Photos without a listed source are from the Saint Leo Archives
This archive contains photos, oral history interviews and documents related to the history of Saint Leo in all of its incarnations including Saint Leo Military College, Saint Leo Prep, Holy Name Academy, Saint Leo College, and the surrounding community. While there is much information and many photos and documents related to this community, there is no single digitized archive of these items. The purpose of this archive is to digitize and organize these collections into an easily accessible format.
This collection is growing, so keep checking to find new items.
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Saint Leo was founded by Benedictines in the late 19th century. It began its life as an educational institution for boys with Saint Leo Military College. Over the years it became a prep school, a two-year college, a four-year college, and now a university. The Benedictine sisters ran a school for girls called Holy Name Academy. These institutions grew along with the surrounding neighborhoods, creating a dynamic and diverse community. The history of this community is reflected in this collection.
Amanda Beck, History Major, B.A. 2019
Mikayla Alford, History Major, B.A. 2020
Alexander Tomberlin, History Major, B.A. 2021