USF Then and Now

The University of St. Francis will forever be home to the memories of its alumni who learned and lived at the Joliet campus over the last 90 years. The photos below, inspired by Dear Photograph and photographed by local photojournalist Matt Grotto, showcase memories captured in the past against their modern-day backdrop. They are a visual reminder of the university’s influence on its students and the community since its founding in 1920.

Feeling nostalgic? Take your own then-and-now photo and email it to us with a brief description of why the scene is important to you. Or, email a digital copy of your favorite USF photo with a similar description and we’ll take the picture on your behalf and share it with you.

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Want to see more old photos of USF? Check out the Brown Library Archive Online Collections.