Jean Dolores Schmidt, BVM, papers, 1960-2006.
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Born August 21, 1919, San Fransisco, California. Educator. Sr. Jean Dolores Schmidt, BVM, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schmidt. She joined the religious order of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1937. Sister Jean Dolores earned her B.A. at Mt. St. Mary College in Los Angeles in 1949 and her M.A. at Loyola University, Los Angeles, in 1961. After several years as a teacher at elementary schools, including St. Vincent in Chicago, St. Bernard in Los Angeles, and St. Charles in...
Women's Catholic College established by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virigin Mary (BVMs) in 1930; merged with Loyola University Chicago in 1991; the final Mundelein graduation took place in 1993. Mundelein was the first self-contained skyscraper college for women in the world and the last four-year women's college in Illinois at the time of its affiliation with Loyola. The official groundbreaking for the school occured on November 1, 1929, just days after the stock market crashed. The b...