University of Notre Dame

The Story of Notre Dame
Brother Aidan's Extracts


Mr. G. Campeau, Director of Gymnasium 1847

"Athletics then were almost unknown. We had swings, handball in fine weather and football in winter. Quite a common amusement was the playing of marbles, in which all the students indulged. Among the best players were two Indians, young men of full age. They came from Illinois." SCHOLASTIC, 41:2, 1858

SCHOLASTIC, 7:334-5, 1873

Father Alex Kirsch has kindly consented to give an exhibit of stereopticon views in the Washington Hall next Thrusday afternoon . . . The proceeds of the entertainment are to be devoted to the Athletic Association, which is trying hard to pay off a debt of $350 contracted during the football season. 1897

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