This weekend features a postcard folio of the educational institution where my great uncle C A Jacokes taught as a Math professor most of his professional life. I don’t list his full name since he didn’t have one. He was named C A on his birth certificate and was always referred to by the family as C A.
This folio is dated 1960, which was just after North Park renamed itself as a College. in 1997 it was retitled again to North Park University, while remaining in its original location in the Chicago suburbs and its original function as the sole seminary for the Evangelical Covenant Church.
Mentioned in the descriptive text is North Park Academy, a high school program operated by the College. It was closed after graduation ceremonies in 1969.
Curiously, the captions on the portrait format photos are along the long edge intstead of the bottom of the photos, which would match the other photos in this collection. Presumably, the manual layout techniques of this era did not allow for the publisher to put captions on the short edges, something that would be trivial today.
These photos also show some interesting historical details of the technology and lifestyles of that time, particularly in the campus store, the language lab and the medical clinic.