History of Quincy University 1860-1912
Jubilee is a published keepsake that celebrates St. Francis Solanus College's 52nd year since its foundation in 1860. This document records everything from the college's humble beginnings to its then current accomplishments of 1912.
The college is named after St. Francis Solano (1549-1610) who spent 14 years performing missionary work in South America, especially in Peru.
St. Francis Solanus College was "an institution for the higher education of boys and young men under the direction of the Order of Friars Minor, or Franciscans, of the Sacred Heart Province. It is officially recognized by Bishops and Priests as the Diocesan College of the Catholic Diocese of Alton, Illinois. There is, however, nothing local or provinical in its character, and its student-body is recruited from all parts of the country, and even from abroad" (p. 5).