The Newspaper clipping files include some history of the college as seen through Waukesha and Milwaukee area newspaper sources. Eventually, this index will be completely searchable online. In the meantime a few popular topics have been selected and are listed below. For more information, please contact the archivist.
Frequently Asked Questions:
First Soccer Game Played in the US
On Oct. 11, 1866, Carroll College students challenged the "young men of Waukesha" to a game of "foot ball," which researchers think was actually the pre-curser to modern soccer.
- 10/16/1866 Match Game at Foot Ball (Waukesha Freeman)
- 10/23/1866 Foot Ball (Waukesha Freeman)
Read more about the earliest games in the Wisconsin Soccer Historical Society article.
Football History- The First Forward Pass
On September 5, 1906, football history was made at Carroll College. In a game played with St. Louis (MO) University, the first legal forward pass, which was developed by St. Louis' coach Eddie Cochems, helped to defeat Carroll on their home field.
Native American Indian Mounds
- 09/21/1963 First forward pass event to celebrate (Waukesha Freeman)
- 01/17/1981 First legal forward pass thrown here (Waukesha Freeman)
- 06/06/1985 Portrait of the past: Passed it on (Waukesha Freeman)
- 10/11/1990 Carroll College helped make football history in 1906 (Waukesha Freeman)
Scholars estimate that more than 4,000 Indian mounds existed in Wisconsin, and a few of them are right here on the Carroll University campus. In the 1860s pioneer archeologist Increase Lapham mapped the Indian Mounds and proved that they were build by the ancestors of the Native American Nations.
- See The Antiquities of Wisconsin as Surveyed and Described by I. A. Lapham (1973) found in the Library's book collection: E78.W8 L2 1973
- 05/31/1906 A good meet : archeologists have an interesting field gathering : met at college Saturday (Waukesha Freeman)
- 02/13/2003 Ancient history outside our front door (Library Currents, the Carroll University Library newsletter)
Quality of instruction and personal attention are part of the heritage of Carroll's faculty, many of whom are part of the Carroll experience for two, three, and four decades. Jean Kilgour, a Physical Education professor at Carroll for 43 years (1926-1969) is remembered by hundreds of Carroll graduates for her enthusiasm and competence. "Teach" introduced coeducational physical education classes to Carroll, and under her leadership, women's athletics became an integral part of college life. She was the first woman to enter the Carroll University Athletic Hall of Fame and has a residence hall named in her honor. The Jean Kilgour Fund for Women's Athletics is a lasting legacy, helping to extend Carroll's mission of educating students in a liberal arts context.
Morgan Manor (the haunted house)
- 02/26/1969 Teach looks back (Waukesha Freeman)
- 04/27/1969 'The Teach' jogs into retirement (Milwaukee Journal)
- 05/19/1969 Students urged to act fearlessly in society (Milwaukee Sentinel)
- 09/14/1974 Carroll to rename halls (Waukesha Freeman)
- 10/09/1974 Woman among seven new Carroll inductees (Waukesha Freeman)
(now known as MacAllister Hall)
In 1895, George H. Wilbur built the house still resting at the southeast corner of College and East Avenues. Over the course of the next hundred years, the house became part of the Carroll University campus and has endured name changes reflecting those families who contributed to its renovation. For some years, the house served as a residence hall which some students thought was haunted.
Florizel von Reuter
- 11/09/1895 Geo. H. Wilbur's new home (Waukesha County Democrat)
- 10/31/1979 Ghost kept students jumpy (Waukesha Post)
- 10/23/1984 Playful ghost haunts manor (Milwaukee Journal)
- 10/23/1984 Eerie visions in Carroll's 'Morgue' (Milwaukee Journal)
Florizel von Reuter (1890-1985) retired to the Milwaukee area, ultimately moving to Waukesha in the early 1950s. A native of Davenport, Iowa, Mr. von Reuter spent his career playing his violin for the crown heads of Europe and ultimately headed the Vienna State Academy of Music. Among his students in Vienna was Milton Weber who later joined the Carroll College Music Department. Professor Weber was the first conductor of the Waukesha Symphony, which was founded in 1947 by Carroll President Nelson Vance Russell. When Florizel von Reuter retired to this area, a lengthy collaboration between the two musicians began. Mr. von Reuter was also a composer and an author.
Baby born in South Bergstrom Hall
- 05/14/1949 Concert violinist, born here, is broke and hungry in Berlin, needs job to return to his native city (Davenport Daily Times)
- 10/11/1950 A teacher and his pupil are reunited in Waukesha (Waukesha Freeman)
- 07/25/1952 World-famed violinist, once child prodigy, visitor here (Davenport Daily Times)
- [undated] Florizel Reuter accepts teaching post in Milwaukee (unknown Davenport paper)
- 05/13/1985 Musician von Reuter dies at 95 (Waukesha Freeman)
- 05/14/1985 A set of photos ... and an error (Waukesha Freeman)
- See also the Florizel von Reuter Collection
On Tuesday, November 12, 1985, a 22-year-old Carroll College student, gave birth to a baby girl in South Bergstrom Hall. The baby's cries were heard by residents of the hall who found her in a sealed plastic bag in a dormitory trash container.
- 11/13/1985 Baby girl found in trash can (Waukesha Freeman)
- 11/14/1985 Woman faces charge in baby abandonment (Waukesha Freeman)
- 11/14/1985 DA to charge woman in abandoned baby case (Milwaukee Journal)
- 11/15/1985 Attempted murder of infant is charged (Milwaukee Journal)
- 11/15/1985 Carroll student charged with attempted murder (Waukesha Freeman)
- 11/15/1985 Mother, 22, tells police she left baby in bag (Milwaukee Sentinel)
- 11/15/1985 People inquiring on adopting baby (Milwaukee Sentinel)
- 11/16/1985 Coed at mental health center (Waukesha Freeman)
- 11/19/1985 Mental competency expected as issue in baby's abandonment (Milwaukee Journal)
- 11/20/1985 Co-ed mom should be returned to jail (Waukesha Freeman)
- 11/21/1985 Carroll coed placed in jail; bail modified (Milwaukee Journal)
- 11/21/1985 Student mother ordered back to jail (Waukesha Freeman)
- 11/22/1985 Student mother free on bond (Waukesha Freeman)
- 11/25/1985 Student mother denied baby was hers (Waukesha Freeman)
- 11/25/1985 Carroll coed ordered to stand trial (Milwaukee Journal)
- 1/27/1985 'Disposal' of infant happened here before (Waukesha Freeman)
- 12/17/1985 Arraignment for Carroll student Friday (Waukesha Freeman)
- 12/20/1985 Carr enters innocent plea (Waukesha Freeman)
- 01/13/1989 Court: Carr cannot hire an attorney (Waukesha Freeman)
- 03/29/1989 Carr guilty of attempted manslaughter (Waukesha Freeman)
- 03/30/1989 Ex-student is guilty in baby case (Milwaukee Sentinel)
- 03/30/1989 Former Carroll student convicted in baby case
- 07/01/1989 Ex-Carroll student gets five years probation (Waukesha Freeman)
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