The Student Council meets in Berchman‚Äôs Hall. A poster for the Shadowbrook Fund is in the background. Students we have identified include: Gordon G. Willard ‚Äô58 in the center with cigarette, and next to him, Robert Healey ‚Äô59 seated on the right. Student Council President William J. Doyle ‚Äô58 is seated to the left of the Shadowbrook poster. The Rev. Thomas F. Lyons, S.J., Dean of Students, is seated to the right behind the students.
Shadowbrook was an 100-room mansion built in 1893 by banker Anson Phelps Stokes in Lenox, Massachussets. Established as a Jesuit novitiate in 1922, it was an active educational center for generations of young men who studied and practiced there. Tragedy struck in 1956 when Shadowbrook was destroyed by fire and four Jesuit fathers perished in the flames. The Jesuits decided to build a new facility just down the hill which was completed in 1957. The Shadowbrook Fund Drive of which Fairfield University was a part contributed to the new school. Eventually, due to declining enrollment and rising costs, the Society of Jesus sold the facility in 1970. Image date is approximate.
Photographic print; black-and-white; 5 x 7 in.
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