"To encourage emulation among the Notre Dame students, "Notes" were kept of their conduct, application, etc. They were often recorded in large paged books the size of small ledgers and were read in the study halls weekly. Here is an example of prefect's "Notes" made of a student in the Senior Department (later Brownson Hall) from October 25th to 30th, 1877, by Brother
Theodore, a Prefect."
-- Brother Aiden's Notes (1877)