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Graduation booklet given to Joyce Lucille Bell by the faculty of Siena College, Memphis, Tennessee, on May 20, 1943. Faculty signed their names inside. Siena College was a private, Catholic college established by Dominican nuns in 1922 as St. Agnes College, the first Catholic women's college in the Diocese of Nashville and in the Memphis metro area. Initially, the campus housed a kindergarten through twelfth grade girls' school, St. Agnes Academy established in 1851, and the college. In 1939, the academy moved to a new campus and the name of St. Agnes College was changed to Siena College. The college moved to a campus on Poplar Avenue just east of Cherry in 1953 where it remained until it closed because of financial difficulties in 1972.
"Siena College graduation booklet, Memphis, 1943" (2021). Documents. 19.