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DEDICATION: Christian Brothers in America

(St. John Baptist de La Salle and Cardinal Newman): pp.6-7


Student Council and Its First Constitution: pp. 60-61


Administration: pp. 22-23 Summer Term Graduates 1947: pp. 58-59


Bro. G. Paul, President of the University, unveiling Leonard Hall: p. 16

Max Sorenson, National Commander of the Christian War Veterans, on campus: p. 17

Bro. Emilian James (Provincial of the Baltimore District, former President of La Salle): p. 17

Bro. Gregorian/Gregory Paul (President): pp. 20, 24

Bro. George Lewis (Vice-President): pp. 20, 24

Bro. Erminus Stanislaus (Dean): pp. 21, 24, 86

Bro. Gerardian Joseph (Registrar): pp. 21,24

Bro. Edward John (Bursar): p. 21

Joseph Flubacher: pp. 25, 89

Bro. Eadbert Charles (Sizeable Necrology): p. 30

Bro. Epaphras Pius (Sizeable necrology): p. 30

William J. Binkowski, Class of 1948: p. 31

Harry J. Gibbons, Class of 1948: p. 42

James T. ("Ted') Harris: pp. 43 ,83 ,91

Howard W. Hannum: p. 43

Thomas B. Harper III, Class of 1948: pp. 43 , 84

John L. McCloskey, Class of 1948: p. 48 Francis J. Nathans: p. 51

Student Council Moderator, Bro. George THomas: p. 61

Bro. Gerardian Joseph, picture top with students and radio: p. 63

Bro. George Thomas, picture bottom at desk: p. 63

Bro. Erminus Stanislaus, picture at desk: p. 67

"Pete the Barber": p. 64

Bro. Frederick Norbert, moderator for EXPLORER Yearbook: p. 78

Charles Kelly, moderator of the Masque: p. 81

Bro. D. Augustine, picture, moderator of NFCCS: p. 84

--Photo: Louis F. Budenz, former editor of DAILY WORKER

Bro. Chirstopher, picture at bottom of page, moderator of Premedical Society: p. 87

Bro. D. John, moderator for Newtonian Society: p. 91

Bro. D. Augustine, moderator for N.S.A Radio Club: p. 92

Bro. D. Joseph, moderator for Radio Club: p. 92

Bro. Norbert, moderator for Accounting Society: p. 92

Bro. Vincent, moderator for Equestrian Society: p. 93


Mention of orginal site of La Salle, Juniper and Filbert Streets: p. 8

Juniper and Filbert Streets, orginal site of La Salle was in 1984 the offices of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin newspaper: p. 10

La Salle in 1877 moved to the Bouvier Mansion at Broad and Stiles Streets: p.11

Postwar, June 1947, McShain Hall converted into a housing unit: p. 12

Leonard Hal (donated by the U.S. Government to the University): pp. 13, 16, 64

Benilde Hall (created post war to meet the rising enrollment): p. 15

War Memorial: p. 17

Picture of the College Chapel: p. 70


Signum Fidei Award: p.16

Honorary Degrees received by James C. Crumlish and Joseph G. Cox: p. 17

Religious Activities: pp. 70-71

Dances (Blue and Gold and Harvest Dance): pp. 72-75

Glee Club: p. 82


(History of) Basketball at La Salle: pp. 96-105 and 125

--1946-1947 Team: p. 97

--1947-1948 Team (including National Invitational Tournament, 1st appearance of a Philadelphia college team since 1936 [NIT]): pp. 98-105

--Freshman Basketball: p. 125

Outstanding Athlete (Joe Verdeur): pp. 106-107

Swimming: pp. 108-112

Baseball: pp. 113-116

Track: pp. 117-119

Crew: pp. 120-121

Golf: pp. 122-123

Tennis: p. 124

Intramurals (Basketball, Softball, Football, Bowling): pp. 126-129

Clubs and Organizations

Collegian (School Newspaper): pp. 76-77

EXPLORER (Yearbook): pp. 78-79

Masque (Drama Cub): pp. 80-81

International Relations Club (IRC): p. 83

National Federation of Catholic School Students (NFCSS) [10th Anniversary]: p. 84

Social Science Club: p. 85

Sigma Beta Kappa (Fraternity): p. 86

Premedical Society: p. 87

Podium Society (Music Club): p. 88

Economics Club: p. 89

Photo Club: p. 89

Radio Workshop: p. 90

Newtonian Society (Science Club): p. 91

National Student Association (NSA): p. 91

Accounting Society: p. 92

Equestrian Society: p. 93

Dante Society (Poetry Club): p 93

Doernenburg Society (German Club): p. 93


Data initially organized by Bro. Joe Grabenstein, January 31, 2007. Data entered by Stephen Childs [student worker], March 11, 2008. Additional date entered by Jen McShane [student worker], February 11, 2009. Entered into digital commons by Alex Palma [student worker], September 13, 2012.

Explorer 1948

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