When Latin parent Shashi Caudill was going through her father's papers, the last thing she expected to find was a mention of Latin School. Shashi's father, William (Bill), a prominent medical anthropologist, passed away when she was just 11 years old, and Shashi knew little about his youth. Read the full article and see the photos in the Spring 2016 Latin Magazine.
Yearbooks & Archives
Latin yearbooks, from 1902-2013, including both the girls and boys school yearbooks. You can search by year, decade, name and even keyword. Want to print your yearbook at home? No problem - now you can!
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Latin's archives boast a rich array of candid photos that serve as a window to another era. Easily shared on social media, these images tend to take the archival center stage. But in this edition of Looking Back, we take some of our treasured artifacts and objects off the darkened storage shelves and give them a turn in the spotlight and a chance to tell their tales. Read the stories on pages 4 and 57 in the Fall 2015 edition of Latin Magazine.
When Latin moved into its first school building on Dvision Street, it boasted a gym, but no outdoor play lot or athletic fields. Mabel Slade Vickery firmly believed in the benefits of fresh air and insisted that students have ample time for outdoor recreation and sports. Read the full article and see the photos in the Spring 2015 Latin Magazine.
On Friday, September 12, Latin School commemorated Mabel Slade Vickery's birthday with cupcakes, classroom activities and dozens of creative selfies with (images of) Latin's esteemed founder. Read the full article in the Fall 2014 edition of Latin Magazine.
As we come to the end of Latin's 125th anniversary celebration, Our Stories. Our School, we leave you with our favorite stories from the '20s, culled from the archives. Read the full stories in the Spring 2014 Latin Magazine.
Chicago Latin School first opened its doors on a crisp and bright October morning in 1888. A group of 10 boys - all about 10 years old, some accompanied by their parents - met in the library of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eliphalet Blatchford at 375 LaSalle Avenue to start the school year. Read the full article in the 125th Anniversary issue of Latin Magazine.
For 124 years, Latin has provided an outstanding education and nurturing environment for its students. While the Latin spirit has remained the same, the buildings themselves have come and gone, and evolved dramatically. Here, we take a look back at the places Latin students have called home over the years.
Do you remember where the boys school had study hall? What the playground at Scott Street looked like? See photos from the archives and read more about Latin's many homes in the Spring 2013 issue of Latin Magazine.
Every picture tells a story, and we need you to share yours. The vast majority of images in Latin's archives come from our yearbook collection. Candid, personal, photos, offer a unique glimpse into student life. The theme of Latin's 125th Anniversary is Our Stories, Our School. Now is the time to tell your story. Please share your memories by sending photos to the Alumni Office. Thank you! See some of the photos from the Archives in the Fall 2012 edition of Latin Magazine.
Latin's 125th Anniversary Celebration will take place during the 2013-2014 school year. In anticipation of this important milestone, the Alumni Office has begun archiving, studying and researching Latin's long and rich history. Telegrams, photos, yearbooks, letters and party invitation can be found in the archives, and all have a story to tell. Fascinating tidbits from the past include a summer class assignment to tame wild animals, historic yearbook photos, old newspaper clippings about Latin happenings and much more. See more photos in the Spring 2012 Latin Magazine.
Teresa Sutter is neither an archivist nor a professional historian. But that hasn't stopped her from tackling the daunting task of chronicling Latin School's nearly 125-year history - one vintage photograph, meal ticket and report card at a time. Read the full article in the Fall 2011 Latin Magazine.