Monday, May 9, 2011

Parochial Parallels

Accession Number P75-54-0816g, Hughes Company Glass Negatives Collection,
Courtesy of the Photography Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
The exponential growth in student populations in Baltimore during the 1920s was not confined solely to the public schools.  The city's Catholic schools experienced similar population explosions.  During his 18-year tenure as the leader of the city’s parochial schools, starting in 1921, Archbishop Michael Curley raised 30 million dollars and led the parochial school system on a similar program of expansion to accommodate Baltimore’s schoolchildren.

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