Category Archives: Lake Merritt Campus 1868-1957

HNU historical mural in Hester Building

Check out the historical mural in the Michael and Maureen Hester Administration Building that documents HNU’s story—from the arrival of the first Sisters to the establishment of the college and its relocation to the Oakland Hills.    

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Sister Barbara Williams: Life as a teacher and a Sister in the SNJM community

The text below is an excerpt of an interview with Sister Barbara Williams conducted on September 28, 2012, by Assistant Professor Anastasia Prentiss and Sister Carol Sellman. Minor edits have been made for clarity. Tell us why you decided to … Continue reading

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College of the Holy Names Physics Lab

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Color photo of College of the Holy Names at Lake Merritt

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College of the Holy Names post, Lake Merritt

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College of the Holy Names Nuns on Lake Merritt

College of the Holy Names Nuns on Lake Merritt, a photo by Holy Names University on Flickr.

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Out With the Old, In With the New

In 1957 the entire college moved from Lake Merritt to the new campus on Mountain Boulevard. The old property was sold to Henry Kaiser, its buildings demolished to make way for the Kaiser Building. Above, some alumni and SNJM Sisters … Continue reading

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College of the Holy Names musical group

College of the Holy Names music group pose in festive formal gowns, with trumpet and violin.

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Merry Christmas from Holy Names University

College of the Holy Names students and a Sister look on as a priest blesses a tree they are planting (we think! — let us know if you know more about this photo in the comments).

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Commencement

College of the Holy Names graduates pose on stairs of the school at the Lake Merritt campus.

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