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St. John’s gives you more than an education; it provides a network that’s always updating and growing. Read what Johnnies past and present are up to, and learn more about the college through our stories.

   
McDowell Hall on Fire in 1909

Feb 19, 2016, 11:52 AM

On Saturday, February 20, 1909, a fire engulfed McDowell Hall and nearly burned the historic center of St. John’s College to the ground.

   
February 5 1940 Life Magazine Article PS-8 thumbnail

Feb 5, 2016, 11:33 AM

In its February 5, 1940 issue, LIFE magazine took a look behind the scenes of the budding and distinctive curriculum at St. John’s College in Annapolis.

   
   
   
1933 Annapolis Campus Views 2 Northeast View of McDowell Hall

Oct 15, 2015, 8:53 AM

The 1933 Rat-Tat Yearbook for St. John's College contains some classic views of its Annapolis campus.

   
Annapolis Softball in 1981 thumbnail

Sep 29, 2015, 8:21 AM

The St. John’s intramural program has a long history of excellence.  A college public relations director attempted to get some national recognition for the program in a letter dated September 29, 1983.

   
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Sep 24, 2015, 8:45 AM

The 1933 St. John’s College football team had, in the words of the 1934 Rat-Tat yearbook, “one of the most successful football seasons in recent years.” Here is a recap the 1933 Homecoming game against Arnold College.

   

Sep 17, 2015, 8:40 AM

Want to take a glimpse at St. John’s College in 1934? The inside cover of the 1934 Rat-Tat yearbook depicts an aerial view of the Annapolis campus from eighty one years ago.

   
   
Annapolis Bookstore 1945-1946 Yearbook

Sep 3, 2015, 3:02 PM

The end of World War II affected St. John’s College in numerous ways. Here is a vignette from the 1945-1946 yearbook that comments on regime change and the goings-on in the Annapolis bookstore during that tumultuous time.