VIEW-3022 | Laval University, St. Denis Street, Montreal, QC, about 1897
Laval University, St. Denis Street, Montreal, QC, about 1897
Wm. Notman & Son
About 1897, 19th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
20 x 25 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
© McCord Museum
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Keys to History
In 1897, the main building of Montreal's Francophone Catholic university had just been opened. This branch of the Université Laval de Québec, whose origins date back to 1878, for a long time offered a range of programs that was much more limited than McGill. Only three faculties - theology, law and medicine - received students in 1897. Women, however, were excluded, as was the case in the classical colleges that prepared young men for university studies.