Making connections back to various points throughout history is an integral part of human growth and understanding. How can we know where to go without knowing where we’ve been?
Fontbonne University prides itself on its storied heritage, going all the way back to when the school was founded in 1923 by the Sisters of St. Joseph. What started as a small college for women in Carondelet has expanded to the diverse, coeducational university that Fontbonne is today.
Tradition rooted in service, love, and generosity is at the core of Fontbonne. It’s our job—every student, faculty, and staff member—to appreciate and uphold these traditions and values.
By exploring all that the Fontbonne University Archives has to offer, we can begin to understand how Fontbonne’s historic past—from the ordinary to the extraordinary, the humorous to the genuine, and the crazy to the controversial—has created our present and guides our future. The Griffin Roar has partnered with the Fontbonne University Archives to present digitized volumes of the Fontbonne student publications—The Font and Fontbanner—dating back to the first publication in 1926.