well as Carroll’s involvement in the various events for Bishop Loughlin included in this scrapbook.

Finding Aid (PDF)

St. John's University Scrapbook



Arthur B. Carton Collection, 1921-1925


Finding Aid (PDF)

Arthur B. Carton received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John’s College in 1925, and graduated from St. John’s School of Law in 1928. He was the secretary of his freshman class, an editor of the student publication Red and White, a member of the Joyce Kilmer Fraternity, and the manager of the St. John’s College baseball team (1922-1923) and football team (1923). He was actively involved in the Alumni Association for many years.

This collection is comprised primarily of St. John’s sports memorabilia, along with a few class registration cards and academic schedules. The baseball scrapbook contains newspaper clippings about the St. John’s baseball team, some memorabilia, and letterheads mainly from colleges and universities. There is a miniature football-shaped charm inscribed, “St. J. 13 Fordham 0 / Arthur B. Carton MGR / 1923” which he received as the manager of the first entirely St. John’s College football team (without St. John’s Prep students).


Exhibition: Student Life @ SJU: Highlights from the University Archive

January 28, 2014 -February 9, 2014
St. Augustine Hall 3rd Floor

Student Life @SJU Highlights from the ArchivesSince the founding of St. John’s in 1870, students have been active participants in their education and in campus life. From the first student literary magazine published in the 1890’s, Sparks, to Freshman Beanies worn in the 1950’s, St. John’s students have shown their pride in many ways. This exhibition includes some of the unique items from St. John’s history that are housed in the University Archives.

Share your memories with us!
The University Archives collects the records of the university, (including records of student organizations), memorabilia and photographs, publications, and more. If you have items you are interested in donating, please contact us at 718-990-1465.

Want to learn more?
The photographs, memorabilia, and publications on display here, among many other resources, are available for research in the University Archives by appointment.